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Are Peanuts Healthy?

CoachMel Healthy Eating 82 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 5 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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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 …

Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives

CoachMel Healthy Eating, Recipes 10 Comments

Whether you think wheat is super unhealthy or not, I doubt few would argue we eat waaay too many wheat-based foods these days. We really do love our bread, pasta, breakfast cereals and bagels! I suppose for many, the thought of cutting these staples from their diet seems completely unreasonable. I mean, where would you start looking for alternatives? The …

Why Clean Eating Isn’t ‘Healthy’

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Clean eating. It’s one of those terms I hear bandied about a lot. Whether it’s from personal trainers, or in magazines and diet books. The truth is “clean eating” has no real definition. In fact, it probably means something different to each who use it. And there’s not a shred of scientific evidence to support the notion.