Ritualize Blog

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Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Including loads of vegetables in your diet is so important for your health. Vegetables are incredibly rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which boost your health and help fight off disease. Additionally, they are good for weight control as…
Benefits Good Fats in your Diet
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Choosing the right olive oil for better health

The benefits of olive oil We know the amazing benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), such as a huge array of beneficial polyphenols and fats that are good for your heart and brain. EVOO also has a high smoke point, so you can fry and bake…
Why set Goals
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Find your WHY and you'll find your way

Establishing Goals I recently facilitated a group coaching session and got the participants to write down their goals.  Most of them wanted to lose weight.  I then asked them WHY they wanted to lose weight and one answered ‘doesn’t everyone?’.I…
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…