Author: Melissa Fine


Mind & Body
How to Eat Mindfully

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine. It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat it that’s important. Here are some simple ways to stop and smell the roses while you’re eating – or should we say stop and chew that chocolate! Don’t eat lunch with your laptop, or dinner with the TV I have to admit, I’ve gotten into the habit of watching The Bachelor in Paradise while I eat my dinner. The problem with this though, is that next

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How Ethical is Your Chocolate?

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine. There’s more to a good chocolate than its cocoa percentage. Here’s what you’ll find in a chocolate that’s not just good for you, but for the bigger picture. While you might savour a quality square (or two!) of dark chocolate each day, have you ever paused to think about its carbon footprint, or the impact it has on the cocoa farmers behind the product? We know a lot of you love your chocolate as much as

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3 Fun Topping Ideas for Black Rice Pudding

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine. In a food rut? Say no more! We recently came across a new wholefood brekkie option that also works a treat as a snack or dessert: Forbidden Brekky Rice! This Black Rice & Coconut Organic Instant Rice Pudding (phew!) is gluten free, dairy free and low in sugar - but far from flavour free! The best part though? It takes just 45 seconds to ‘make’: simply pop in the microwave and in less than a minute, your fancy-looking rice pudding

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8 Healthy Quinoa Products

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine. Before you say, “Quinoa shnimnah”, hear us out: quinoa doesn’t have to taste bland, bitter or gluggy. Quinoa can actually taste pretty awesome, and these products prove it! Whether you’re gluten free or a health foodie (or just a foodie!), here are our favourite quinoa products at GMB – we like them not just because they’re wholesome and tummy-friendly, but because they’re tasty, too! You’ll find these products at selective supermarkets and health food stores, or

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How To Go Refined Sugar Free

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine If you’ve been reading the GMB blog for some time now, you’ll know that not all sugars are created equal. We’re all about eating real food at GMB, so when sugar is concerned, we always go for refined sugar free options. This means we get sweetness in our diet from fruit, which is not straight-up-sugar; fruit is a wholefood package, with its sugar content wrapped in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. When it comes to

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Why you Should be Drinking Rooibos Tea

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine. Rooi-what?! Pronounced ‘roy-boss’, rooibos tea comes from the leaves of the South African red bush Aspalathus linearis. Several of us, GMB Founder Peta included, have a South African heritage, so you’ll likely see us sipping on rooibos in the office! Our current favourite? Madame Flavour’s Rooibos Mint Choc, the perfect companion with a touch of sweetness (sans the sugar!) to power us through the day. Here are some reasons why you might like to give rooibos a try…

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