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Nutrition

Nutritional Labels

Nutrition information panels provide information on the: ► average amount of energy (in kilojoules or both in kilojoules and kilocalories), ► Protein, ► Fat, ► Saturated Fat, ► Carbohydrate, ► Sugars ► and Sodium (a component of salt) ►Number or the name of any additives (e.g. monosodium glutamate = MSG […]

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Weight Loss

Weight loss is not an instant outcome, just as weight gain isn’t an instant outcome. It takes time, and effort; though is not as difficult as it may be perceived. The equation to experience weight loss is expressed two ways: Amount of Energy in + Type of energy in + Equivalent […]

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Iron Sources

Foods Rich in Iron Well absorbed Iron Sources   (haem iron) Trim lamb grilled 125 grams 6.8 Pate Chicken Liver 60 grams 5.3 Lean Beef Mince 125 grams 4.3 Lean Beef Sirloin 125 grams 3.9 Pork leg Steak 125 grams 1.5 Salmon Canned 125 grams 1.5 Chicken Breast Skinless 125 grams […]

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Magnesium Sources

Calcium Variances: Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, depression, fatigue, muscle / joint pains, muscle spasms / cramps, high stomach acid, osteoporosis, seizures, birth defects, miscarriage, high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, cardiovascular disease, hemorrhagic stroke, aneurysms, PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), rickets, higher risk for some cancers. Magnesium Variances: Symptoms: Irregular heart […]

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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Loading

Definitions:   Glycemic Index (GI) Classifies carbohydrates according to how fast they release sugar (glucose) into the blood stream. High GI foods releases glucose quickly, Low GI foods realse glucose slower, allowing the body to better absorb the sugars  Glycemic Loading (GL) Glycemic Index multipled by the total Kilojoules in […]

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Eating the Smart Way

Eating is an individual need. The more we align eating to an individual’s needs, the better the outcome. A good base to begin is to have varied mix of fruit, vegetables, meats dairy and grains. But ultimately, we need to select the foods that are the most useful to  help […]

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Nutritional Food Labels in Australia

The nutrition information panel must be presented in a standard format which shows:  the average amount per serve and  per 100g (or 100mL if liquid) of the food. Nutrition information panels provide information on the: Average amount of energy (in kilojoules or both in kilojoules and kilocalories), Protein, Fat, Saturated […]

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Fibre

HARD (INSOLUBLE FIBRE)  Found in grains and vegetables. e.g., wheat bran, cellulose in wheat, lignin in fibrous vegetables and vegetable skins, barley, nuts and seeds  Not broken down by digestive enzymes (amylase)  Insoluble fibres attract water; they speed up passage of food through intestine, helping to prevent constipation.  Sits in […]

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Role of Nutrition and Energy from Food Macro Groups

Role of Nutrition and Energy from Food Macro Groups   Carbohydrates Contains most Vitamins particulary those water soluble.    A (Beta Carotine) – Vision, Embyonic, Immune Function B complex Thiamin, (metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids) Riboflavin, (energy metabolism – kreb cycle) Niacin, (energy metabolism co enzymes – kreb cycle […]

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Macadamia oil

Two considerations worth exploring with Macadamias and Macadamia Oil.   First, it’s important to link this question to your individual nutritional requirements…ie. deficiencies, tolerances, other foods you ingest per day, total fats, total kilojoules, your activity level etc The question you need to ask yourself is, do I have a […]

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