Tag: family diet
Just as it is preferable to eat real, rather than processed foods, it is also best practice to have real vitamins, rather than processed or synthetic ones.Continue reading Real foods don’t need to tell lies on pack
Honey is one of those products that nature offers us that is full of healthy attributes and medicinal properties, just the way it is. Made by bees not man, its hard to imagine why ‘we’ would tamper with the perfection of nature and compromise the health benefits of pure, natural, unfiltered honey that comes directly […]Continue reading Honey – can it be faked?
Do our diets reflect a supermarket layout or do supermarkets reflect our diet? I am tipping it’s a little of both but when you look at the amount of space dedicated to processed foods compared to that given to fresh foods the lack of balance is very obvious.Continue reading Quick and fresh
Whether you are buying conventional produce or organic, it is important to thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables before you prepare or consume.Continue reading Why wash produce?
As a mother, I feel really proud of my children when I let them make their own food choices and they choose well. Today my five year old asked if she could pack the snacks for our outing and I trusted her without interfering in her choices.Continue reading Trusting children to make good food decisions
The pet food market in Australia, in 2003, was worth over $1.2 billion. Of the 7.5 million households in Australia, 63% own pets so that equates to big business for manufacturers. In recent years, pet foods have been marketed to us in increasingly ‘human’ ways. They promote vitamins and minerals, fibre and other health promoting […]Continue reading Chemical additives in pet foods effect health
The ‘healthy snack’ aisle in supermarkets seems to get bigger every time I shop. With young children in a family, having quick, healthy bites on hand is often a matter of sanity for a parent.Continue reading Health bars and hyperactivity in children
Aspartame is a food additive, a chemical concoction marketed to us as supportive of our mission for health when in actuality it is potentially the most health debilitating additive there is.Continue reading Aspartame is no substitute for sugar
Food intolerances in children are a growing concern for many parents. There is no doubt that when we compare the incidence of food related allergies and intolerances now to thirty years ago, that something very fundamental has changed in what we eat.Continue reading Food intolerance is dose related in children.
Whilst research is yet to establish a causal link between obesity and food additives, common sense tells us that there is a link between the two. Most of the calorie-dense, high fat foods that contribute to obesity in individuals are also high in chemical additives, preservatives and artificial everything else.Continue reading Do food additives contribute to obesity?