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Do Essential Oils Help Improve Skin Problems?

CoachMel Essential Oils 1 Comment

I think you’ll agree with me when I say there’s a lot of silly nonsense out there in the world of pills, potions and lotions. But, just because some of them are completely stupid, does that mean we should automatically reject ideas that may be different to what we’ve done or considered before? If you’ve been on DietRebel long enough you’ll …

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Are Peanuts Healthy?

CoachMel Healthy Eating 79 Comments

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say, nuts are super healthy. But wait up… are peanuts healthy? Perhaps it’s only a problem when you eat too many, right? Well, let’s back up a little and define “peanuts” first of all. As you probably know, peanuts aren’t actually nuts, they are pulses belonging in the legume family, along with peas, beans, lentils and …

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7 Low Fat Foods That Are Actually Bad For You

CoachMel Healthy Eating 4 Comments

It drives me crazy how so many still equate low fat foods with health. It’s obvious some foods are naturally low in fat, like fruits and vegetables, and they are indeed super healthy. But, what I’m concerned about here are those foods manufacturers pride themselves on offering consumers, foods that are low in fat, yet they are packed full of sugar and other unhealthy …

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Is Salt Healthy? The Shocking Truth!

CoachMel Healthy Eating 5 Comments

The question, “Is salt healthy” is one very few ask, it’s something people don’t even question in their minds, actually. According to conventional wisdom, too much salt in the diet increases blood pressure, which can lead to hypertension and as a result stroke, heart failure or heart attack. The World Health Organisation recommend adults eat no more than 5g (1 tsp) of …

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5 Ways to Get More Exercise – Without Really Trying

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I’m writing this article today as a “note to my present self” as much as I am to you, my dear readers… I need to get more exercise! You see, we moved to Canada over a year ago, and if there’s anything that will mess with your routine, it’s packing up and moving across the world. I can honestly say it has …

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Is Tea Beneficial For Your Health?

CoachMel Healthy Eating 4 Comments

Hi, I’m Melanie, and I’m addicted to tea!!! Yeah, yeah, I know… don’t judge!!!! On an average day I drink at least eight cups, and in truth, no day feels quite right without it. Once you get to know me, you’ll quickly learn that offering me a cuppa is a stupid question, the answer is always yes! Even if I …