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Spartan Race for those that don’t know is an Obstacle Course Racing event. A combination of trail running and military inspired obstacles. The biggest misconception of what this is all about seems to be the idea that these courses are designed to kill you, almost like stepping into a fiery fitness hell never to return… View Article
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, we are all still faced with the additional tempting treats in the Supermarket (which started in January 😡) as well as the Long weekend. Similarly to the Christmas break, we may find ourselves in situations where we cannot stick to our normal food and activity routines. There is no… View Article
This is a struggle we’ve certainly all faced before…  it’s Friday afternoon and your Facebook Messenger group from your friends starts going nuts with suggestions for where you should all go for dinner tonight… “How about that new burger joint”, “what about Mexican”, “I’m feeling Italian” – it all sounds delicious but all you can… View Article
“Life is like Spartan racing, it’s a challenge. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses you just must use it to your advantage. When things get tough cope it and move on because the next challenge maybe easier than the last.” Client: Gabi Day Age: 23 Sport: Obstacle Racer – Spartan Race Having a background as… View Article
Almonds are a versatile tree nut. They come whole, blanched, slivered, flaked and ground, so make a useful ingredient adding texture and taste to meals. Plus, like fruit and vegetables, almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Enjoying a healthy serving of nuts regularly as part of a healthy diet… View Article
Have you noticed that when we spy sugar-based foods such as ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets that our mouths begin to produce saliva in anticipation of eating it? Have you heard people refer to themselves as “emotional eaters” – where they eat to lift their mood? Do you suffer from a mid-afternoon slump that… View Article
Many people ask, “What is xylitol?” To put it simply, it is a natural sweetener with many other health benefits. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that has a crystalline, granular structure with a sweetness comparable to sugar. It naturally occurs in many fruits and vegetables and is produced by the human body. Xylitol is generally… View Article
Erythritol is in a group of foods called sugar alcohols that taste sweet but don’t contain as many calories and have a lower impact on blood glucose. Sugar alcohols should not be confused with artificial sweeteners because although they both reduce calories and glycemic index, sugar alcohols come from natural sources like fruits and vegetables!… View Article
Stevia is perhaps unique among food ingredients because it’s most valued for what it doesn’t do. It doesn’t add calories. Unlike other sugar substitutes, stevia is derived from a plant. The prized species, Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni), grows in Paraguay and Brazil, where people have used leaves from the stevia bush to sweeten food for hundreds of… View Article
Cocoa powder is an unsweetened powder produced by grinding cacao beans and pressing out the cocoa butter. The resulting powder is low in fat, but has an intense chocolate taste. It most commonly used in baked goods, where it is mixed with sugar and other fats, like butter or coconut oil. Cocoa is rich in… View Article
Coconut flour is a soft flour produced from dried coconut meat. It is a natural byproduct of coconut milk production. Coconut Flour is one of the few ingredients of ours that is not Australian Grown (Because there is no such thing as Aussie Coconuts!) Where does our Coconut Flour come from? Kokonut Pacific – here… View Article
Rice flour is made from finely milled rice. It is different from rice starch, which is usually produced by steeping rice in lye. Rice flour is a particularly good substitute for wheat flour, which some people believe irritates their digestive system. It is also used as a thickening agent in recipes that are refrigerated or… View Article
Sunflower Seeds come from, of course, sunflowers! The yellow flowers produce small edible seeds which are grey or greenly coloured. They are found naturally in dark green, grey, or black shells called “husks”. There is evidence that sunflowers were cultivated by native Americans as long as 3000 B.C! However, they were first discovered and taken… View Article
Now I have to say, finding the best low carb beers in Australia was one of the most enjoyable blog posts research projects I’ve done. It’s a tough gig but someone has to do it ? Low carb beers have been available in Australia for over 10 years now – maybe even longer. Now I… View Article