Author: Melissa Fine


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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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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5 Best Soups To Buy At The Supermarket

Quick and easy, a ready-to-go-soup can make a healthy lunch, dinner or snack option, provided you know what to look for... Why not pull this guide out next time you're in the soup aisle? Whether you’re vegan, dairy free, gluten free, on a lower salt or low FODMAP diet, we’ve found a clean supermarket soup option for everyone...happy slurping! Hart & Soul Chicken & Mushroom Soup Why we love it: Dairy free lactose intolerants rejoice! Coconut milk is used here instead of

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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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