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  • Coles new plastic recycling program

    Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools!

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  • Milk substitutes – which one is best?

    Consumer watchdogs, Choice has done a comparison of soy, oat, rice and coconut milk. The bottom line is some are low in protein and calcium, so not valid alternatives to cows milk. Fortified soy milk comes out on top but if you cant tolerate soy, read on for the best alternatives.

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  • Japanese Miso Soup

    Try this very healthy and subtle tasting soup. Not too heavy for the warmer seasons. If you have never used miso, try the single sachets in the Asian isle of the supermarket. And if you’ve never used Shitake mushrooms, now is your chance. You can get them dried or fresh.

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  • Made For You Range

    Woolworths is now stocking a frozen meal option that is low in salt and fat, targeting diabetes. There are 5 products: pizza, green curry, lasagna (beef and vego) and cottage pie . http://www.madeforyoufoods.com.au/products/range

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  • Crispy chicken and nam-jim salad (Donna Hay)

    You could get away with the chicken skin in this recipe if you used 125g raw chicken rather than 200g per serve. The difference between skinless and with skin ½ breast is only 50 calories. (150 vs 200). If you have lost weight and become more active, your body should cope with the modest amount of sat fat and cholesterol from the skin. I generally say 1 tbls chicken skin per week isn’t going to kill you.

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  • HAES: Health at Any Size

    You may have heard of the size acceptance movement HAES or Health At Any Size. HAES promotes fat-acceptance and criticises the shame and blame anti-obesity campaigns of many world governments.

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  • chocolate cake experiement

    Check out this blog by Rosemary Stanton. She contrasts eating with the intent to have a healthy body and optimal eating experiences rather than eating to lose weight. The choc cake experiment is contained within. You could substitute any highly desirable food but I reckon it would work best as a shared experiment – do it with a friend.

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  • What’s wrong with a low carb diet?

    Check out Dr Jennie Brand-Millers explanation in the latest Gi News from Sydney University.
    In a nutshell: long term use (more than 6 months) appears to increase risk of heart disease through a larger intake of saturated fat and provoke kidney problems and bone loss in diabetes.

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  • Nutrition FAQ’s

    You may exhaust your nutrition questions on Dietitian Catherine Saxelby’s new website. Her FAQ’s are genuine – what her clients and audiences have asked her over the years. http://foodwatch.com.au/faqs.html

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  • NAIDOC week celebrations

    To celebrate NAIDOC week, check out Indigenous Weather Knowledge on the link below and take in the practical simplicity of a natural wisdom that no doubt got it right more often than our modern day weather forecasters.

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