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What to Look out for in Commercial Gluten-Free Products

It is becoming a common practice for brands to specify that they are offering gluten-free products. The reason for this is because the fuss for gluten-free diets has been fronted as a game changer in the health sector. Most dieticians are of the view that gluten-rich products have been behind a number of health cases…

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Are You Sure You’re Hungry?

I have worked with many very overweight people and one thing that they all tell me is that they are very rarely, if ever, hungry. Nevertheless, they continue to eat.   It often makes me wonder what triggers other than hunger cause me to eat. So, I thought I would try a little experiment and…

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Eating your way through Christmas

Feeling brave? Go into a supermarket in the run up to Christmas. It would appear that we have been invaded by a population of people who live off a diet of high sugar foods. And somewhere along the line, we have become accustomed to double filling our trollies and forgetting that there are some foods…

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Reading Between the Lines on Research – Part Two

I promised you an explanation of RCTs – here goes (brace yourself).  You are a big pharmaceutical company and you want to know if your (very expensive) drug works.  You get yourself a number of people who are happy to go on a drug trial.  Many people with a disease, such as cancer, willingly take…

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Reading between the lines on Research – Part One

Research can produce some spectacular headlines. I was looking at a newspaper this weekend and read that ‘23% of women hospitalised for anorexia met the diagnostic criteria for autism’. On the surface, this could mean that nearly a quarter of women with severe anorexia are autistic. That is a hefty piece of news. But, because…

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Chickpea Mini Muffins

Ingredients: 220g chickpea flour 20g nutritional yeast 1 small white onion 1 red bell-pepper 20g spinach leaves 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ teaspoon salt   Makes 12 small muffins   Pre-heat oven to 200˚C/400˚F. Finely dice the onion and pepper and set aside. In a large…

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Video Recipe of the Week

Chicken is a great source of protein and a versatile ingredient. We thought we would send you this Italian stuffed chicken recipe, which combines simple flavours to transform a plain chicken breast into something delicious. It’s really easy to make and provides a generous serving of protein. Italian stuffed chicken 60g / ¼ cup soft…

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(Quick) Recipe of the Week

As busy parents and business owners (with a toddler who is ‘into everything’), we often don’t have a lot of time to cook. And yet, we know how important healthy eating is. The answer to this is recipes that can be made quickly, are healthy and inspire us enough to cook them in the first…

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Low carb quiche

INGREDIENTS: 2 free range eggs 5 egg whites ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp sea salt flakes ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp Italian seasoning ½ small red onion, finely chopped ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped 5 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 green chilli pepper, finely chopped handful spinach leaves, chopped 30g / 1/3 cup reduced…

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