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The best way to rehydrate

CSIRO recommends we eat two serves of fruit on a daily basis, but a whopping 93% of Australians are not meeting the daily target. There are plenty of people who quite simply don’t eat enough fruit. There are also many people who avoid fruit because it’s high in sugar. Fruit contains fructose, fructose is sugar, and we should all be avoiding too much sugar. Right?? Well, not exactly. Let’s take a look at sugar, and when to avoid it.

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Which sugars are good for you?

CSIRO recommends we eat two serves of fruit on a daily basis, but a whopping 93% of Australians are not meeting the daily target. There are plenty of people who quite simply don’t eat enough fruit. There are also many people who avoid fruit because it’s high in sugar. Fruit contains fructose, fructose is sugar, and we should all be avoiding too much sugar. Right?? Well, not exactly. Let’s take a look at sugar, and when to avoid it.

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What is the best type of protein?

One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘what is the best type of protein’? Protein is available in a number of food sources and you will find a variety of protein supplements to choose from on the market. This week we delve into some of the science so you can understand which is the the right one for you.

Yummy Vegan Protein Pancakes

Who knew vegan pancakes could be so fabulous? And if you happen to be an active person, or simply want to add some additional protein to your meal these tasty gluten-free pancakes are perfect for you. When you think of clean-eating chances are endless amounts of  steamed vegetables and lean chicken come to mind. Foods…

The Link Between Vitamin D and Sunshine

You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that the way that we get our nutrients is through our diet. However, did you know that Vitamin D is in fact formed by the action of sunlight on our skin. Vitamin D is necessary for strong bones and a good immune system to name a few. Read on…

Eat Your Way To A Healthier Summer

Summer is here! For many of us this means it’s time for a well-deserved vacation and some relaxation with a cocktail preferably in hand. Pool side parties, BBQ’s, Christmas (if you’re in sunny Australia), there’s no shortage of endless fun during the summer months. However, you may find that summertime is when all your healthy…

How Caffeine Improves Exercise Performance

Caffeine has been show to consistently improve exercise performance, and up until 2004 it was on WADA’s banned list.  Although we think mostly of coffee, caffeine is found in many foods and beverages, and so monitoring and testing can be a problem.  Caffeine is also metabolised at different rates in people, and so a simple…

What is Carb Cycling and Does it Help With Training?

When athletes are training, they set exercise routines that include both easy days and hard days. And as they plan for these cycles, many athletes find it advantageous to adjust their diets and follow trends like carb-cycling. As sports nutrition shows us, some diet changes can help enhance our athletic performance. They can even help…

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Improving Your Mood with Natural Nutrition

Improving Your Mood with Natural Nutrition We all know that when you eat healthy food, you feel better.  It seems logical that a diet of natural nutrition which is rich in fruit, vegetables and lean proteins will result in good physical and mental health, and studies have already shown this to be the case.  Conversely,…

Are sports drinks safe for kids?

“If my child is playing sport, do they need a sports drink?” This is such a common question, and one which parents ask me regularly.  Most parents have been warned about the health risks of soft drinks and energy drinks such as excess calorie consumption, dental decay and added stimulants.  But when it comes to…

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