Artificial sweetener in soft drinks is commonly marketed as being the ‘healthier’ cousin of sugar sweetened beverages. Whilst there is extensive research linking consumption of artificial sweeteners with obesity, the new study has found an association with development stroke and Alzheimers Disease. This research into consumption of artificial sweeteners has shown some concerning results. Statistical adjustments were made […]
There’s nothing quite like staying at a luxurious resort and arriving at the breakfast on your first morning… only to feel like you want to try absolutely everything! So what are the best ways of managing buffet breakfast? 5 Strategies for Managing Buffet Breakfast Fill your plate… but just once When there’s so many choices […]
*Please note the sarcasm of the title of this article I don’t usually do this, but today I’ve decided to weigh in on a recent debate. Last night 60 minutes aired a segment with Peter FitzSimmons, which made comment about the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. Today, we are all lucky enough to hold our own […]
I was lucky enough to be invited along to the recent event from Business Chicks titled ‘What Should I Eat’. Given the amount of confusion in the media, and the varying philosophy’s of the speakers, it was always going to be an interesting event. Panellists included Damon Gameau, Lola Berry and Jessica Sepel, along with Luke […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]