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why don’t we eat healthy food, even when we want too?

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why don’t we eat healthy food, even when we want too?

Why don’t we eat healthy food, even when we want too? I finished a two day conference in Sydney last week, which focused on the relationship between the foods we eat and the effect that this has on our gut, immune and brain health. As I sat on the train, heading back the the airport, I was instantly transported away from the ideal nutritional approach we had discussed all weekend and faced with the realities of many peoples modern day food and lifestyle choices. All around me people were plugged in to their phones or tablets, the air was thick with the smell of fried food and people were...

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which supergreens are best for your body type?

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which supergreens are best for your body type?

          Supergreens What are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat? If your thinking green leafy vegetables, you’d be right. Studies repeatedly show that raw green leaves lower the risk of heart disease and cancer and act as a health tonic for the brain, immune system and kidneys. The problem is that most people don’t get enough of these foods and so miss out on their incredible health promoting qualities. This is where concentrated supergreens, such as green barley grass and spirulina come to the rescue. A daily dose of these powdered green...

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protein power

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protein power

Have you ever wondered why eating food rich in protein is good for you? High protein, low carbohydrate diets have certainly received a lot of press regarding their potential for weight loss, and a strong perception exists that in order to increase muscle mass you need to consume a lot of protein foods but what about the actual health benefits? Our bodies are mainly made up of water (approximately 65%) but did you know that the second major ingredient that makes up your body at 25% is protein. This significant macronutrient contributes to the formation of skin, hair, nails, eyes and the...

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healthy recipes blog – leek and broccoli frittata

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healthy recipes blog – leek and broccoli frittata

It was late on Monday night and we were hungry, tired and didn’t have much on offer in the fridge. I turned to an all time favourite in these situation and we were enjoying a meal in minutes. potato, leek and broccoli frittata 1 potato and cooked until tender skin off or on1 leek 1 red onion 1 clove of garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil knob of butter a handful of broccoli florets blanched until tender in the hot potato water a handful of grated cheese (cheddar, feta, parmesan, whatever you have handy) 3 eggs gently beaten (more if you want a substantial meal) Fry the onion, leek and garlic...

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pumpkin, red lentil & coconut soup

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pumpkin, red lentil & coconut soup

Pumpkin red lentil and coconut soup Gluten and dairy free Serves 4 This has to be the easiest and most delicious pumpkin soup of all time.    1 can coconut cream 1 cup of red lentils 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock ¼ of a medium butternut pumpkin cut into cubes 1 large carrot cut into large chunks 2 red onions chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger, or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste juice of one lemon or lime coriander to garnish plain yoghurt to garnish (optional) In a large saucepan add the coconut cream. garlic, onions, ginger pumpkin and...

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soy story

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soy story

If you want to be a healthy vegetarian you eat tofu, right? Or, if your baby or child has an allergy to dairy, then soy formula, milks, yogurt and cheese seem like an ideal solution. Even in the fitness world the food which was once considered as solely for hippies, has made its way into protein bars and shakes. Apparently soy is so good. Like many foods there are pros and cons to eating soy and there is currently much confusion surrounding its health benefits. Soy was initially grown in large quantities for its oil, which was used in the manufacturing of margarine and as a shortening....

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