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February 2011

Kale

by Michael

Kale is a hardy cold-weather green whose flavour becomes sweeter as the weather gets colder.  They belong to the brassica family which makes them a relative of the cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower and brussel sprout vegetables.  These vegetables have long been known for their health promoting nutrients. NUTRITONAL FACTS Kale is an exceptional source of fibre, [...]

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Bio Impedance

by Michael

What is Bio Impedance? A kick ass quick, safe and effective tool to test your muscle mass, fat distribution, fluid balance and your REAL age!  This is a unique health assessment that can give you immediate results and a way to track your health progress. BIA measures the opposition to the flow of an electric [...]

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Stress Eating

by Michael

We all do it or we don’t. We either overeat or under eat.  Firstly it’s always good to eat a healthy balanced meal three –five times a day minimum, including fresh vegetables, low sugar fruits (berries, currants, green apples, pears), wholegrains (pref. gluten free), Protein (both animal and vegetable) and good fats.  Here are some [...]

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Serves 4 ½ cup quinoa 15 black olives 6 marinated artichokes, quartered 1 heaped tsp baby capers 15 cherry tomatoes or sundried tomatoes ½ red onion, finely sliced 200g kidney beans Salt & pepper to season 2 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp white wine vinegar To cook quinoa place in a saucepan and add 1 [...]

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Proteins are made up of amino acids and are considered to be the ‘building blocks’ for the many cellular functions of your body. There are 22 amino acids required by your body to maintain good health; 14 of these are produced by your body (these are classified as non-essential), and the other 8 must be [...]

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How relaxed are you REALLY when you’re asleep? After a full night’s sleep, do you wake in the morning exhausted? Or STILL feeling tired? The effects of stress or an un-rested mind doesn’t necessarily stop once your head hits the pillow. Sleep Disorders called Parasomnias happen to you whilst you sleep and can cause fatigue. [...]

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Cholesterol is a type of fat that is vital for life. It is a building block for many metabolic processes in the body including making hormones, supporting cell structure and making bile. Cholesterol can be found in certain foods (e.g. meats, dairy products, eggs), and is also made by your liver. Too much cholesterol can [...]

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Broccoli

by Michael

Broccoli what is it? Broccoli is a member of the brassica family. It is usually green in colour and has flowery heads on a thick stalk. Its name comes from the Italian word ‘brocco’, meaning arm or branch. Broccoli is available year round. Is it good for me? Broccoli is commonly referred to as a [...]

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