Antioxidants – Nature’s Little Helpers

By Calorie King February 09, 2021

Antioxidants play a vital role in your body, helping protect against the degeneration of cells, and against cancer, stroke and heart disease. Antioxidants may also help delay the ageing process, reduce the formation of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and prevent the formation of cataracts. They sound like miracle workers… but what exactly are antioxidants, and how […]

Constant Cravings and How to Curb Them

January 25, 2021

Wouldn’t life be simpler if, instead of cravings for cakes and chocolate, your body cried out for green vegetables and salad? Sadly, unless you’re Bugs Bunny, that’s never going to happen. The good news is that there are ways to control your cravings so they don’t lead to unhealthy eating habits and an expanding waistline! […]

Diabetes Basics: Management and treatment

January 26, 2021

Diabetes is a disease currently affecting more than one million people across Australia, with numbers continuing to rise. In fact, diabetes is developing worldwide at epidemic rates. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a basic understanding of the disease, or how to manage it. Even if you don’t have diabetes […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Body Image

February 09, 2021

The unfortunate reality is that, particularly given the rising presence of social media and societal pressures, many women – and also many men – struggle to find even one thing they like about themselves in the mirror’s reflection. Body image is the perception you have of your own body – what you think you look […]

myDNA Recommendations – General Suggestions

April 11, 2018

Lower Fat Choose low-fat dairy (milk, yoghurt, cheese) Use cooking oils sparingly Thinly scrape butter/margarine on toast No deep frying- instead steaming, grilling, baking Choose lean cuts of meat- including meats with less marbling, 5-star mince Trim fat from steak Take-off the skin of chicken Avoid processed meats (salami, strass) Include beans, legumes, fruits and […]

Clever Chicken Choices

February 01, 2021

When you think of chicken, do you picture crumbed or fried chicken, coated in eleven secret herbs and spices? If so, it’s time to take a fresh look at chicken! Chicken is a great choice as part of a healthy diet – it’s a good source of lean protein, and can offer many health benefits […]

Weight Control for Children and Teenagers

February 02, 2021

Childhood is the time during which food preferences and eating patterns are formed. Sadly, it’s estimated 30% of Australian school children are overweight. Unless intervention occurs early, overweight children will tend to become overweight teenagers, and in turn become overweight adults. Although weight problems may run in families, it’s often the faulty eating habits of […]

Cruciferous Vegetables

February 02, 2021

Cruciferous vegetables are the nutrient powerhouses belonging to the broccoli family. These include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, watercress, bok choy and turnips. These vegetables have so many health benefits – they’re all high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and contain a high level of antioxidants. Studies have shown eating cruciferous vegetables regularly helps […]

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

February 15, 2021

Diabetes Australia estimates 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into Type 2 diabetes, which can have serious health consequences. Most people with pre-diabetes aren’t even aware they have it. Are you one of them? What is pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough […]

Why omega-3 fats are good for your health

February 07, 2021

‘Fat’ is a term which has been demonised by society and the media…but is it all bad? In reality, while consuming too much fat is bad for your health, essential fatty acids called omega03s are actually extremely beneficial for your body, health and overall wellbeing. Sound counterintuitive? Omega-3 fats are a form of polyunsaturated fat, […]

Everything You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

January 25, 2021

Did you know the number of young people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is on the rise in Australia? It’s important to consider whether your child is at risk of developing this condition, and what you can do to help prevent this from happening. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition occurs when the body […]

Cholesterol – Not Just the Bad Guy

January 20, 2021

The media made it out to be a villain. Scientists say it’s essential for life.  No wonder there’s confusion around cholesterol. What is it, and how much do we need? Cholesterol is a waxy white substance produced mainly by your liver. It’s also found in animal food products. Plant foods don’t contain any cholesterol. Cholesterol […]