Store Cupboard Essentials

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In Australia, it’s estimated that around one-third of the weekly household food budget is spent on convenience foods. This includes takeaways, supermarket ready meals, and foods prepared outside the home. No doubt there are many reasons for this, such as busier lives, and no time or energy to cook meals from scratch. In many cases, people living alone don’t feel …

What Are Legumes?

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Perhaps you’ve heard legumes are good for you. Or, maybe you’ve even been told by a paleo promoter that they’re to be avoided. Either way, today I’m going to cover your queries on “what are legumes,” and reveal whether they are they something you should go out of your way to add to your diet.

What Nutrients Are Lurking in Your Cupboard?

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Your kitchen cupboards may not only be a source of convenient foods, but also some essential nutrients. Many canned foods are, in fact, packed with vitamins and minerals, and can be a valuable source of such in your daily diet. So, what nutrients can you expect to find in your store cupboard?

Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds

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I love a snack you can take with you anywhere with little hassle… and, seeds are just that snack! They are also a great source of many minerals and healthy fats. They are the ‘eggs’ that contain all of the nutrients needed to nourish the growth of a new plant, therefore it’s not surprising that they are so good for …

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5 Tips for Healthy Food Shopping!

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What’s the biggest temptation-rich environment, which you encounter on a weekly basis, and the one that can really play havoc with your diet? My guess would be the supermarket! Think about it, more than 50,000 food items on sale, packaged attractively, and strategically placed on the shelves, so that we buy them without further thought.

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Detox Diets – A Complete Scam!

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Advocates of detoxing suggest that our bodies can become overloaded with toxins from the substances we put into them, and also from the environment we are surrounded by. It is claimed that a detox plan can improve sluggishness, lethargy, headaches, bad breath, spots, and allergies, amongst other things. They suggest that cutting out certain foods and substances, for a specified …