Author: Chloe McLeod


Can Tea Help You Sleep?

Hands up if you get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night? And if you do – is it a quality sleep? Herbal teas have been used for centuries as a natural sleep and relaxation remedy, so it’s no surprise that they are a popular choice when it comes to unwinding at the end of the day. What’s more – there’s no shortage of research that backs the warming beverage and its effectiveness in aiding sleep. We go over why catching plenty of

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How To Choose A Healthy Peanut Butter At The Supermarket

When arriving in the peanut butter aisle at the supermarket, you are faced with a wall of various brands and choices. Smooth or crunchy, and different types of nuts, seeds and all sorts of other things; it isn’t just peanut butter available any longer! With so much choice, it can feel overwhelming trying to know which one is the best, or even which ones are slightly better. How to know? It is all in the ingredients list. Check out my four tips to help

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How To Get More Plant-Based Omega 3 In Your Diet

We often hear about omega 3 fats, particularly in relation to salmon, and it being a healthy choice. Omega 3s aren’t just found in fish though, they are present in an array of plant foods as well. Read on to learn more about some great sources of plant-based omega 3, along with why they are important, and signs of potential deficiency! Try out Isowhey bliss balls which are full of omega 3s in this months August "Baking Box" So why is omega 3 important?

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5 Sweet Low FODMAP Snacks From The Supermarket

By GMB Nutritionist Chloe McCloud Did you know approximately 20% of Australians suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Along with the emerging research of the role of gut health in all other aspects of our lives, it’s no wonder there is so much interest in gut health, and how best to manage the symptoms of IBS. So, what are FODMAPs, and how can they help IBS? What are FODMAPs? FODMAPs in an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are all different

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What to look out for in plant-based milks

There is now a plethora of plant-based milks available on the market, with many individuals now avoiding (or consuming less) of the dairy based options due to health or personal choice. But is a plant-based milk necessarily healthier? With many options containing very little of the plant they come from, it’s important to take a look at the nutritional profile. Following are 4 ingredients to watch out for in plant-based milks: 1. Calcium: One of the key reasons milk is recommended in our diets

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Nutrition
5 Things you can do with chia seeds (that isn’t pudding)

By now, you have probably heard of chia seeds, and the fact that they can make an excellent, nutrient rich pudding! But what are the actual health benefits of chia seeds, and how can you use them, but not as a pudding? Health benefits Chia seeds, whilst very small, really pack a nutrient rich punch. They are the highest combined plant source of omega 3, fibre and protein, and are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. By simply adding a tablespoon (15g) of chia to

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