A day in the life of a gluten-free guru

We chat to sports nutritionist, Stephanie Lowe about her gluten-free life.   As a sports nutritionist, triathlete and self-confessed cashew butter addict from Melbourne, Stephanie Lowe is passionate about the health benefits of going gluten free. Her blog offers written posts and podcasts about everything from gut health to fat loss. It also offers delicious GF recipes and Lowe’s […]
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Nut butters uncovered

They’re ‘good fats’ but how healthy are the various nut butters? Dietician Melanie McGricedebunks the spreads.   “Nut butters are a good source of protein and good fats, some better than others! Try and pick a nut butter without too much oil, salt or sugar added,” says McGrice. “Many people use nut butter and butter together; […]
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13 fitness foods for active women

Power-up your diet and boost your performance with these fitness foods for women who want to take their results to the next level, writes Sarina Lococo   1. Sweet potatoes Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the human body. Vitamin A is an important antioxidant that […]
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Green smoothie recipe

Looking for healthy smoothie recipes to kick-start the new year? This green smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins.   Ingredients » Handful of spinach » Handful of strawberries » 1 pear » 1 banana » 1 scoop organic vanilla protein powder » 1 cup green tea (prepared as you would a cuppa) What you’ll do Throw all ingredients […]
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Foods that improve brain function

Eating to improve brain function involves a balance of important nutrients. Here’s a sample daily diet plan. “Carbohydrates are important for increasing serotonin levels, which are our ‘happy hormone’,” says Dietitians Association of Australia spokesperson and accredited practising dietitian Melanie McGrice. “Eaten throughout the day, small amounts of carbohydrates with a low glycaemic index help ensure longer-lasting energy. […]
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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 […]
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10 winter feelgood foods

Don’t blame your blah mood on the rain. Winter misery might have more to do with what you put in your mouth. Here are 10 winter foods to boost your mood. Spinach: Containing folic acid, it helps to protect the brain. Low levels of folic acid can impair concentration
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How to avoid bloating

Feeling bloated? Healthy gut bacteria is KEY to avoiding a bloated stomach.   Fix: Probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus/bifidobacterium) Healthy gut bacteria are essential in helping the body to fight viruses and infection as well as absorb nutrients from our foods and prevent allergies. Regular antibiotic use, alcohol and caffeine consumption, and diets high in processed foods all contribute […]
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