Antioxidants – nature’s little helpers

By Calorie King April 15, 2018

    Antioxidants play a vital role in the body to protect against the degeneration of cells. Research suggests that antioxidants help to protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. They may also help to delay the ageing process, reduce the formation of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and prevent the formation of cataracts. Putting out fires […]

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Move to the Music

April 17, 2018

  When you first start a new workout program, you’re ready and rearing to go! It’s exciting and energizing – you wonder why you didn’t start sooner. But after a while, no matter how interested you were at first, motivation starts to wear a little thin. That step-class doesn’t tickle your endorphins quite so much; […]

The CalorieKing Fibre Guide

April 14, 2018

      Are you rough enough? Chances are, you’re not. And we’re not talking about social behaviour, unkempt hair, or unruly clothes. Adults (no matter what their hairstyle) need between 25 and 35 grams of dietary fibre every day, though most of us are lucky if we get ten. Fibre is an important nutrient […]

Clever Cooking: Your guide to adapting recipes

April 15, 2018

  Once you get into the swing of it, making healthy food choices is easy. This guide will help you adapt your favourite recipes and make the right choices with the food you eat. How to reduce fat Fat in the diet is essential for good health. However, too much fat can contribute to you […]

Food Guide For Pregnancy

April 17, 2018

  If you are pregnant, or if you are trying to fall pregnant, a good diet is a top priority. Good nutrition can have a big impact on your own health and the health of your unborn baby. Calorie Requirements During Pregnancy The energy required during pregnancy varies considerably from person to person. This reflects […]

Asparagus

April 15, 2018

  It’s fresh, it’s tasty and it doesn’t contain any fat – in fact, it is the ultimate health food for spring. It’s asparagus, grown fresh in Australian soil. The Australian asparagus season starts in mid-August and runs through to February, with the peak of the season occurring now. Whether you microwave, grill, steam or […]

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Weighing in on the Scale

April 15, 2018

  It’s no secret that many of us allow our moods to be determined by a number on a scales. If it’s the right number – elation. If it’s the wrong number – deflation. But how much stock should you really put in this number? In fact, it’s not as reliable as you might think. […]

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Exercise and Diabetes

April 14, 2018

Whether or not you have diabetes, regular exercise is essential for good health and well being. But for people with diabetes, the benefits of exercise may have even more significance. Exercise can help to reduce existing complications associated with diabetes and also defer potential problems. Used as a treatment, exercise can even help many people […]

Willpower or Won’t-power: What works for weight loss?

April 17, 2018

  Most dieters start out buzzing with enthusiasm, determined to meet their weight-loss goals. Healthy eating and avoiding temptations top the menu – and fueled with their new-found “willpower”, they’re convinced they’ll stick to their goals. But as the days and weeks go by, willpower diminishes and junk food and other diet-disasters find their way […]

Gourmet Lunchboxes for Grown-Ups

April 15, 2018

  One soggy sandwich, some questionable cheese, and a bruised banana – anyone for a packed lunch today? We thought not. If the stale smell of your sticker-clad school lunchbox still lingers in your nose every time you consider bringing your lunch from home, it’s time to erase those memories with some gourmet adult lunch […]

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The CalorieKing Fat Guide

April 14, 2018

  Despite what you might think, fat is not all bad, or rather, not all fat is bad – in fact, some fats are even crucial to good health. However, that doesn’t give us the go-ahead to load up on fries; research continues to show that a diet high in certain fats is an unquestionable […]

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The CalorieKing Cholesterol Guide

April 17, 2018

Cholesterol. It’s in eggs. It’s in meat. It’s in your bloodstream right now. Should you be concerned or is all the fuss about nothing? Well, if your plan is to be healthy, strong and independent, even in your latter years, it’s wise to understand how your cholesterol level affects your health. What is cholesterol? The […]