Vegetarian Diet

Shopping for the Perfect Winter Fruits and Vegetables

May 06, 2020

Winter finds shelves in Australian supermarkets teeming with a variety of fruits and vegetables; some are locally grown while others thrive during the summer north of the Earth's equator. While it would be nice to buy all of these and serve them in...

New Study Finds Low-Carb Diet Better for the Heart

Mar 27, 2020

New research has found that a low-carbohydrate diet may be better for our cardiovascular health than a low-fat diet. The two-year study, out of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, found that people who...

Fad or Healthy: 14 Hot Superfoods You Need to Try

Feb 19, 2020

A healthy diet should be predominantly based around fresh foods, and while all fresh foods are good for you, there are some absolute star performers that should be part of any diet.  Superfoods are those foods that are higher than normal in the...

5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

Oct 16, 2019

Spring is here, the sun is shining and the birds are out.  It's time to bring back your garden from the cold and miserable winter weather. So, pull out the gardening tools and use these tips and get your green garden back. Clean out the garden The...

Best Spring Season Fruits and Vegetables

Oct 09, 2019

The air is crisp, the birds are tweeting, the flowers are in full bloom - ah yes, spring is here! So perhaps you're wondering: what are the best spring fruits and veggies to enjoy? We've got your seasonal food guide right here to tuck into. Top 10

Superfruit 101: What is Jackfruit

Aug 07, 2019

It's been praised as a "sustainable vegan meat replacement" and is poised to become this year's biggest food craze. But what is jackfruit - and how can you enjoy it? Introducing jackfruit It's big, yellow (or green), and has a strange smell. In fact, jackfruit...

Tips for Roasting Vegetables

Jul 31, 2019

Roasted vegetables are universally pleasurable to eat. They are a change from your usual steamed veggie side dish, but still retaining the nutrients. Capsicum and even cauliflower are a great roasted vegetable. Why roast vegetables Aside from being...

What is Alkaline Diet?

Jul 24, 2019

There is much been said in the press about alkalising foods being more healthful. This is actually part of a growing diet trend known as alkaline diet. Some experts agree that it is a good form of diet, some remain neutral and some disagree. But what...

3 Myths About Eating a Plant Based Diet

Aug 27, 2018

Some people are reluctant to fully embrace a plant-based diet as they are afraid they won’t get enough nutrition, particularly iron and protein. When considering trying a predominantly plant-based diet, one of the first steps to take is demystifying...

5 Surprising Facts About Fruit and Vegetables

Aug 15, 2018

We all love to eat fruit, and vegetables... mostly. They are surprisingly awesome and exist in nature providing unique goodness and deliciousness. Fruit and veggies exist in nature so they can reproduce. They are colourful, unique and come in conveniently...

What Are the Best Greens For Good Health?

Jul 27, 2018

Whether it was mum, grandma, or a well-meaning teacher, you've probably been told to eat your greens at some point in your life – and responded by dramatically holding your nose and forcing a questionable vegetable into your mouth. But as a grown up, you...

Survey: Aussies Aren't Eating Enough Veggies

Jul 13, 2018

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the results of the 2017-18 National Health Survey (NHS) and found that only 3.8 percent of men and 10.2 percent of women are eating enough vegetables every day. It also revealed that only the toddlers...

10 Rich Protein Foods to Add to Your Diet

Apr 16, 2018

Protein is an essential nutrient.  It is responsible for multiple functions in your body, these include building tissue, cells and muscle, as well as synthesising hormones and anti-bodies. For those of you who do endurance sports or weight training...

5 Health Benefits of Cashews

Jan 08, 2018

There you are, chowing down on cashews. You get to the bottom of the bag and think, "Woah. Are these even good for me?" but before you choke on cashew crumbs, rest assured they have many reported health benefits. Here are 5 reasons to eat cashews, in...

Becoming Vegetarian

Dec 27, 2017

People become vegetarians for many reasons.  Many reasons include: health religious convictions concerns about animal welfare or the use of antibiotics and hormones in livestock a desire to eat in a way that avoids excessive use of environmental...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin B12?

Oct 23, 2017

It is vital that you get enough vitamin B12.  This important vitamin is essential for your body to produce healthy red blood cells.  It is also needed for efficient nerve function and for DNA synthesis. Vitamin B12 is vital for the body to produce...

4 Out of 5 Aussies Not Eating Enough Fruit & Veg

Apr 21, 2017

A new CSIRO study has found that most Aussies aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. The landmark report – the largest of its kind ever done in Australia – tracked 145,975 people over 18 months, logging their dietary habits. Called the "Fruit, Vegetable...

5 Surprising Uses for Apples

Feb 01, 2017

There’s nothing quite like the first bite of an apple. There’s the crunch, the sweetness, the juiciness. But enjoy apples goes beyond eating the whole fruit raw. Here are 5 surprising uses for apples – for your body, and even your home. Sweet...

5 Healthiest Summer Fruits

Nov 23, 2016

Summer is here! Which means one thing – juicy fruits! But some fruits are said to be "healthier" than others. Why boost your fruit intake in summer? Well, we should really be eating fruits year-round as a part of a healthy balanced diet. Just be...

Avocado 101: Nutrition Fact & Information

Nov 11, 2016

The humble avocado is bursting with important nutrients.  Popular for its versatility, the avocado is the only fruit that provides substantial amounts of heart health monounsaturated fat. The avocado is richly dense with many vitamins and minerals.

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