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CSIRO Healthy Diet Score

The CSIRO Diet Healthy Diet Score report card came out recently, with some mixed results. Overall, we scored only a 59 out of a possible 100 points, with discretionary foods being the most concerning.  On average, we are consuming approximately 3 serves of discretionary foods each day, with alcohol, chocolate and lollies being the top choices.

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Bananas for Bananas!

Anyone who has spent much time with me knows that I am a pretty big fan of the humble banana. They make one of the best pre-training snacks going around due to their carbohydrate and micronutrient content, and are a convenient, easy to transport ‘packaged’ snack. Plus, they freeze super well (banana nice-cream anyone?). One […]

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Foods for Great Skin

Taking care of our skin, the largest organ in the body, is paramount to many of us. Having great skin is linked to health and vitality, and a bad skin day can reduce in lower confidence and self esteem.

What we eat has a big impact on the health of our skin. As food is digested, it is broken down into polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are then used to build healthy skin. If you eat highly processed foods, low nutrients foods, or deprive yourself of good nutrition, your skin won’t be as healthy as it could be.

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Matcha Green Goodness

Matcha green tea has been around in Japan for years, however it is a relatively new player in the Australian foodie scene. I remember trying  matcha green tea on a trip to Japan about five years ago, but wasn’t able to easily find it anywhere once I returned to Oz. Regardless, it seems to be […]

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Benefits of Meditation and Switching Off

Switching off. It is something that so many of us struggle to do, though more and more research is indicating the importance of doing just that. Research shows meditation may be where it’s at. I was chatting with friends recently about stress, anxiety and how busy we, as a society, all are. My friend said […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Since becoming a dietitian, one of the things that has been on my bucket list was to publish a recipe book. This item has been ticked off the list, with the release of ‘Anti-Inflammatory Eating: Recipes from your Dietitian’s Kitchen’. This has been a massive project over the past year, but our finished product is […]

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Chocolate for Sports Performance

With Easter recently passing by, many of you may be feeling like chocolate is the last thing on your mind… however recent findings show that those eggs over easter may in fact help improve your sports performance. The benefits of chocolate milk for recovery have long been known and acknowledged, however recent findings have shown that […]

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These Easter Buns are my Pic!

I am a huge fan of easter buns, and have recently stumbled upon this recipe that I just had to share! The recipe has been created by Ruby from Little Spice Co., in collaboration with Pic’s Peanut Butter – my absolute favourite. I hope you enjoy this delicious treat as much as me! Spelt, Peanut Butter […]

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High Protein Milk

I was recently lucky enough to be sent a couple of samples of a new milk on the market, ‘The Complete Dairy‘. This milk is 25% lower in lactose, and 70% higher in protein than the average cows milk. Often when I see these types of products, my initial reaction is ‘ugh, what have they […]

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FODMAPs and You

FODMAPs – What, why, how? I’m lucky enough to have a couple of jobs, which means learning, and doing a variety of things each day. One of my favourite aspects of my work though is working with people with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and helping them lead easier lives. What is IBS? IBS a collection […]