What are the ‘Food Groups’?

‘Food Groups’ is a way of classifying foods according to the nutrients they provide.  In New Zealand the four food groups are: Breads and...

What are Superfoods?

What does the term ‘Superfood’ mean? There is actually no official definition of the term ‘superfood’.  It has simply been applied to foods that provide...

Healthy Winter Eating Habits

It’s not unusual for people to change their eating patterns from summer to winter. We tend not to want the lighter meals and refreshing...

Burning the Fat and Losing the Weight

Looking in the mirror you wonder... How did I get like this? Where did I go wrong? How on earth did this happen? What happened...

What are Preservatives, Flavour Enhancers and Food Colours?

It sounds like we are reading from a chemistry book! But all of the above are found in processed foods purchased from the supermarket. What...

Just Juicing for Health

“Taking care of your body should be your greatest priority if you expect a long and healthy life.  I encourage you to get into...

Diet Conscious Snacks – What are they really?

When shopping for healthy snacks some items come readily to mind: yoghurt, nuts, muesli bars, or something sweet like a muffin or diet soft...

Oils Are Good For Health

Many people believe that oils (like fats) are bad for you.  However, some oils are essential for good health. It is the quantity you...

Staying Fit and Healthy Over The Holiday Season

Taking time out is so important to de-stress and re-energise the body and mind, however for some people not having a structured day can...

“How Long Do I Have To Keep This Up For?”

I was talking with a friend in the weekend that has just started to watch what they eat and do some exercise in order...

Simple Tips for Eating Healthy

Healthy eating is not about sticking to a strict regime or denying yourself some of the foods you love.  It’s about having more energy...

Cholesterol – The Good and The Bad!

What is Cholesterol? We hear this word being banded around and usually when people are talking about heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol is one...

Are you ‘Too Dressy’ or ‘Too Saucy’?

If so, you could be adding extra, unwanted calories to your meals. A healthy and nutritious meal can be altered dramatically, making it laden with...

Light, Reduced Fat, Cholesterol Free … What Do These Really Mean?

All wonderful claims that help the consumer make the right food choices? Or are some deliberately misleading in order to sell their products? It’s a...

What’s the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates?

“Eating carbs will make you fat!” “Cut carbs from your diet and you’ll lose weight easily”. Like fats, carbohydrates have been made out to be the...

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