Author: Melissa Fine


What Is The Best Oil To Use For Cooking?

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine The cooking oil debate continues, so we thought we’d share what we currently know about cooking oils to help you choose wisely. Here are some things to consider when it comes to cooking oils… The types of fats in the oil Upon exposure to high heat, fats and oils can undergo damage, forming several potentially harmful compounds in the process. For this reason, it is best to stick to a cooking oil with: A high smoke point – so that

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Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

We will take any excuse to treat ourselves to some choccie, so we thought we’d ask our GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine for five reasons why it’s good for you! Here’s what she had to say. The fact that dark chocolate is better for you than milk choc is kind of old news, but other than it being lower in sugar than the milk variety, there’s a lot more that quality dark chocolate can do for your health than you might realise.

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Tips For Baking With Gluten Free Flour

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine If you’ve put gluten free baking into the “too hard basket” but are missing all your favourite baked treats, hear us out… Gluten free baking does not have to be complicated. Once you’ve gotten your head around how different gluten free flours work – and a taste of how good gluten free baked goods can be - you’ll be hooked. First things first: don’t diss gluten free baked goods. From the old-favourite Orange Almond Cake to the

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Why Bircher Muesli Could Be A Better Choice, And The Best Bircher Recipe

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine A creamy bowl of bircher is pretty much a non-negotiable option on every café’s (trendy or not) brekkie menu - but that’s not to say bircher is a new ‘thing’. The brainchild was the ‘father of muesli’, Swiss physician and pioneer nutritionist Maximilian Bircher-Benner back in the early 1900s. Bircher muesli was what he conjured up for his patients at his Vital Force Sanitorium amongst the woods in Switzerland (sounds lovely, doesn’t it?). This was neighbour to

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Snacks Nutrition
The Perfect Healthy Snacks For When You Are On The Run

Do you make unhealthy snack choices when: a) You have nothing healthy on hand, or b) You’ve packed a couple of healthy snacks for the day ahead? Chances are your answer is a), and so let’s stop this from happening with these easy wholefood snacks that travel well - and that won’t have you opting for hot chips or a commercial baked good of some sort. Fruit Crisps Move over potato crisps and meet Emily Crisp - crunchy popped real fruit crisps

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Easy, Healthy Dessert To Impress A Dinner Party

In this month’s ‘Baking Box,’ every single GMB subscriber will receive THREE, yes three 100g blocks of our favourite organic + fairtrade chocolate by Bennetto. Give Bennetto Chocolate a try in this months 'Baking Box' Two thumbs up that antioxidant-rich cocoa – and not sugar – is the first (i.e., the main) ingredient in Bennetto Chocolate, but we really just love this brand because it’s delicious AND for a good cause. Apart from eating your Bennetto choccie straight-up (obviously), we thought you might be keen

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