Author: Chloe McLeod


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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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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How do I Use Teff?

What is teff? Teff is a wholegrain which is rich in fibre, and also makes a great alternative to other grains, such as oats, rice or quinoa. It is also gluten and wheat free, making it a fab option for those intolerant to gluten or wheat. Teff is rich in protein, with 13g/100g, including all the amino acids as well. Teff has 8g fibre per 100g and is low GI as well, meaning it will keep you satisfied for long periods of time. In

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How to Get More Antioxidants in Your Diet

We regularly hear about how important eating our fruit and vegetables are. One of the main reasons for this is this is where many of the antioxidants in our food are found. Antioxidants work to reduce the side effects of oxidation in our bodies; free radicals are produced as our bodies process oxygen. These can cause damage to nearby cells, including damage to DNA. Higher intake of antioxidant-rich foods is clearly associated with better health and functional longevity. Plant-based foods provide significantly more antioxidants into

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Is Protein Powder Good for You?

Protein powder has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with a huge variety of brands now available on the market. But is it actually good for you? Here are my top three reasons why it can be a great option, along with a few things to watch out for when choosing your protein powder. It’s an easy way to get your recovery on track post workout It is important to consume a mix of carbohydrate and protein within approximately 30 minutes after

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