What is Vitamin D? Vitamins are required from our diet because our body cannot actually make them. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, requiring the presence of fat to dissolve. If using supplementations, excess amounts can be toxic as fat-soluble vitamins store within the body until they’re used (Higdon, 2000; Blahd, 2015). There are two … More A critical writing piece: is Vitamin D more important than we thought?
USE WHOLEFOODS AND ORGANIC BRANDS With the niche market of wholefood stores popping up everywhere such as, Flannery’s, Wray Organic and Fundies and others alike, it makes it much more accessible to find all-natural and organic brands. When you are examining these products check out the nutrition label and look for low sodium levels, which … More How to find healthier condiments
I love cinnamon! I usually have it in the morning with my breakfast, a little bit every day. It is so healthy and has been long used for medicinal benefits. There are two types, the true cinnamon called ‘ceylon’ or ‘verum’ which contains a host of benefits focused on in this blog. And also a … More The brilliance of: cinnamon
Manganese is a trace mineral that naturally occurs in body in small amounts. It helps to form strong bones by increasing mineral density, as well as connective tissues. It also helps to regulate sex hormones, blood sugar, calcium absorption, thyroid health, and to coagulate blood properly. It is a co-enzyme that helps metabolise fats and … More Mineral 101: Manganese
Vitamins are required by our body from our diet because the body cannot actually make them. Vitamin A is great for maintaining (and possibly bettering) vision, a healthy immune system, protection from free radicals, and the regulation of our cell growth and development including the maintenance of bones and soft tissue. There are actually two … More Vitamin 101: vitamin A
In the Western world we have so much opportunity with such a wide selection of foods. Typically, when you go in to a store the store if making you an offer with their product selection and when you choose to buy something you are essentially accepting that offer. That’s why it’s up to us to … More Food swap: unhealthy fats for healthier fats
CHIA (Mayan meaning strength) is popular today as a super food due to their many benefits. Chia seed not only is great from a nutritional perspective but is a flexible food from the point of view of a chef. They’re great to sprinkle over your breakfast porridge or yoghurt, add them to a smoothie or … More The brilliance of: CHIA
Lack of iron is common and prominent in the modern day world and can lead to unwanted symptoms or can be quite dangerous in the long term. So why is iron so important? Iron is primarily used to make new red blood cells (haemoglobin) with the role of transporting oxygen around the body. Additionally, when … More Mineral 101: Iron
According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013) it is recommended to limit our intake of food containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and alcohol. Limiting these foods does not mean completely eliminating them but rather, reducing the intake to small and infrequent amounts. Foods most likely to contain … More Junk food every day?
For the average person, guidelines to fish servings are 2-3 serves of 150g/week. However, when choosing Shark or Billfish limit this to once/week and have no other fish that week (Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2011). Why? The quantity of toxicants in these foods can be hazardous, even though fresh seafood is non-processed and free … More Food Safety: Seafood