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roasted cauliflower and quinoa salad

Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

serves 2  Ingredients: 1 large cauliflower, trimmed and broken into florets 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil  ½ cup uncooked quinoa  1 teaspoon cumin  1 tablespoon ground turmeric  2 cups coriander, finely chopped  1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped  salt and cracked pepper  ½ cup Greek-style yoghurt  1 garlic clove, crushed  2 tablespoons freshly squeezed …

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how much protein is too much

How Much Protein is Too Much?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) If you think there’s no such thing as a protein overload, think again! Take one look at the booming supplement companies, it says it all, our culture is obsessed with protein. Why is protein so important?   Every part of our body, including the skin and …

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Are You Getting Enough Iron?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Tired of feeling tired? Chances are, you could be low in iron! Symptoms of low iron levels  Tiredness Lethargy Poor concertation Dizziness Low mood Frequent infections If you have any of these symptoms see your doctor for a blood test to confirm whether your iron …

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How to Boost Calcium Intake

Do you get enough calcium? According to the Australian Health Survey over half of our population are not meeting their requirements. That’s a bit of a concern!  Calcium is an important nutrient in our diet, especially as you get older. We need calcium to help keep our bones strong and healthy so that we can …

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Sleep for Better Health

Written by Vicki Ma  (Accredited Pracitising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian)  Nodding off as you read this? Are you getting enough sleep? Studies are showing we’re a sleep-deprived nation – Australians are not spending enough time clocking up the Zzzz! Lazy weekend sleep-ins seems to be a thing of the past. Many people are now sacrificing sleep …

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How Food Can Improve Your Mood

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Before you mindlessly scoff down your next pizza or block of chocolate, pause and think about how this might affect your mood. Studies conducted by Deakin University have identified that people consuming high processed food diets are more likely to develop mental disorders such as …

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best foods for your skin

Best Foods For Your Skin

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Each year we (mostly women) spend millions on creams and serums and everything in between in an attempt to get radiant looking skin. But there’s an easier (and cheaper) solution! Diet plays a major role in keeping our skin healthy. Eating a variety of foods …

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Detox Diets

The “Dirty” Truth on Detox Diets

Have you ever been on a detox diet to “cleanse” your liver, improve overall health or lose that unwanted weight gain? Detox diets have been around for many years, heavily promoted by influential people such as Hollywood celebrities. It’s the rage on social media channels! – claiming to be the solution towards achieving “easy” and …

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