Nutrition for Health Conditions
Having a strong immune system is important all year round, but particularly so as we approach flu season. During the colder months, we spend more time indoors, in heated environments and with the windows closed. These factors significantly contribute to allowing all sorts of bugs being able to spread and multiply more easily.
Thankfully there are a few things you can do to naturally give yourself an immune boost to help ward off harmful pathogens. Doing so might help you avoid the lurgy in the first place. If you’re unlucky enough to catch it, a strong immune system can help you more quickly and effectively get the upper hand and overcome the illness.Read more...
School holidays can completely mess with your usual food routine. But that’s ok. The trick is to make holiday food feel a bit more fun, make it more relaxed, give yourself a well-deserved break, yet still nourish those growing bodies with healthy food for kids. We can help you do all this, with these simple tips to feed the kids.Read more...
This study is the most comprehensive worldwide observational study of its kind, spanning nearly three decades. The results show that annually, tobacco was associated with 8 million deaths and unhealthy, poor diets 11 million deaths.
Of those diet-related causes of death, heart attacks and strokes topped the list, followed by cancers and type 2 diabetes. Overall, eating and drinking better could prevent 20% of deaths globally.Read more...
We’ve all heard about hyperactive kids on red cordial but is this just hyperbole? What are the dangers (if any) of food additives to adults and children alike, and should you be worried about consuming them?
The answer is yes, you ought to be concerned, especially if you eat a lot of processed food, which is where a large number of food additives tend to lurk.
What’s alarming though is that additives are now used in healthy foods such as bread, butter, yoghurt, juice and muesli bars; foods that in past decades were additive-free.
According to the Food Intolerance Network, Australia most consumers underestimate how many additives they eat and nor do they know which foods contain the nasties. The average consumer eats a staggering 20 additives per day!Read more...