Category: Nutrition


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Restoring Gut Health

The gastrointestinal tract contributes to health in many ways. Research clearly shows that the function of the gut is not limited to digesting food and regulating nutrient and fluid uptake. There is evidence that the gut also: communicates with bacteria that support digestion by their enzymatic capacity regulates epithelial and immune functions that are important for gut health and overall health provides feedback to the brain via the vague nerve and hormones about energy uptake and other conditions that may affect mood and general wellbeing

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Nutrition Snacks
Are Purple Carrots Healthier For You?

Prior to the 17th century almost all carrots had a dark purple colour. Although purple carrots provide many of the same health benefits as orange carrots, they also offer some additional nutritional benefits due to their high concentration of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are flavonoid pigments that give many blue, purple, and black vegetables and berries their intense colour and strong health-boosting properties. Purple carrots contain up to 28 times more anthocyanins than orange carrots. Blueberry & Purple Carrot Rice Cakes from Only Organics is a great

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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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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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