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Summer: What's in Season this Season!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Getting to know what is in season this Summer has 3 awesome benefits:

  1. Extra vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Fruits and vegetables that are in season tend to have higher amounts of nutrients (and flavour!)
  2. Save money! Buying what’s in season helps to keep your grocery bill down. 
  3. Eating to the season gives your body a variety of nutrients and a natural cooling effect as nature intended. 

During the Australian Summer months of December to February here’s our list of what’s in season: 

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What are FODMAPs and will I benefit from a low FODMAP diet?

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Limiting dietary FODMAPs may be an effective treatment and dietary therapy for people with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), an extremely common digestive condition.

FODMAPs

is an acronym (abbreviation) for:

F

ermentable

O

ligosaccharides ..read more >
 
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What is it? Plus our top tips for digestive health

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

is a collection of any of the following symptoms such as regular abdominal pain, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhoea. The cause is deemed "unknown", but what we do know is that factors such as emotional stress, infection and certain foods can aggravate this condition.

Did you know? Around 1 in 5 Australians experience the unpleasant symptoms of IBS at some stage in their life.

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What are Food Allergies and Intolerances?

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Food allergies and intolerances affect many children and adults. They are the body’s reaction to specific food ingredients, or in other words, your body’s way of letting you know that a certain food doesn’t work for you.

What is the difference between food allergies and intolerance?

Food Allergy

= An Immune System reaction to a food. Food allergies can be life threatening in the event of anaphylaxis. ..read more >
 
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Gluten - Is it Hiding in More Foods Than You May Think?

Monday, November 03, 2014

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What is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in Wheat, Rye and Barley.

Some of the most common foods that contain gluten when derived from Wheat, Rye or Barley include:

  • Bread and Bakery goods
  • Pasta and Noodles
  • Flours and Pastries
  • Biscuits and Crackers
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