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Beetroot, Avocado, Banana, Chia, & Cacao Muffins

These healthy muffins are super delicious and nutritious with the main ingredients being fruit, vegetables, seeds and wholegrains. They are packed full of fibre, and use only healthy fats from avocado & chia seeds. Great for a snack or for kids lunch boxes. Designed by me for you…enjoy! Ingredients: 1 beetroot, peeled & grated (approx

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Adelpha Care Dietitian/Nutritionist

I am very excited to now be working with the fantastic team at Adelpha Care, just below the Bethlehem Birthing Centre in Tauranga. I will be running nutrition clinics from the beautiful new rooms at Adelpha. Bookings can either be made via the Adelpha Care reception www.adelphacare.co.nz or by contacting me directly. I cover all

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The great debate around fat & carbohydrate…

Being a dietitian am often asked if I am in the low carbohydrate high fat camp or the higher carbohydrate low fat camp. I am not usually one for sitting on the fence but when it comes to this argument there is no “one size fits all” answer. Different people’s bodies respond in different ways

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Dietitians & Nutritionists – here to help you

Smart Nutrition has now started up in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty! Our Dietitians and Nutritionists will ensure you achieve your nutrition goals. Smart Nutrition provides individualised nutrition plans and solutions, with our key areas being weight management and lifestyle nutrition, sports nutrition, children’s nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy & breast feeding, and food allergy

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Healthy spring salad to tempt your taste buds

Try this healthy spring salad to tempt your taste buds… Pesto Prawns and Mushrooms with Roasted Eggplant & Mesculin Serves 4 2 dozen prawns Mesculin 1 eggplant 200 g button mushrooms 1 carrot grated 1 zucchini grated 2 x finely chopped spring onions ¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds Dressing Fresh coriander, chopped finely Fresh mint,

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Sugar content of popular beverages

Drinking Empty Calories – Sugar Content of Popular Beverages When trying to watch your weight it is important to be aware that many drinks contain unnecessary calories and have a lot more sugar than you may realise: 600 ml bottle Coke = 16 tsp sugar 500 ml bottle Ribena = 13 tsp sugar 600 ml

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Post training immune function & muscle repair

Post training immune function and muscle repair and building The immune system is suppressed by intensive training, placing athletes at risk of illness which can be a significant hurdle in training and competition.  Carbohydrate has been found to be one of the most effective nutritional immune protectors as well as replenishing glycogen stores.  Carbohydrate reduces

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Foods that improve your mood!

We can all recognise that foods affect our mood.  When we are hungry we fell tired and irritable.  Some high sugar foods and caffeine might give us a quick fix but will later leave you with food cravings, feeling hungry and lethargic. Tryptophan, omega 3 fats, folate, vitamin D and selenium are all thought to

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Introducing iron to your babies diet

Iron….how, when and why to introduce iron into your babies diet During the first 6 months of their life your baby will get sufficient iron from breast milk or infant formula and the iron stores they are born with.  However, from around 6 months of age their iron stores start to run out and their

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