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Matcha: What is It?

What exactly is this trendy green drink, and is it really good for you? Matcha lattes are appearing on more and more Sydney café menus, and they’re big in Hong Kong too (if you follow me on instagram you’ll know I can’t get enough of the stuff). All the answers to your questions on matcha, [...]

Three Tips for Alleviating Constipation

  Feeling backed up? Constipation can be uncomfortable and even painful. Here are three things you can do to alleviate constipation, so you can be your energised self again - no laxatives required. 1. Have Fibre There are two types of this plant-based nutrient: soluble and insoluble fibre, both of which can help alleviate constipation. [...]

Pre-Workout Snacks: My Top Five

  Unsure what to snack on before you hit the gym? Here are my favourite pre-workout snacks which provide adequate nutrients and energy - so you can make the most of your workout. 1) Protein Shake Easy to tote, easy to digest and easy to down when you're on the go. A bit of a [...]

What I Ate Wednesday…in Hong Kong!

Yep! It's official. Last week I moved to Hong Kong to be with this guy. So much to take in - HK is buzzing and I still have to pinch myself that I'm here for a while.  A snapshot of what we've been eating... Local food - Cucumber salad with garlic and [...]

Five Reasons to Cut Down on Caffeine

Do you depend on three or four coffees daily, or an energy drink to get you past the 3pm slump? Here’s how reducing your caffeine consumption can benefit you and your health. Some healthy substitutes and tips in here too, to make cutting down on the stuff as pleasant as possible ;) 1) Improved Sleep [...]

Equation For A Healthy Snack

 When it comes to choosing a nutritious snack to tide you over, there are three things you need in the equation: Protein + Fat + Fibre. Here’s why. Some snack ideas in here for you too. 1) Protein: By helping to stabilise your blood sugar levels, a protein-rich snack can help keep you fuller for [...]

Why is Sugar So Addictive?

Why you can't stop with the sweet stuff, and some tips for kicking the habit. 1) It Can Create a Sense of Euphoria …A short-lived one, that is. This is particularly the case with fructose, a sugar that’s highly concentrated in high fructose corn syrup, as well as honey and supposedly ‘healthy’ agave syrup. Just [...]

The Best Dairy Alternatives

Ditching Dairy? 4 Dairy Substitutes that Won’t Have You Feeling Like You’re Missing Out. Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just not good with dairy, make going dairy free (or even just cutting down on the stuff) less daunting with these tried and tested swaps. You might even end up preferring some of these to [...]

Saturated Fat: 5 Reasons It’s Not the Demon

Turns out some saturated fats don't necessarily deserve a bad rap.   1) Saturated Fats Have a High Smoke Point Take butter and coconut oil; Both saturated fats, these have a significantly higher smoke point than other fats, meaning they remain stable at high cooking temperatures. On the other hand, polyunsaturated vegetable oils like sunflower oil [...]

3 Wholefood Nutrients Your Hair Will Love

  A healthy diet looks after not just your body, but your hair too. Nourish your hair from the inside out by incorporating foods rich in these nutrients into your meals. 1) Protein You’ve probably read time and time again that protein can help to stabilise your blood sugar, as well as build and repair [...]