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5 reasons to eat beetroot

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by Johanna Hagenauer

It is one of Australia’s favourite vegetables: the beetroot. And for a reason: the red beet with its slightly sweet and naturally earthy taste is super versatile (you can eat it raw, cooked, roasted, fermented or juiced) and almost always in season. Most importantly, however, beetroot is packed with lots of healthy goodness and eating it has been linked to numerous health benefits.   

Wholefood Mango Cheesecake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)


Mangoes always remind me of Summer. As soon as they hit stores, you know the season of bikinis, tanned skin, cold fruits and sweltering days is in full swing! As they are a high fodmap food, I can’t enjoy them as often as I did when I was little. But I couldn’t help myself when it came to the idea of a no-bake mango cheesecake!

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Many of my clients are asking about how much fish is ok to eat in their diet. Many ask due to the concerns over mercury in fish. So let me break it down for you.

How much?

FSANZ report that Australian’s can safely eat 2–3 serves a week of most types of fish. However, because of the presence of higher levels of mercury in some fish there are a few types you should limit in your diet, especially if you are pregnant.

What about during pregnancy?

Pregnant women, women planning pregnancy and young children should eat shark (flake), broadbill, marlin and swordfish no more than once a fortnight and should not eat any other fish during that fortnight.

Orange roughy and catfish should be eaten no more than once a week, and no other fish should be eaten during that week.

What about the rest of us?

The general population should also only eat shark (flake), broadbill, marlin and swordfish once per week and no other fish that week.


The named fish may contain more mercury than other species because they are long living fish and/or predators and can accumulate higher levels of mercury by eating other fish.

What is Mercury?

Mercury is an element found both naturally and as an introduced contaminant. It tends to affect the nervous system, and the developing nervous system in the unborn baby is particularly sensitive to mercury. However, it’s important to remember the unborn baby is generally only exposed to low mercury levels through its mother’s diet.

A handy guide

Beauty School In The Kitchen - Foods For Your Skin


By Doralise Halepis, Nutrition Student

We know that nutrient rich foods are essential for keeping our bodies healthy both physically and mentally, but there are particular foods that can also be added to our edible beauty regime! There are so many foods that contribute to how we look on the outside. A healthy, nutrient-rich diet with lots of vegetables and some fruit is a great base. Though there are certain foods that have been found to promote clear, glowing skin that naturally give us the radiant look! Here’s just some of our favourites.

Currant, Cranberry & Pistachio Paleo Porridge

I used to eat oats every morning during winter. It used to be my staple breakfast and I would look forward to it every day. Until my gut changed, and now oats are an issue for me (it’s a fodmap). So since the mornings are getting a little frostier, I wanted to create a porridge that would fill me up, comfort my tummy, and not leave me feeling like a blown up balloon, tired and uncomfortable. This is what I made!

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Protein Powder Round Up - Which Are Best, And Where To Get Them


Tis the season to be….investing in protein powders it seems.

I have no issue with consuming protein powder as part of a healthy balanced diet. It’s a convenient way to boost up your breakfast and add filling support to your snacks so you control your hunger better. But there’s a lot of rubbish out there on the shelves. I’ve gone out looking, reading labels, and examining the nutrition panels of protein powders to bring you the cleanest, most wholesome ones available.

Creamy Quinoa And Coconut Porridge

Creamy Quinoa And Coconut Porridge


by Dani Sacht

As the weather here in Australia cools down, our bellies crave warm and comforting foods. There’s no need to compromise your health during the cooler months, here’s a deliciously healthy and comforting wholefood breakfast idea that’s suitable for sensitive tummies.  It’s gluten free, dairy free, low FODMAP, paleo and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Plus it tastes amazing. Enjoy!

Friday Night In With Taline From Hippie Lane


I discovered Taline and Hippie Lane via a friend’s mutual love of raw vegan food porn. Taline creates the most incredible vegan-friendly desserts and snacks and shares them across Instagram for all to dream about devouring. For those who don’t like to dream, but do, you’re in luck! Taline will be releasing a recipe app real soon. Keep an eye out for that because if the Instagram pictures are anything to go by, it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous!

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