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Why you should soak grains before cooking 16 Aug 2017

Grains have been used as food for roughly 100 000 years, but until about 50 years ago they were prepared in a very specific way. The traditional preparation of grains before consumption was to allow for proper digestion by removing the myriad of anti-nutrients that grains contain as their self-protective mechanism.

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7 Natural Mosquito Repellents 08 Aug 2017

Mosquitoes are attracted to sweet scents, body odour and human sweat but there are many pleasant, natural scents that can repel them. Here are 7 natural mosquito repellents which will allow you to sleep well and sit outdoors without being eaten alive.

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How to avoid the winter blues 01 Aug 2017

Winter is here and we are faced with shorter days, dropping temperatures and the prospect of catching the dreaded flu virus. Many people also feel sad and tired during the winter months due to the lack of sunlight. Here are 5 tips to avoid the winter blues and stay healthy.

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Healthy snacks to keep on hand 31 Jul 2017

When we get busy and miss meals there is a greater risk of reaching for unhealthy snacks. To avoid unhealthy snacking and binging it’s important to plan ahead and keep wholesome and real food snacks on hand at all times. Here are 8 healthy snacks that you should keep on hand.

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All About Sprouting 27 Jul 2017

Sprouting is very popular within the health and foodie community because sprouts are a great way to boost the nutrition and flavour of any salad or juice. Sprouting is the process of germinating grains, nuts, legumes and seeds which unlocks many beneficial nutrients and enzymes and makes them easier to digest.

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6 Must Have Winter Spices 07 Jul 2017

Spices are delicious and flavourful additions to winter stews and curries and they can protect us from colds, flu and other ailments during winter. Research has shown that spices are packed with antioxidants and contain powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are 6 must-have spices to include in your diet this winter.

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What is Greenwashing 28 Jun 2017

As consumers become more health and environmentally conscious so the demand for toxin-free, eco-friendly, “green” products has risen. Companies and marketers have latched onto this demand and have used labelling, advertising and packaging to mislead consumers into thinking that their products or business match up with their lifestyle and values.

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The Many Wonderful Uses for Coconuts 09 Jun 2017

The palm tree is called “The Tree of Life” because they supply coconuts which are a nutritious and versatile food with many wonderful health-giving properties. Most people are familiar with eating coconut flesh, but here are 7 other wonderful and healthy uses for coconuts.

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Conventional Beer vs Organic Beer 02 Jun 2017

Few things beat the relaxing feeling of drinking a cold, crisp beer on a hot day or opening one to unwind after work, however drinking conventional beer could negatively impact your health and the environment. If you believe organic food is important then beer should be no exception.

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Company Profile : Eco Tan 29 May 2017

Eco Tan is an Australian company which was founded in 2009 by Gold Coast entrepreneur Sonya Driver after her sister was diagnosed with skin cancer at 30 years old. Eco Tan makes certified organic tanning products for personal and professional use that are certified toxin-free, cruelty-free and vegan.

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