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10 Top Tips for a Healthy Christmas Lunch

Healthy Christmas Salad Christmas is a common time for people to lose their healthy way and get stuck into all the tasty Christmas treats that abound. Enjoying some of these treats in moderation is absolutely fine however if you overdo it - like many of us do - it will leave you feeling full, bloated and sluggish, and wishing you hadn't gone for that second helping of pudding. Here are some delicious healthy meal ide...
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Is your new year’s resolution ‘I will eat healthier’?

IMG_2807 If your new year's resolution is to eat better then here are 8 simple ways that will hopefully help make your new years resolution a reality.   1. First of all don’t overwhelm yourself and try to make too many radical changes to your diet in one go. If you pace yourself and gradually start to introduce new foods and swap unhealthy foods to healthier alternatives over the next few...
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New Year’s Eve Pre-Party Plan

Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 2.00.50 pm   You can feel the party vibe in the air. This time of year is when our healthy diets and lifestyles can easily go out the window and we can be especially prone to overindulging in unhealthy foods and alcohol. Following these simple pre-party steps will help look after your health as best you can this New Year's Eve, and prevent those dreaded next day hangover symptoms. Taking certain ...
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ANTI-AGEING EFFECT OF SEAWEED

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 6.13.09 pm Brown seaweed such as wakame and kelp have high concentrations of a pigment called fucoxanthin, which is unique to brown seaweed. Fucoidan has an anti-aging effect and has been found to improve skin elasticity and collagen production.   Brown algae also contains laminaria, a polysaccharide that improves circulation and the appearance of the skin, making it smoother, more even tone...
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Get the Spring Back in Your Step

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 1.48.01 pm     Are you still feeling a little slow and sluggish coming out of winter? Do you wish you had more energy, to jump out of bed in the morning, and sail through the day? Well read on, I’m going to share with you my top tips for increasing energy levels to get that ol’ spring back in your step.   Top tips to boost your energy levels this spring:   Eat a ...
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5 Super Healthy Snacks for Kids

popcorn 1. Air-popped popcorn Popcorn is a great snack for kids. It’s rich in dietary fibre, to help promote good bowel health, and contains plenty of health-promoting antioxidants called ‘polyphenols’. The way you prepare your popcorn is of importance though.  Movie and pre-packed microwave popcorn for instance are very high in calories, unhealthy fats and salt. A large tub of movie popcorn...
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10 Top Foods For Beautiful Healthy Skin

Smiling woman on blue background. The health of your skin is a good indicator of your internal health. Drinking plenty of water and eating a nutritious diet rich in particular vitamins, minerals and antioxidants will help to nourish your skin and keep it looking healthy and youthful. Important skin healthy nutrients include omega-3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin A, C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, selenium, and silica. ...
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Eat a Rainbow of colours for optimal health

girl eating bright watermelon When it comes to eating fruits and vegetables we should be thinking about more than just having our recommended 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegies each day. Having a variety of different types and different colours is the key to getting maximum health benefit from our fruits and vegies. By enjoying these foods from each of the colour groups you will be getting an ultimate balance of pote...
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Eating seasonally for good health

iStock_000014784342Large Today's shoppers have many choices when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables. All year round we can buy fruit and vegetables that were once only available to our ancestors a few months of the year. Eating fresh seasonal produce is not only good for your health but it's cheaper, and it helps support your local farmers. Fruit and vegetables start to lose nutrients immediately after they're pic...
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Be a smart consumer

iStock_000005378791Medium According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research people are easily fooled by food labels, and will eat more if they believe it is a small portion. Size labels used by food and drink manufacturers (small, medium and large) can have a huge impact on how much of a product a consumer buys and consumes. When people consume a large food item that is labeled "small" they feel less guilty and ...
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