Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

Negative calories

Who does not love to eat? Sure there may be the few of us who find eating regular meals and cooking a chore but nine times out of ten, individuals will describe food and eating as their greatest sources of pleasure and enjoyment. Unfortunately, food, particularly foods that we love to eat contain calories, often […]

Yet another barrier to healthy eating: removing the GST exemption from fresh food

As if it is not hard enough for Australian families to eat well – long working hours, high living costs and the well-known monopoly our 2 major supermarkets operate in mean that eating well in Australia is already challenging. While per kg prices of fresh produce may appear inexpensive, compared to meal deals at major […]

Weight loss superfoods

With plenty of big nights and skipped training sessions to make up over the next few weeks, you may be tempted to seek out an expensive ‘detox’ program that promises the world when it comes to weight loss, and leaves you eating very little. Before you go and waste your hard earned dollars on an […]

The rise of the juice bar

Following on from last weeks piece on smoothies, it felt that juicing should naturally follow, with juice bars popping up all over the city and let’s be honest, we all feel a little more holy after we order a very healthy looking green juice when out and about don’t we? For some people juicing can […]

Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are one of a limited number of fruits with its origins in North America. A berry with a long history, researchers estimate that blueberries have been around for 13,000 years. They were a long-time staple of native American foragers, used for nutritional and medicinal purposes. Blueberries have also been shown to fight America’s silent […]

Should you avoid potatoes?

Should you avoid potatoes? In short, the answer is no, potatoes can be an extremely nutritious and portion controlled source of carbohydrate. While various types of potato may have a relatively high glycaemic index, a potato roasted in its jacket contains less than 20g of total carbohydrate, less than 100 calories and almost 3 grams […]

Whole foods: the lowdown on spinach

While spinach conjures up images of Pop Eye and his enormous muscles, spinach actually does not contain particularly high amounts of iron. Instead this leafy green vegetable which can be found in a number of varieties including English spinach (the true spinach) as well as baby spinach, contains large amounts of the nutrients beta carotene, […]