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Food & nutrition
January 15, 2014

Healthy lunch box ideas for back-to-school kids

Early mornings are busy in most households and the temptation is there to just give kids tuck-shop money. In truth though, it only takes 5 minutes to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch that will keep them full throughout the day, help them concentrate during class and give them the energy they need for sports and extra-mural activities. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 14, 2014

Foods that hide sugar

Are you trying hard to cut back on salt and fat in your diet? Hold on for a second – your salt-free and low-fat foods might be harbouring high amounts of sugar, which can be just as bad for your body. This is because fat and salt add a lot of flavour to food, and when you take them out, you need to replace them with something. Most of the time, that replacement is sugar. Got your attention now? While we have it, take a look at the top 4 foods that contain hidden sugar. If you’re ever in doubt,…
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Food & nutrition
December 27, 2013

Warning! Salt added

Preventative health has been the top health trend for a number of years now, and it’s all about “prevention is better than cure” – so basically, avoiding getting sick or ill in the first place. Your health is one of the few things in life that you are in control of, and everything you eat and drink, or don’t eat and drink has a direct effect on your body and its ability to continue functioning in top form. When it comes to food, salt is one thing that many people eat too much of, often without even realising it. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 26, 2013

Hangover “cures”

Everyone from your grandmother to the person you sit next to on the bus claims to have a successful hangover cure. Many websites also offer hangover cures that sound very convincing and come with “scientific evidence” to back it up. Is there any truth to them though, or are we doomed to suffer through our hangovers for ever? Here we take a look at the most popular hangover cures, some of which you might have tested out yourself! (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 21, 2013

Can diet drinks make you fat?

Soft drinks are bad news, we all know it, but if you’re going to have one then a sugar-free version is fine, right? Not quite. Before you reach for your next diet soft drink, here are the top 4 things you need to know about what you’re drinking: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 20, 2013

3 Saltiest foods – and their healthy counterparts

Surprisingly, most of the salt you eat doesn’t come from your salt-shaker - it’s already added to pre-cooked, processed or restaurant food before you sprinkle any extra at the table. With that in mind, and with so much focus on making people aware of the dangers of eating too much salt, we take a look at the top 3 saltiest foods and their healthier substitutes you can try instead. 1. Processed and cold deli meats Just 6 thin slices of cold meat can contain half of your daily sodium limit. Rather eat: Home-cooked chicken, avocado, rocket and fresh vegetables as…
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Food & nutrition
December 19, 2013

Fruit each day keeps disease at bay

The old saying “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” might have some basis to it, especially if you’re over the age of 50. Researchers from Oxford University assume that eating an apple a day could prevent up to 8 500 heart attack and stroke related deaths in the UK each year. As we get older, particularly if you’re older than 50, the risk of cardiovascular disease increases, which makes this research very important. The only hiccup is that the assumptions are calculated from a scientific model and not a study. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 15, 2013

Road trips, picnics and beach snacks – the healthy way

These holidays, you don’t need to spend a fortune on pricey and fatty snacks from garage pit stops when you’re on the road. And likewise, when it comes to picnics and beach snacks, there are plenty of tasty and healthy alternatives to the traditional soggy sandwich! Here are our top suggestions, let us know what you pack to eat for a day on the beach, a picnic or road trip. (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
December 14, 2013

9 Holiday diet tips

In anticipation of summer, you’ve been eating well and exercising (most days) and you’re finally feeling body confident and ready to hit the beach in your bikini. But come the festive period, even the most disciplined people struggle with the temptations of too much good food and drink – often resulting in unwanted weight gain by the time January rolls round. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a practical strategy to help ensure you enjoy the festive season without compromising your healthy eating plan. Here are our top tips: If you’re counting calories, one important meal aspect you…
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