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Nutrition

Articles and information to help you get the most out of your nutrition.

Is Red Meat Healthy? The Facts.

Is red meat good for you? How much should you eat? Red meat is one of the most controversial food topics out there. It can get quite confusing with the array of information and opinions out there. Here we lay out the facts from credible scientific evidence so you know what is and isn’t good …Read more »

7 Best Habits for Weight Loss

Healthy weight loss is achieved from a balance of healthy lifestyle choices Last week we showed you some of the best foods for healthy weight loss. To complement healthy food choices, it is also important you make other healthy lifestyle choices to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain them. Start incorporating these healthy habits …Read more »

7 Best Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

What is Healthy Weightloss? Remember weight loss is largely based around the amount of energy that comes in being less than the amount of energy that you use. Energy in refers to how much you are eating. Energy out refers to the amount of energy your body uses to function plus the energy used from …Read more »

Fact or Myth – Type 2 Diabetes and Food

Let us bust some myths when it comes to food and Type 2 diabetes for you. Myth #1 – Fruit is high in sugar so should be avoided Although fruit tastes sweet, it is a form of natural sugar that is accompanied by lots of fibre and antioxidants which are disease preventing! Remember to eat …Read more »

How to Boost your Metabolism!

What is your metabolism? Your metabolism refers to how fast your body burns the energy from the food you eat (i.e burns calories). Think of it as the engine to a car, burning fuel to keep it running. Your metabolism is constantly running to keep your body doing simple things, like breathing to extreme things, …Read more »

Why Protein & Muscle Mass Maintenance is Essential

Protein and regular exercise are essential for building and maintaining your muscles (your muscle mass). We aren’t saying you need to have bulging biceps! Just a healthy amount of muscle that results from a healthy amount of high protein foods and physical activity – i.e. participating in at least 3 LLGA classes per week! Muscle …Read more »

Antioxidants –  What Are They And What Do They Do?

We hear all the time that we should be eating lots of fruit and vegetables because they are full of antioxidants. But do you know what antioxidants actually are? or what they do? What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are compounds found in certain foods that can protect our bodies from harmful chemicals. Think of them as …Read more »

How to Keep your Gut Bacteria Happy and Why it’s Important

Why your happiness relies on the happiness of these little guys. Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria. These little guys are constantly busy making messages that travel throughout your body, including to your brain. These messages to your brain can be signals that make you happy, sad, or hungry, depending on the type …Read more »

Homemade vs Takeaway Meals

Although takeaways are okay to have here and there, it’s always best to cook at home using whole and fresh foods with herbs and spices that are flavoursome and nourishing. Most takeaways have many hidden fats, sugars, salts and other additives in them which reduce their nutritional value. Our health is our priority so we …Read more »

A Simple Guide to Reading Nutrition Information Labels at the Supermarket

Food labels can be a bit daunting and confusing at the supermarket. Especially when the food packaging already contains so many other messages and information with numerous health claims and benefits. These quick and simple tips will make filtering food labels a whole lot easier. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to stay …Read more »