Butter V Margarine : good fat, bad fat?

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From a health perspective, until very recently, butter was deemed as “the bad fat” and margarine as “the good fat.” The National Heart Foundation awarded some margarines with their approved “Health Tick” but in October 2016 the Heart Foundation removed their “approved ticks” stating that, “the nutritional landscape has changed.” Like eggs, new science has shown that butter is no longer the bad guy when it comes to heart health but, like margarine, only when used in moderation.  Butter is made from saturated fat, once thought to raise LDL “bad” cholesterol levels. New studies show grass-fed butter (which is our...

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Love your liver

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Here we are post Dry July. Congratulations to those who participated in abstaining from drinking alcohol for a month. You raised funds for a worthy cause and metaphorically, you took your liver on a month’s holiday to Fiji. That’s the nett effect of eating healthy food, drinking H²0 and (other external factors aside like stress) enjoying a deeper sleep pattern as your tirelessly hard-working liver got a break from filtering toxins and processing all that alcohol into glucose and fat. I’ve written before about the importance of gut bacteria, well think of the liver as your gut’s best mate. Together...

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4 Healing Foods To Get You Through Winter

Bianca Don

4 Healing Food’s To Get You Through Winter Sometimes finding the nutrients you need to stay healthy, can be found right under your nose. That’s right, challenge yourself this winter to an all-natural vitamin boost with the foods you eat, to avoid the infamous winter cold and flu! Ginger In all its glory, ginger is significantly undervalued in our day and age. As a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine, this unexpected treasure assists in boosting your immune system and kills rhinoviruses that cause colds and flu. Simply grate or chop a 3 cm long piece and add to a cup of...

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Dry July - But What Next?

Bianca Don

The benefits of not consuming alcohol for a month are many and well documented, but after your 21 days of abstinence, what should you do next? Terry Herbert has some practical suggestions and reasons why…

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Calories and Kilojoules -Why You Need Them

Bianca Don

Calories and Kilojoules -Why You Need Them It can get really confusing when people say calories, but in New Zealand and Australia, we say kilojoules. Quite simply, these are measurements of food energy levels. They are both one and the same. The Low-Down on Food Energy: The energy food provides is used by our bodies to achieve all levels of activity. From the extreme of running a marathon, down to the simple act of breathing. To clarify, calories and kilojoules are NOT vitamins or minerals; they have no nutritional value. They DO however, play a significant role in providing your...

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Seasons Greetings!

Bianca Don

The warm weather is finally with us and as thoughts turn to Christmas, holidays and relaxing with friends and family there is no better way of sharing those times than enjoying the simple pleasure of food! Here are a couple of easy to prepare but simply delicious recipes to enjoy using some of the Health Discovery super food ingredients available on our web site. These recipes are both Gluten Free, loaded with goodness and contain no white sugar or refined ingredients. Don’t be afraid to experiment with some of your recipes that would traditionally contain wheat flour, white sugar or...

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