Fermented Foods and Nutrition

Fermented Foods and Nutrition

Fermented foods are beneficial as they enable our bodies to absorb the nutrients more effectively. Fermented foods are also higher in some vitamins and minerals. Fermented food is pre-digested, the good bacteria feeds on the starches and sugars and begins the digestion process.  Therefore it is easier for our bodies to absorb the nutrients that…

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Fermented foods and our Immune system

Fermented foods and our Immune system

In order to fight off disease and infection it is important to have a healthy bacterial community living in our gut. We are always coming into contact with many different viruses so we need our gut flora (bacteria) to be healthy enough to fight them off.  Eating all types of fermented foods is one of the best ways…

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Benefits of Fermented Foods

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods have been eaten by people around the world for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. There are multiple reasons for this, including that it was a way of preserving food before the methods of canning or refrigeration were used. One of the vital reasons why fermentation was so widely practiced though, is because…

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Fermented Foods and Weight Loss

Fermented Foods and Weight Loss

We know that there are billionsof bacteria living in our gut.  We also know that many factors in our lifestyle negatively affect our gut bacteria.  These factors are often difficult or impossible to avoid.  Our gut bacteria can be negatively affected by: Chlorine and fluoride Antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs Pesticides and fertilisers in our…

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Bringing up healthy kids that love real food (part 1 of 4)

Bringing up healthy kids that love real food (part 1 of 4)

Today we’re making a no bake tart.  It’s easy to make, just throw all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and process or blend till combined. The recipe can be found under Recipe book. Making recipes like this chocolate tart is a great way to start getting kids involved in the kitchen.  This leads…

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How to bring up healthy kids that love REAL food

How to bring up healthy kids that love REAL food

I have a deep dark secret to confess…I have to admit that one of my childhood favourite food experience was at a fast food outlet. Which one? Nah…I prefer not to dwell too much on it. All right, it was the Golden Arches. It had it all! A toy with the happy meal, the bite…

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Paleolithic Diet and Fermented Foods

Paleolithic Diet and Fermented Foods

The Paleolithic or Paleo diet is massively popular today, but what is it and can people following a Paleolithic diet eat fermented food? The Paleolithic diet is a diet of a hunter gatherer, that is – only food that can picked, pulled or killed.  Wikipedia says: The Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised…

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Granola – Gluten Free Breakfast

Granola – Gluten Free Breakfast

The cold is setting in fast, very soon we will all be rugged up in our winter woolies and Ugg boots – if Brisbane ever really gets that cold. Before we preoccupy ourselves with piping hot comfort food, let me put up one last summery post to remind us of the balmy summer days.  …

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Probiotic comfort foods

Probiotic comfort foods

I love rainy days. We haven’t had them enough here in Brissy this summer. And it looks like more to come in the next few days.  Rainy days just make me want to curl up on the couch and with an easy read. Or an action or comedy movie while savouring something yummy. So while…

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