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What’s good about bread?

Is bread the forbidden food?

If you read a lot of social media posts about food and nutrition you would think bread is the forbidden food. Whether it’s the anti-carb, paleo, clean eating or whatever the newest food fashion is, many trendy folks advocate for no grains (of any kind).

While there are genuinely many people who can not tolerate wheat based foods (like bread) including those people with coeliac disease and those with an intolerance, it doesn’t necessarily mean we all should be avoiding them. This blog post isn’t really about that debate anyways. ( I would suggest watching this quick video below from Michael Pollan as a start on that topic).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I actually wanted to talk about some positives for the humble loaf of bread. A staple of many civilisations. There are some real nutritional benefits in bread which are often overlooked.

This post is for those folks who: Continue reading

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The nutritional benefits of rice

nutritional benefits of riceHa Ha. How strange you are thinking.
Why is she writing about boring old rice? What about quinoa or freekah or chia seeds soaked in filtered water from the foothills of the Himalayas? ;) ;) Continue reading

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

an apple a day keeps the doctor awayDid you know 77 Australians die each week from Bowel Cancer?

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in Australia.

What a great time to put the focus on this increasingly common form of cancer. In fact it’s second behind lung cancer in Australia.

It turns out the old-fashioned saying: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” really is true! Continue reading

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