Healthy tips

It's what you do everyday that counts

What is the 19/21 rule?

Consistent healthy habits trump random indulgences. It’s what you do every day that counts. I understand that a health regime of extremes can be easier to follow than finding a balance as balance can be ambiguous. I often hear of people going on 30 days of quitting sugar, alcohol, wheat, gluten, dairy, chocolate etc etc. …

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Oaty snacks

Snacking to reduce anxiety

When your blood sugar levels drop too low, your body sees this as a stress and there are complex survival mechanisms in place to ensure enough sugar gets to your brain. Low blood sugar can flip you into ‘fight or flight’ mode, which can increase feelings of anxiety, so it’s important to plan your intake …

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Supplements and herbs

Health in a bottle?

How many bottles of supplements do you have on your kitchen bench? Supplements are big business backed by extensive marketing, so it’s tempting to believe there’s a silver bullet for a particular health issue. Nutrients and herbs can play an important role in restoring health, but they need to be used as part of a …

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Apple crumble

Gut healing apple crumble

A major upside to these cooler months is the abundance of juicy apples available. We’ve had heaps in our veggie box the last couple of weeks and as much as I love to crunch on them raw, they are also delicious stewed in a crumble. Health benefits: There are specific gut health benefits to stewing …

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Mashed potato

Gnarly mash

Let’s face it, my mashed potato would not do well on Masterchef! But, I make it gnarly for a reason – to increase fibre and nutrient content. White potatoes get a bad rap. Yes, they do convert to sugar quite quickly in your body, but I take a number of steps to combat this. Use …

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A rainbow of vegetables

Eat a rainbow

If I were to give one tip to anyone and everyone, it’s to eat a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables. Every day. Vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables are pretty well known, but have you heard of phytonutrients? These are natural plant chemicals which give plants their vibrant colours …and it’s not just …

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Watermelon

Food and mood

You’re probably not surprised to read there’s a link between food and mood. Comfort food gets its name for a reason and we often need to be ‘in the mood’ for certain foods. But food choices can impact your mood on a deeper level and scientific research is beginning to show that gut health is …

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