Nutrition for Health and Wellness

Food Journalling for beginners

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Food Journalling for beginners

Are you struggling to win the 'battle of the bulge'? Are you wanting to eat healthier but not sure where to start? Perhaps you are wanting to regain a sense of control around your hunger and create healthy food habits in a fool proof way? Journalling is a wonderful tool to help get your thoughts out on paper, to keep a record of things going on and to help be conscious of how you may be feeling, etc on certain days or at certain times.  Keeping a food journal is a wonderful way to help foster a positive and mindful...

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Up your salad game - tips and recipes to summon the yummin’!

Up your salad game - tips and recipes to summon the yummin’!

If the idea of eating a salad is as exciting as a trip to the dentist for you, then have no fear friend! I am here to tel you, that you can, in fact, make friends with salad.   It wasn't until recently (and out of necessity) that I discovered how delicious and satisfying salad could really be for a meal, rather than just the mediocre image of the 'lettuce tomato cucumber' trio that gets pushed to the side of the plate that most of our minds may conjure. It sounds silly, but with a little creativity and know how, it can...

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Good Mood Food - 5 foods to help boost your mood right now!

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Good Mood Food - 5 foods to help boost your mood right now!

There are a lot of different factors that affect your mood, including sleep, stress levels and physical health, but did you know that food is a significant contributing factor to a good mood? We are all probably familiar with the term 'hangry' (anger or irritability brought on by hunger), or even the difference in how we feel when we eat something that is good for us versus something that perhaps is not so health conducive. Aside from eating smaller meals regularly to help keep blood sugars in check, including foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals like iodine, B-group vitamins,...

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5 Foods to help you survive allergy season

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5 Foods to help you survive allergy season

As the warmer months approach here in the Southern Hemisphere, we tend to see another round or two of cold and flu, with a sprinkling of allergy just for good measure. Seasonal allergies are often triggered by factors like changes in temperature, increased pollen production or perhaps shedding pet hair as the weather warms up. For some, this can set off a hypersensitive immune response in the body, which can lead to allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, rash, runny nose or wheezing. As the 'sneezin' season' approaches, here are some foods to add to your ‘allergy arsenal’:...

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Eating Seasonally - the Basics and Benefits

Eating Seasonally - the Basics and Benefits

Eating seasonally is something that is seemingly lost in this day and age. As most of us are caught up in the business that surrounds our day to day lives, it probably doesn't cross our mind all too often about living in tune with the seasons or cycles of nature as perhaps our grandparents, great grandparents and ancestors did. In addition to this, advancement in food science and technology mean that we can find food that may not always be in season, allowing for a greater amount of variety at the local super market. To eat seasonally means to eat produce...

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