General Nutrition

Breakfast

Why have breakfast?

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!

Fibre

What is fibre?

Fibre is the indigestible parts of plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and legumes. It is type of a carbohydrate that helps keep our digestive systems healthy.

There are three different types of fibre which all have different functions and health benefits.

Iron

Iron is a mineral that is found in a range of foods. It helps to transport oxygen around the body, making it essential for life!

It is also important for producing energy, optimal immune function, and storing oxygen in our muscles (this is what gives muscles their red colour!)
 

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

The foods and drinks we consume have an important effect on our physical and mental wellbeing – for better or for worse.

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Eat a rainbow

Fruit and vegetables fall into five different colour categories: red, purple/blue, orange, green and white/brown. Each colour carries its own set of unique disease fighting chemicals called phytochemicals.

Permeate – everything you need to know about milk standardisation

Source: Dairy Australia

Milk is a highly nutritious, safe and natural food. Consumers today can choose from a wide array of different products including no fat, low fat or calcium enriched milk.

Nutritionist or Dietitian?

A variety of different levels of training and qualification can lead to an individual calling themselves a nutrition professional. This is because in Australia, professional nutritional practice is not regulated by the government, and there is no legal protection over the terms ‘Nutritionist’ and ‘Dietitian’ – anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist or Dietitian, no matter their level of training. This situation opens the possibility for misinformation to the public.

Pine Nuts

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Tips to beat the Christmas bulge

Weight gain over the holiday period

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