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Brain Boosting Foods: A guide to feeding your mind for optimal performance
The foods that we choose to eat can play a crucial role in boosting or busting our brain's performance. Boosting foods contain nutrients that are beneficial for the brain's health and cognitive function. Some of them may surprise you!
Good food, good mood: How to boost your diet to enhance your mood
While we are not ready to tell you to give up on your psychologist or throw out your medications, we are ready to tell you that food can have an impact on your mood. Research is growing in the area of 'nutritional-psychiatry' and the findings are looking good!
How to spot a fad diet
Fad diets may claim to have the “secret” to weight-loss or be an “easy fix” to your problems, but they may actually be harmful to your health. There are many different types out there (ketogenic, detoxes and Atkins, to name a few) and typically they involve cutting out certain foods or food groups (but never junk food or alcohol!).
3 tips for thriving through the holidays
Whether it’s celebrating with friends over a Christmas barbie or sharing an elaborate Christmas spread with a perfectly glazed ham with family, there is nothing quite like the smells of Christmas to excite our taste buds. So, how do we enjoy these events guilt free?
Staying healthy when you are busy
Staying healthy when you are busy can be a challenge for all of us, but it doesn’t need to be. Using our fool proof plate model as a guide for meals will help ensure you get all the nutrients you need as well as manage your weight, whether you are eating at home or eating out.
Freezer friendly meals
Whether you cook in bulk for the month ahead, or want to save leftovers for a later date, freezer-friendly meals can save time and prevent food waste. These options reheat well, without losing their taste and texture.
Hydration - Do we really need 8 glasses of water a day?
If you are thirsty, you can already be dehydrated enough to impair your thinking and performance. Dark-coloured urine of a relatively small volume is an indication of dehydration and should signal you to drink more fluids throughout the day.
Mental health in the workplace
A Three-Step Approach to Start Addressing It. When we discuss mental health, we tend to think of diagnosed clinical conditions like depression and anxiety, however such narrow definitions leave many Australians, who are suffering poor mood and affect,out of the equation. The World Health...
Is it necessary to take a probiotic?
Probiotics are trending! But should you take a probiotic supplement or simply up your yoghurt game?
We wrote this article for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to break down the research around probiotics and help GPs decide whether they should prescribe them to their patients or simply recommend fermented or probiotic foods. We think you will find it interesting too!
5 top tips for setting up a healthy home office
Nearly three years on from when WFH became a part of our vocab, and it looks like remote, or at least hybrid and flexible working is here to stay. There’s no excuse anymore for a dodgy WFH set-up - your home office should motivate you and keep you working at your best...
The truth about dairy
There is no denying that dairy is a hot topic! You either love it or hate it. Concerns range from gut-related symptoms to it being juice for baby cows to those simply avoiding it for fear of weight gain due to its naturally high fat and sugar content. Add to that the positive hype surrounding plant-based alternatives and it could be regarded as staggering that any human allows it to pass their lips!
Habit stacking - Just the tool you need to make healthy habits stick!
When it comes to trying to develop a healthy habit, it can be difficult to just do it!
That is why combining habits, also known as “habit stacking”, is a great way to create new habits and make them part of your daily routine.
How to fight your bad mood with food!
Did you know that research now supports a direct link between better quality nutrition and a reduced risk of depression?
With Poor mental health now the leading chronic disease in Australia, impacting over 2 million Australians, it’s no wonder that the demand for Accredited Practising Dietitians in professional settings, as experts in evidence-based nutrition, is increasing.