Here’s to your good health during the winter months!

By IsoWhey Chef Janine Royce.

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It’s about this time of the year when coughs and sneezes start around the office and comments like “my throat feels sore”, “my kid is sick again”, “how I can I boost my immunity?“, are abound.

As the weather gets cooler we spend more time indoors which means more time in closer contact with people AND potentially germs which can cause colds and flus.

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Re-energise with ‘FebFast’!…

Feb Fast

It is my pleasure to welcome back my guest blogger – the one and only Janine, IsoWhey chef extraordinaire! Here she is talking about how you can best challenge yourself by ‘going without’ for the month of February! Here we go…

With FebFast approaching, now might be the time to revisit your New Years resolutions,

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SUGAR: White vs Raw vs Brown – the Answers

After almost 2 years now of blogging all things health & fitness – this Sugar blog has been the ‘most clicked’…so I wanted to re-post it with an editors note: There is now even more scientific evidence regarding the adverse effects of sugar on the human body (from the Australian National University, relating sugar and brain shrinkage, for example). I seem to be aware of more and more people trying to cut sugar out of their diets and this can only be a good thing. But it’s not easy, everytime I go into practically any shop – all I see is Sugar – everywhere, it’s like it taking over the world! Reading the back of ingredients lists you can see how much sugar is in nearly everything – but you CAN make a difference, always check labels, make informed choices and search out low or no sugar products. Also there are Sugar free publications, like Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar’ cookbook – make a difference to your health and fitness – and quit today!…

Sweet, sweet sugar – we love it right? We also know it’s bad for us, right? Yet we continue to use it…right?
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The Hunger Games (part II) – lose weight and KEEP it off…

Anyone who has seen “The Hunger Games” movie, or read the book, will know that it is about being in a situation where you have to literally fight for your life – the same may be said for some people trying to deal with either being overweight or obese. Continue Reading..

Death by Sugar – Are u slowly killing yourself?…

There has been much written about the ‘Sugar Scenario’ over the years, most recently was last week, with the publishing (in the journal ‘Neurology’) of a study from the The Australian National University relating to the effect between blood sugar levels and brain shrinkage, read more..

Will YOUR child have diabetes by age 30?…

I wanted to  start with a more controversial title and photo because I think this is such an important issue and it needs our attention urgently. As I have said in my blogs about obesity before it has been a growing problem for a long time and now childhood obesity is a genuine concern for many parents. learn more, press here…

Aspartame (Artificial Sweetener) – The Truth!

Like a lot of you I’m sure, I have always been aware of Artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet, Splenda, and Sweet n Low. The idea behind them being that because sugar is so bad for us, these provide an almost non-caloric option to help us stay healthy and not put on so much weight. It’s not just our tea or coffee though in which we use these, but they appear in over 6,000 different products including

  • Diet drinks
  • chewing gum
  • flavoured water
  • breakfast cereals
  • Jams & Sweets
Probably the most famous (and controversial) sweetener of all is ASPARTAME. Accidentally discovered in 1965 by a chemist named James Schlatter testing for an anti-ulcer drug, James literally licked his hand after spilling a small amount of a crystalised substance he was working on (aspartame) – and so it was born – eventually. Continue reading

SUGAR: White vs Raw vs Brown – The Answers

After almost 2 years now of blogging all things health & fitness – this Sugar blog has been the ‘most clicked’…so I wanted to re-post it with an editors note: There is now even more scientific evidence regarding the adverse effects of sugar on the human body (from the Australian National University, relating sugar and brain shrinkage, for example). I seem to be aware of more and more people trying to cut sugar out of their diets and this can only be a good thing. But it’s not easy, everytime I go into practically any shop – all I see is Sugar – everywhere, it’s like it taking over the world! Reading the back of ingredients lists you can see how much sugar is in nearly everything – but you CAN make a difference, always check labels, make informed choices and search out low or no sugar products. Also there are Sugar free publications, like Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar’ cookbook – make a difference to your health and fitness – and quit today!…

Sweet, sweet sugar – we love it right? We also know it’s bad for us, right? Yet we continue to use it…right?

Lets face it folks, sugar makes things taste good, that’s why we have it in so many of the things we eat. If we omit it from say our cakes…well.. we probably would be wasting our time making them coz they wouldn’t get eaten! Most of us enjoyed having sweets as children and continue to enjoy them as adults, sometimes to our detriment.

We have huge problems nowadays with diabetes and obesity, affecting both young and old – stemming from poor diet and lack of exercise. The diet part is largely to our SUGAR addiction. So what can we do? It would be easy to say just cut out sugar from your diet but that just ain’t gonna happen (for most people, if you’re diagnosed with diabetes, chances are – I hope – you would do this!). 

Well there are alternatives, but first lets look at how sugars are produced… To stay sweet, read on & press here…