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Overeating and Overindulging – what to do next?

We all do it, even me!  Yes, we indulge just a little too much sometimes, more than we should I guess. Chocolate fudge cake, biscuits, Krispie Kreme….okay I’ll stop there, I’m sure you get what I mean now. Depending on our level of discipline and adherence to diet principles/goals, if we even have any, we…

YouBars and YouShakes – DIY Protein Bars and Shakes

I just came across a really cool site:  DIY protein bars and shakes! You can choose your own ingredients and even packaging (i.e. logos etc.) – how cool is that?! Check it out!  I would write about it here, but the site is quite simple to navigate and I’d just copying and pasting as I…

Cholesterol: What is it and what should your level be?

This is a guest post by Monique Slater. Basically, the lower the better! Did you know 1 in 2 Australian Adults are affected by cholesterol! What’s scary is that only 1 in 5 think they are affected. But what exactly is cholesterol? It can be so confusing especially when you hear about ‘good and bad…

POM Wonderful Review

Yeah, that’s right!  I finally tried it! Cut the long VERY short, the drink is not very tasty, though that doesn’t mean it is not palatable. It’s somewhat of an acquired taste! (Queen’s English accent pleeeeeeeease!) Some people have told me that it tastes like medicine and I can see what they mean. So what are…

Omega-3 Diet Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

In yet another study showing the benefits of consuming foods high in Omega-3, Akira Sekikawa (MD) and colleagues found that rather than genetic factors contributing to the lower heart disease risk in Japan’s population, the actual Omega-3 content of Japanese diets may be responsible instead. The study, cited in the August edition of the Journal…

Cookies benefit breast milk

Who would’ve thought that “The Health People” might advocate the consumption of cookies, huh?Ok there’s a slight catch, these aren’t ordinary cookies, they are enriched with CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). As a result of eating these enriched cookies, researchers found these healthy fatty acids to be present in breast milk at a higher level (46% ~…

Fructose and Fat gain Study

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition, fat-build up from fructose consumption may be greater than consumption of other types of sugars such as glucose and sucrose. The study involved six young, lean participants who had to drink either:  A soft drink sweetened with 100% glucos A soft drink sweetened with 50%…

Acid and Alkaline Food Diet, Part 2

source: flikr   So what did I mean when I said I shall provide two lists for the Acid and Alkaline Food diet in Part 1? Confused? Well, whenever I have scowered the internet for a list identifying the state (i.e. acidic or alkaline) of foods, I always come across some discrepancies in relation to…

Acid and Alkaline Food Diet, Part 1

source: flikr Many of us have heard things about our diets being too acidic or that we have to eat more raw foods to counter-balance the acidity of modern day diets. So how true is this you ask?

Finally I found Something HEALTHY to EAT!

Yesterday I went to drop my sister off Heathrow airport – she is off to my cousin’s wedding! So anyway, as usual, with all the delays and stuff – “…one acquired an appetite!” (last bit requires an archaic English accent!). I went on the mission of trying to find something to eat which was not…

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