Tasty Food without the Guilt: Decreasing Salt, Sugar and Fat in Food

Growing up, I always enjoyed visiting my Grandmother’s house on Sundays, because she would make the biggest Sunday “seven colours” dinner you could wish for. It would be a spread of fried chicken, creamed spinach, sweet pumpkin, beetroot, coleslaw, mashed potato and desserts – that you would never be too full for. It was the
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The Good & the Bad of Carbs

FUTURELIFE® Fun Facts Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients and should form 45-65% of your total energy intake Low GI carbohydrates help to maintain blood glucose levels Refined carbohydrates are often called “empty calories” because they contain very few, if any nutrients besides carbohydrates CARBS ARE NOT THE ENEMY Recently carbohydrates have become the bad
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Top 5 Reasons to Eat Lentils

FUTURELIFE® Fun Facts Lentils are highly nutritious and some health benefits include: Helping to control blood glucose levels Assisting in digestion and boost metabolism Reducing the risk of cancer Sprouted lentils aid in muscle generation THE MIGHTY LENTIL Lentils are fast becoming one of the more popular foods when it comes to good nutrition. But
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Does Dairy Cause Cancer?

FUTURELIFE® Fun Facts: Calcium is an important nutrient for bone and dental health, with dairy foods being a major source of dietary calcium. Dairy foods such as milk, yoghurt and cheese are good sources of calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin and zinc. The Cancer Council encourages people to choose reduced
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Exercise and Immunity

FUTURELIFE® Fun Facts: Research has proven the link between moderate, regular exercise and a healthy immune system. EXERCISE HELPS IMPROVE IMMUNITY Often, the immune system is not given enough credit for generally keeping us alive. The immune system is made of many cells and systems that prevent us from getting infected with bacteria and viruses.
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The Nutritional Effects of Smoking

FUTURELIFE® Fun Facts Smoking decreases levels of vitamins C, E and D in the body. FUTURELIFE® products are a good source of vitamins and minerals, which are needed in higher amounts in smokers. The effects of smoking on nutrition The impact of smoking on the risk of diseases such as cancer, emphysema and cardiovascular disease
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Snackification: 6 or 3, what should it be?

My friend is always eating. Every 2 hours she has something going into her mouth. She says that snackification is the new “it word” when it comes to weight loss. Snackification is the new buzz word where snacking seems to be replacing the conventional 3 meal-a-day approach to nutrition. But even though this is somewhat
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