Top Nutrition Tip: Eat more fat

What, you say? More fat? Yes, but I’m talking about the healthier unsaturated fats.

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Pumpkins and Winter Squashes

Pumpkins are the best known of the winter squash family, which reaches our markets around this time of year to give us lots of culinary opportunities over winter.

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Top tip: Balance the bank – the energy bank.

One crucial step for all New Zealanders is to stablise our weight, stopping the gaining of undesirable body weight.

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The Anzac Biscuit Myth

It’s hard to shatter people’s myths…but I’m going to do so. I bet you think that Anzac Biscuits were based on Scottish oatcakes...

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Go to work on an egg

I can’t recall whether the catchy advertising campaign of “Go to work on an egg” happened in New Zealand or whether it was during my time in Britain, but it’s surely not a bad idea two or three times a week to start the day with a good breakfast that includes an egg.

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Best time to eat fast carbs

Carbohydrate foods have been given a hard time over the last 5 years but this is finally changing. Many people may be surprised to discover there is a good time to eat fast carbs (or high GI –glycaemic index).

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Last of the Summer Fruit

Don’t you just love summer fruits…like juicy, succulent peaches, nectarines and apricots bursting with sunshine and flavour or raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, sharp and delicious?

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Iodise your diet – Iodine is an essential nutrient.

One of the more unusual nutritional concerns for New Zealand, and the people who live here, is the low level of iodine in our soil and the reliance on food for this important mineral.

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Summer Salads

It’s summer and that means salad days. Salads are the perfect accompaniment to barbecues and, hopefully, that means the usual cook gets a break while the men produce delicious meats and fish on the grill.

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Summer Desserts

When the weather is hot and we’re on holiday, the key to the family cook enjoying him or herself along with the rest of the relaxed gang is the old K.I.S.S. principal – keeping things simple.

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Choose the right carbohydrates (carbs)

Choosing the right carbs (carbohydrates) for activity can help you enjoy the session and also assist you to get more out of a workout.

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Time to make the Christmas Cake

Traditions vary greatly around the world of Christian countries and communities, and the Christmas period can last from as early as Advent in early December until Twelfth Night on January 6.

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