Category: Nutrition


Nutrition
Which oil is best for cooking?

By GMB Advisor, Nutritionist Melissa Fine Head to the supermarket or your local health food store and you’ll likely be spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of cooking oils available. If you don’t have all day to um and ah between brands, here are a handful of our favourite oil brands for you – so your grocery shop can be that much easier, and your food that much tastier. Olive Oil - our pick: Cobram Estate Why we love it Firstly,

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9 Reasons You Should be Taking Collagen Daily

Today, we want to talk about one of our favourite supplements: collagen. You’ve probably heard the word being bandied about, especially in skincare. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse. We'll explain why in a minute! What is collagen, and why is it so important? Collagen is an amino acid and the most basic form of protein in the body. Basically, it’s what holds us together. It’s found in our skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, bones, blood vessels, discs and the gastrointestinal tract, and

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How to get a good night sleep naturally

By GMB Health Advisor, Naturopath Amy Hotz A good night’s sleep is vital for both our health and wellbeing. We spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping, or - for many of us - trying to get to sleep! Poor sleep quality has a number of negative health implications that can impact our mood, emotions, productivity, immune system and also our ability to focus. While it’s always important to identify the root cause of your insomnia or poor sleep quality, there are

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The 10 Healthiest Guilt-Free Chips and Crackers to Buy

By GMB Health Advisor, Nutritionist Melissa Fine Looking for a cleaner chip? Our GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine gives the lowdown on the healthier options on the market - from corn chips to broccoli chips (really!) and our favourite crackers, there’s something for everyone here. Doña Cholita Totopos Corn Chips If you’re gonna have a corn chip, have a Totopo! While your commercial corn chips are made with dried maize, lacking the extra nutritional benefits, Doña Cholita Totopos are made from Mexican tortillas; these

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What’s really in your toothpaste? Brush up on the facts

You brush your teeth morning and night, but how often do you stop to think about your toothpaste? Our mouths are like sponges. They’re incredibly absorbent, which means that as you’re brushing and swishing, your gums are exposed to the ingredients lurking in your toothpaste. Most commercial toothpastes are chock-full of chemicals, and some of those can make their way into your body – even if you spit most of it out! Let’s brush up on the facts. Toxic ingredients found in toothpaste

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What's the fuss about Alkaline Water?

By GMB Health Advisor, Nutritionist Stephanie Malouf The word 'alkaline' has been thrown around as a bit of a buzz word in the health industry lately, but what does it really mean? We asked our GMB Health Advisor, Nutritionist Stephanie Malouf to give us the low down on what all the fuss is about alkaline water and if it really is important to drink in our day. What is alkaline water Alkaline water is a water with a pH level greater than 7. A pH

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