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6 tips for a healthy gut

Nutritionist, exercise scientist, trainer and online coach Brooke Turner shares her tips for a healthy gut.     Increase your prebiotic intake, which good gut bacteria uses as fuel to nourish its growth and activity. Eat fermented foods such as yoghurt with live cultures, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso and tamari. Up your fibre...
  Cheat meals – can they actually set you up for failure? What is a ‘cheat meal’ really? We asked trainer and founder of Result Based Training gyms, Travis 'TJ' Jones to give an insight into cheat meals. He writes. Psychologically, you’re saying you are cheating on your diet – but...
Looking for healthy snacks on the go? Try these delicious fig and cashew paleo-friendly bars by our friends at Flannerys. They’re also vegan, gluten free, dairy and egg free, so you know you’re in good hands. Ingredients 1 ¼ cup Flannerys Own Organic Figs (stemless) 2 cups Flannerys Own Organic Raw Cashews, plus extra...
    Fat loss occurs when your body is in a caloric deficit: i.e. you are consuming less energy than you burn, forcing your body to dip into fat stores to sustain itself. This can be done one of two ways: you can eat less than the energy disbursed by your...
Squash sweet cravings and give your workout a boost with these decadent (yet healthy) recipes, courtesy of Goddess Nutrition.   Ingredients 100g blended oats 2 egg whites 200ml almond milk 1 scoop Goddess Nutrition™ Complete Recovery Lean Protein in Vanilla Milkshake flavour (or a flavour of your choice) Plain yoghurt Sliced fresh fruit Honey Method 1. Add blended oats and...
Want to make sure you reap the benefits of wonder-spice turmeric? Try making your own turmeric latte to ensure you get the nutritional values while knowing exactly what’s in your cup.   Ingredients (Makes 10 cups) 5 tsp ground turmeric 2½ tsp ground ginger 2½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp black pepper Note: you might want to start...
 Whether you believe matcha is magic or not, there’s no denying the taste. Give these delicious matcha recipes by vegan chef and author of Passion: Organic Vegan Recipes to Live For Anthea Amore a whirl – and reap the antioxidants of its hero ingredient as a bonus. This recipe...

Kaffir green curry recipe

  Keep your belly warm and healthy this winter with this mouth-watering green curry courtesy of Broth of Life.     Curry: 4 chicken breasts without bone and skin - cut into large pieces (Vego option: your favourite vegetables or tofu) 1 x 400ml can of organic coconut milk ½ cup of pistachio nuts - chopped to...
Do you get sick often? It's your body telling you something's not right. Here's how to give your immune system a boost. You see: You get sick frequently and have said goodbye to all your sick leave despite the fact it’s only mid-year. The fix: Accredited practising dietitian and nutrition consultant,...
    By definition, a supplement is ‘added to something in order to enhance or complete it’. In a perfect world, I do not believe that supplementation is necessary: if we all had access to nutritionally dense food, ate perfectly, our environment wasn’t polluted with toxins and chemicals, we were never...
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