Posts in Nutrition
10 ways to add more vegetables into your day

There are many people who have grown tired of the phrase 'you need to include more vegetables into your diet'. Often the reasons behind this are that vegetables are viewed as 'boring', 'bland', 'just too hard to cook with'. But the ironic part is, they aren't. In fact, there are many easy and delicious ways to increase our vegetable intake, it's just that we need to find out what those tips and tricks are! Here are 10 of these tips:

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NutritionAndrea Ler
I Don't Eat Dairy. How Do I Make Sure I Get Enough Calcium?

We know calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth and therefore it’s really important to get enough of it once we hit 50, but did you know that it’s also super important for healthy heart function, blood pressure regulation and has been shown to help with insulin sensitivity! The recommended daily intake of calcium for women over 50 years is 1300 mg whereas men 1000 mg (for 51-70 years) and 1300 mg (over 70 years). So if you don’t eat dairy how do you get enough? Here are 5 ways to get more non-dairy sources of calcium into your diet:

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Common Myths On Juicing

Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and water and play an important role in promoting good health. You should aim to have plenty every day. Juicing can form part of a well-balanced diet but it is important to include it alongside the other main food groups (bread/cereals, meat/meat alternatives and milk/milk products). Sometimes, people take juicing to the extreme and go on juice cleansing diets for days at a time. Some popular myths about juice cleansing are challenged below.

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Let's Go Nuts For Nuts

Nuts and seeds are packed with ‘good’ oils which are very important for heart health. They are full of protein, keeping your muscles working well. Not only that, they are also packed with loads of vitamins and minerals, making them little nutrition powerhouses. We know we should eat more of them but what other ways can we get the benefits of nuts instead of just munching on them?

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Keep Drinking, It's Good For You!

Water makes up 60 to 70% of our body and is critical for normal function. Water helps to digest food, absorb nutrients and get rid of the body’s waste. Changes in our body as we age, such as a decrease in our ability to sense thirst and a decrease in water content in our body increases the risk of dehydration.

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NutritionAndrea Ler
7 Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Use it or lose it - keeping your brain active and healthy is essential as you age. You know the feeling of going slightly mad – you can’t find car keys (everyday), you confuse this dog with the dog that you had 20 years ago, names take longer to come to you and heaven forbid you leave home without a list. Some lifestyle tweaks can help keep cognitive decline at bay so you can continue to enjoy the things you love and keep on track with the people and the world around you. 

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