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10 Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes

As the school holidays are almost upon us I thought I might share some healthy kid-friendly snack recipes to help keep tummies full and fueled for endless holiday activities! Banana Muesli Squares Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 3cm-deep 26x16cm slice pan. Combine 1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup each of dried apricots and apple (finely chopped), sultanas, natural almonds (coarsely chopped) and sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine 2 mashed bananas, 1 tablespoon tahini and 1 egg (lightly whisked) in a small bowl. Add to oat mixture and stir until well combined. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth surface. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch. Cool

Know Your Sugar!

Sugar is very much seen as evil or toxic these days. Everyone is trying to eliminate sugar from their diet in one way or another. However, did you know that sugars or carbohydrates are broken down in the body to glucose and used as a preferred source of energy? The brain is one organ that is heavily reliant on glucose. This does not mean you have a free ticket to consume copious amounts of lollies, chocolate, soft drink or cake, what it does mean though is that there is no need to quit sugar altogether or severely restrict your intake. The important point to remember when it comes to sugar is getting the balance right! Too much sugar may be associated with obesity and tooth decay and too lit

Busting the myths on resistance training for women

There are Chinese whispers which have led many women to believe that doing weights will make them bulky, or won’t help them lose weight as effectively as cardio training would. However this couldn’t be further from the truth. Resistance training is based on the principle that muscles of the body work to overcome a resistance force when required e.g. lifting weights. Resistance training is a vital component of any well rounded health or fitness program. Not only is it good for weight loss and muscle tone; it also improves bone and joint function, bone density, tendon and ligament strength. Let science determine fact from fiction as we bust two of the biggest myths relating to weight training

10 Easy Steps To Eat Less Sugar

1. Eliminate Processed And Packaged Foods Where possible, choose wholefoods, such as lean meat, fish, dairy, nuts, seeds, beans and fresh fruit and vegetables. 2. Get To Know Your Food Labels Aim for less than 10-15g sugar per 100g. Also check the ingredients list for different types of sugars. For example, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, brown rice syrup, agave, honey, molasses, brown sugar, fruit juice concentrates etc. 3. Reduce Sugar Gradually If you consume large amounts of sugar, or are a ‘sugar junkie’, the thought of reducing your intake may not sit too well with you. The best way to reduce your intake is to do so gradually. Start by aiming to consume 100 calories of sugar per

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