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Coeliac Disease

By Calorie King April 14, 2018

  Some people are sensitive to a protein in cereals called gluten. When eaten, gluten causes changes in the lining of the upper part of the intestine which impairs its ability to absorb nutrients from food. The condition is therefore sometimes called gluten sensitive enteropathy (intestinal damage). For many years the condition has been recognised in […]

The CalorieKing Caffeine Guide

April 17, 2018

  Do you rely on a cup of tea or coffee to kick-start your day? Or do you reach for a can of cola every time you need an afternoon pick-me-up? Perhaps an energy drink after a late night out? Caffeine is one of the most popular substances on earth – consumed in some form […]

The CalorieKing Vitamin Guide

April 14, 2018

  Many Australians take a vitamin pill of some sort, but often they don’t need to. Most of the essential vitamins and minerals that you need to stay healthy can be obtained through the food you consume, which is why it’s so important to eat a well-balanced diet. Read on to learn more about vitamins […]

Gourmet Lunchboxes for Grown-Ups

April 15, 2018

  One soggy sandwich, some questionable cheese, and a bruised banana – anyone for a packed lunch today? We thought not. If the stale smell of your sticker-clad school lunchbox still lingers in your nose every time you consider bringing your lunch from home, it’s time to erase those memories with some gourmet adult lunch […]

Food for Thought – Audiobooks for Your Walk & Commute

April 13, 2018

Hi All, I like to walk, a lot. Audiobooks & Podcasts have given me so much insight into myself and the concepts of action and motivation. When I have a great Audiobook on the go, I’m much more likely to focus and hold my intentions. No reason they can’t do the same for you. Pretty […]

How to Handle Sabotage

April 14, 2018

Losing weight is never an easy walk in the park, but when you have to deal with sabotage from others it’s more like a hike up Mount Everest. It’s difficult enough when you talk your own way out of exercising and into a big piece of cheesecake, but when someone else does it for you, how […]

What You Must Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

April 17, 2018

Did you know that type 2 diabetes in young people is on the increase in Australia? It’s important to think about whether your child is at risk of this health problem, and what you can do to help prevent it. Read on to find out more. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition is one in […]

Whole Grains for Whole Health

April 15, 2018

  If you haven’t felt the “grain wave” yet, you will soon. Whole grains are being touted as the new super food, the new carb, the better way to better health, the latest dish de jour – and for once, the hype is deserved. Whole grains are a little piece of nutritional heaven. They’re packed […]

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

April 14, 2018

The United Nations has declared 14 November, 2007 World Diabetes Day. “Yeah, that’s great, but I don’t have diabetes so I don’t need to pay attention to all the talk about it”, we hear you say. Well maybe, maybe not. Diabetes Australia estimates that 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into […]

Getting to Know the Labels on Packaged Foods

April 15, 2018

  What’s in a label? With new legislation coming into effect in Australia after 20 December 2002, compulsory food labelling for packaged foods will offer a whole new level of information for Australian consumers. However, you won’t be alone if you think that deciphering labels is sometimes difficult. With hundreds of additives listed by number, […]

Chewing the Right Fat: Why omega-3 fats are good for your health

April 15, 2018

  We all know that consuming too much fat is bad for our health, but did you know that an essentially fatty acid called omega 3 is actually good for your body and wellbeing? Omega-3 fat is a form of polyunsaturated fat that helps to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and […]

Best Breakfasts

Best Breakfasts

April 15, 2018

  Want to know the secret to a good breakfast? Mix it up! When building your breakfast make sure you get a nourishing balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre. Whole-grain cereals and toasts are great sources of complex carbohydrates and fibre, while fresh fruit and vegetables provide extra vitamins and antioxidants. Get healthy protein […]