boost calcium intake

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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Raw Muesli Bar

makes 30 Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/3 cups sliced almonds 1 1/3 cups pumpkin seeds 1 1/3 cups puffed rice  1 cup dried dates, diced into cubes ½ cup dried cranberries  1 cup almond butter 1 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon Method:  Pre-heat oven to 180 °C (or 160 °C fan-forced). Toast oats for …

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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

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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Healthy Eating for the Heart

Written by Victoria Laios, APD A healthy heart is important, to maintain good overall health and also reduce your risk of developing Heart Disease. Heart Disease is a condition that affects around 1.4 million Australians and is the single leading cause of death in Australia [1]. It is the most common form of cardiovascular disease and is …

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Top Tips on Mindful Eating

Do you feel guilty when you eat a piece of cake?  Do you eat on the run or whilst driving or watching TV?  Do you find yourself reaching for a bar of chocolate when you are stressed?  Well…you are not alone! These mindless eating habits are what cause us to lose touch with feelings of …

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