Healthy, nutrient boosting smoothies

February 15, 2016

Get your daily dose of nutrients with one of these healthy smoothies, each unique and delicious in their own way. FOR FAT LOSS HERO: Matcha (powdered green tea) TIP: Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate your adrenal glands. If your goal is fat loss, a low-energy smoothie (500 to 750 kJ) is ideal. A smoothie with a low GI level, and high protein and fibre…

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Healthy doughnuts and cupcakes

 The holiday season is here so maintain your physique with these allergy-friendly, vegan and low in fat and sugar treats.   What you’ll need – makes 13 Cupcakes/doughnuts 1 cup brown rice flour 1 cup oat flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 241 g (1 cup and 1 tbsp) yoghurt** 1 ¼ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2 tsp vanilla paste 1 tsp butter flavour 1 tsp stevia…

December 20, 2015
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11 healthy nuts

Packed with nourishing good fats and protein, nuts are a go to for healthy snacking. Check our the nutritional profiles of your favourite nuts and see how they measure up.  NUT: AlmondsCASE: 50 g has as much calcium as half a glass of milk. Almonds are the desk snack du jour. Here’s why. A 50 g serve of almonds contains as much calcium as half a glass of milk and…

May 29, 2015
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6 super healthy breakfast grains

Unlike sugary processed cereals, bespoke breakfast cereals using nouveau grains, nuts and fruit cater to all diet types.   Amaranth It’s gluten free, vitamin rich and high in protein and fibre. Amaranth also contains more lysine (an amino acid that’s good at building muscle) than any other grain. When cooked it has a porridge-like texture, but you can also get puffed amaranth that doesn’t require cooking.  Buckwheat: It’s a high-protein…

May 13, 2015
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7 tips for shiny, healthy hair

April 5, 2015

  Trying to grow your hair? Here’s our easy-to-follow guide for shiny, healthy, longer hair. Tip 1: Change up your diet Create a healthy hair menu. To help nourish the hair follicle and stimulate hair cell renewal, chow down on brown rice and oily fish such as salmon or tuna. “Salmon is loaded with strong hair supporters like vitamin D and protein, plus omega-3 fatty acids to keep your scalp…

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Healthy fats are KEY to a good diet

Healthy saturated fats are KEY to a good diet, says doctor Anastasia Boulais. Didn’t you get the memo? Fat is officially back. Anastasia Boulais is a medical doctor and spokesperson for the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand, which considers healthy saturated fats to be important within a good diet. “I prefer to steer people away from focusing on a single nutrient and encourage them to concentrate on real foods,” Boulais…

April 3, 2015
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