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Micronutrients in Fruit
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Cooking Matters and the Benefits of Micronutrients

The Benefits of Micronutrients We know fruit and vegetables contain healthy micronutrients - vitamins and minerals, but did you know that different methods of food preparation can affect the levels of vitamin content and bioavailability (how…
Effects of antioxidant supplements
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Are Antioxidant supplements making you weaker?

The marketing of antioxidant supplements We have been marketed to by antioxidant supplements for years, with their health and longevity benefits being touted no end. The theory goes something like this: 1. Free radicals, or reactive oxygen…
Sub-lethal poisons in food
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Get Your Daily Dose of Poison – Seriously!

In my last post I wrote about the fact that the marketing and hype around taking antioxidant supplements is not supported by the research – and that numerous research studies show that taking anti-oxidant supplements (especially individual…
Resilience of People
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That which does not kill us …

In the late 1800’s, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” It is a phrase often used to explain the resilience of people who have endured hardships. It turns out that it certainly…
Grains in your diet
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For or Against the Grain?

There is so much in the media and the blogosphere about cutting out grains and living a life similar to that of the caveman through a Paleo diet. Although some of the claims of the Paleo community don’t stand up to good scientific scrutiny,…
Benefits of eggs in your diet
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What a good egg!

Eggs have had gone from good to bad and now back to good.  They are a great source of protein and good fats (if you buy free range eggs). Eating eggs for breakfast keeps you fuller for longer, so you eat less throughout the day, which can lead…
Caveman theory
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We are all Cavemen in a Modern World

In the words of Charles Darwin: ‘It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.’Our species has become the most dominant species on earth, partly…
HIIT and Endurance training
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Exercise for Maximum Reward in Minimum Time

This week we’re going to talk about HIIT, or high intensity interval training. HIIT is on the rise and for very good reasons – firstly, traditional endurance training is known being shown to be bad for our health when performed excessively…
Benefits Good Fats in your Diet
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Let's Chew the Fat

Most of us have had it drummed into us that fat is bad and we should only be eating food low in fat to prevent heart disease, obesity, diabetes and a host of other preventative diseases. However, does the evidence reflect the guidelines we have…