Carrots, more than meets the eye

Carrots are one of our staple vegetables, just like our potato, and would probably be used in cooking in every household at least a few times a week. Carrots can be grown all year round in temperate climates, so this is a food that is quite synergistic with our body at any time of the…

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The Seeds Have It!

Often not your first thought for a snack, but a handful of seeds can give you a mighty boost of energy as they are packed full of nutrients and as a bonus they are really delicious. Take sunflower seeds for example. Sunflower seeds contain high levels of copper, vitamin B1, B3, B6, manganese, magnesium, selenium,…

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Oregano Paste

Here is a healthy winter drizzle! Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a really prized herb that I have growing in my garden. It is very easy to grow and is a perennial, so you have access to it all year. Great on pizza and in any italian dishes. It has  powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal  and anti-parasitic properties…

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Mango lassi

One of the sure signs that summer is with us here in Sydney is the appearance of cars and trucks parked on the roadside selling trays of mangoes. This delicious fruit is one of the tastes of summer in Australia and can be used in so many ways. The mango is also rich in vitamins…

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Appetising avocados

Avocado is a very nutritious and thankfully common food in most households today. Growing up in country Australia, I hadn’t even seen an avocado up until about thirty years ago. Avocado was not a common food for us. That’s not to say it wasn’t around, just that it wasn’t a typical food in our diet,…

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Awesome Almonds

The Health Benefits of Almonds: Almonds are one of our earliest cultivated foods, and are thought to have originated in central Asia. Almonds are delicious and the health benefits are numerous. A real powerhouse snack, in a 1/4 cup of almonds there is around 15% of the RDA for protein, around 7grams. This is a…

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Herpes Virus

The herpes virus is incredibly small. So small in fact that around 100 million of them could fit onto the head of a pin. Isn’t that amazing? Around 90% of our population will have contracted one of the  herpes viruses by the time we reach adulthood. Very few people miss out on getting this virus.…

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