Author Archives: Nadine Meggitt

26 Feb 2024

Alluring addictiveness of fast food

 

Did you know the brain has a reward system? It’s a primal system that rewards us when we do something that encourages our survival – such as eating food. Unfortunately, when we eat junk food, the chemical dopamine (aka the reward), is released in larger amounts into the brain than when we eat whole foods. Learn more…

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02 Jan 2024

Water is Life

Water is Life Did you know the human body can go weeks without eating food but only days without water? Water is found in our blood, digestive juices, perspiration, lean muscle, fat, bones and urine and forms 50-75% of our body. Our body isn’t able to store water, and we constantly loose water from our…

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14 Nov 2023

Eating healthy is a lifelong journey

Eating healthy is a lifelong journey Different stages of our life have different nutritional requirements. Just as it was important to eat well as a baby or a child, it is also important to eat well over 50. Here’s how we can do that… As we age our lifestyle can change and our appetite may…

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30 Aug 2023

Food Myth – Reduced fat milk has added sugar

Are you confused about which dairy milk to drink – full cream, reduced fat, skim? You’re not alone. Is it the fat content that worries you? Or have you heard that sugar is added to skim milk? Maybe you’re not sure which is better for you nutritionally? Let us try and clear up a few of the unknowns.

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25 Jul 2023

Simple Food Swaps

Here are some quick and simple food swaps to get you and your loved ones on the road to healthier eating, and hopefully the swaps become a lifelong habit. Read on to learn more… Bread Swap plain and multigrain white bread for wholemeal or wholegrain bread. Wholemeal and wholegrain bread is higher in fibre and…

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09 May 2023

Food and Your Mood

In the same way that exercise can have a positive effect on our mood, eating a healthy diet can do the same.

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20 Mar 2023

Healthy eating and the cost of living

We’re all feeling the pinch at the moment with the increased cost of living. It’s important though to try and maintain our healthy eating habits. Here are some ideas to help reduce the impact of the cost of living on your weekly grocery bill.

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05 Dec 2022

The Importance of Protein

Do you know how much protein you should be consuming per day? How do things like our gender, health and pregnancy affect this amount? Read on to find out.

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24 Oct 2022

Personalised Nutrition and Advances in DNA Research

Nutrigenomics is the study of how our genes (or DNA) affect the relationship between the food we eat and our bodies. It’s a booming industry and it’s forecast to get even bigger. The mapping of the human genome back in the 1990s brought about an era of science never seen before and by the early…

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