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food and nutrition

Recipes
April 8, 2019

3 tasty low-carb snacks for work

Following a strict diet means you have to say no to your usual guilty pleasures. Worse, you can’t snack mindlessly at work when you need a pick-me-up. It can be hard to make the necessary changes for your health, but you’ll be happy to know you can still enjoy a treat. Try these guilt-free snack recipes to keep the hunger at bay. Chip swap: beetroot chips Beetroot is packed with nutrients like potassium, fibre, betaine (amino acid), magnesium, folate and Vitamin C. Beets also contain nitrates and pigments that can help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. Ingredients 5…
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
April 8, 2019

Food combinations that boost weight loss

Burgers and chips, waffles and ice-cream and pancakes and cream. These are some iconic food combos that we know and love. Sadly, they also pack on the kilos. Don’t worry though, if you ditch them, you can still pair your foods by choosing more nutritious options. First, you need to find healthy, balanced meal options. Eat smart When combined, foods react to each other in your body, for better or worse. If you eat the wrong foods together, your digestive system suffers. As a result, the undigested food is left in your stomach to rot. Researchers have shown that this…
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Food & nutrition
April 8, 2019

5 breakfast dishes from around the world

Tired of oats or yoghurt for breakfast every day? Let’s take a trip around the world to explore nutritious, tasty breakfast options to shake up your tastebuds.
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General knowledge
March 25, 2019

How your body turns food into energy

Growing up you may have heard about how certain foods are better for your health than others, some foods are considered “brain foods” and some provide you with energy. But, how does it work? Let’s break it down.
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Food & nutrition
March 20, 2019

How to know if you’re undereating

If you are trying to drop a dress size or two, eating less seems like the simplest solution. But be careful, you might wind up losing more than a bit of weight! Undereating may seem harmless, but over time, it can lead to several health risks like bone fractures, infertility, a weakened immune system, malnutrition, anaemia and chronic fatigue.
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Gut & digestion
March 20, 2019

What to do if your farts smell bad

Although we’d like to deny it; everyone farts, and most are smelly! But if your farts are so foul that it makes everyone want to leave the room, you may need to find the cause and fix it.
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Food & nutrition
March 19, 2019

Why you don’t have to be scared of bacon

What’s breakfast without bacon or a sandwich without ham? Although these meats make for convenient tasty meals or sides, could they potentially harm your health? There is some confusion in the research about what is harmful and helpful when it comes to these meats.
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Recipes
March 19, 2019

Yummy, homemade salad dressing

A little goes a long way when it comes to salad dressing, but eventually, those drizzles can add inches to your waistline. Making your own nutritious dressings is a much healthier option. Here are some delicious recipes.
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Recipes
March 19, 2019

Seasonal recipes to ease into autumn

How much do we love autumn? Not too hot, not too cold – and all those great seasonal veggies to incorporate into your favourite meals. Here are some savoury combinations.
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