Author: Melissa Fine


How To Create A Healthy Kids Lunch Box

A balanced lunch is so important for little ones, helping to keep growing bodies in check and energised, and little minds focused. Easier said than done we know, but here are 3 can-do everyday kids' lunch tips from our Nutritionist Melissa Fine.1️. Eat the rainbowAim for 4-5 different colours from fruit and veg. Think carrot sticks, cucumber crudites, cherry tomatoes, pitted olives, blueberries, grapes...whatever they like!2️. Don't forget the protein: Protein helps to keep blood sugar and energy levels steady.Try:Leftover

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How Oral Health Can Affect Your Wellbeing

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine Gut health is what everyone’s talking about, but what about oral health? Equally worthy of attention, did you know that the health of your mouth can indicate a lot about your overall health? It’s not just bad breath, dental decay and gum disease that poor oral health can lead to, with gum disease in particular linked to a range of chronic diseases: from cardiovascular (heart) and respiratory (lung) disease to diabetes and osteoporosis. More on this here. Look

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Snacks Dessert
Our 6 Favourite Healthy Chocolates

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine We love our choccie at GMB, and the good news is there are more and more quality and clean chocolate brands landing on the market. Here are our current go-tos. Bennetto Natural Foods Co. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Not only does this taste heavenly (velvety smooth and with the perfect bitter:sweet:tart ratio), but it’s DAIRY FREE... perfect if you’re lactose intolerant or vegan. An ingredient list is always listed in descending order so it’s great that

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Top 8 Teas You Can Buy From The Supermarket

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine Feeling lost in the tea aisle? We’re tea aficionados at GMB, so we guarantee these won’t end up collecting dust in the pantry… Pukka Three Ginger Trying to get into herbal tea but just aren’t a fan? Pukka might just make you a convert. Made with ginger, galangal and antioxidant-rich turmeric, this warming blend can help soothe the stomach, alleviate nausea and aid digestion. It’s got a little bit of a kick, and a touch of

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5 Best Natural Deodorants

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine At GMB, we take our deodorant as seriously as we take our food – meaning we make sure it’s all natural and made with REAL ingredients we recognise – because it’s something we’re putting into our bodies. Strange ingredients lurking in commercial deodorants: Aluminium (to block pores and prevent sweating), parabens (chemical preservatives), steareths (emulsifiers that can irritate the skin), triclosan, propylene glycol, triethanolamine, artificial colours (TEA) & Diethanolamine (DEA)…say what?! Keen to hop on the natural deodorant

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Nutrition Dessert
What is the difference between cocoa and cacao?

By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine The difference between cocoa and cacao is a little more than an “I say toma-toes, you say tomat-oes,” kinda thing. In a (cocoa) nutshell, the difference between cocoa and cacao is this: Cacao powder is raw and comes from the seed of Theobroma cacao, the cacao tree. The unroasted cacao beans are cold-pressed to produce cacao powder. Cocoa powder, on the other hand, is pressed from the roasted cacao seed, and so has been heat-treated. Apart from the way in

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