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Protein Powder

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Protein powder is made from plants (soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp), eggs, or milk and comes in the powder form.
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Carbohydrate Loading

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Carbohydrates are a key source of energy for the brain and central nervous system. In addition, the body’s ability to store carbohydrate is quite limited, but can be manipulated daily
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Glycemic Index

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
The glycemic index (GI) is a number given to carbohydrate foods based on how slowly or how quickly they increase blood glucose (sugar) levels.
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Type 2 Diabetes

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
The following foods should be avoided if you are eating a whole food plant-based diet…
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Wholefood Plant-Based Diets

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
The following foods should be avoided if you are eating a whole food plant-based diet…
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Blood Pressure

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Lifestyle interventions that have a significant effect on lowering blood pressure include…
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What are probiotics and should I take them?

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Have you heard the word probiotics and not sure what it means? We are here to share what you need to know….
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Gluten Free

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Ever hear someone say they are ‘gluten free’? We can help you decide if gluten free is for you or not….
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Processed & Ultra-Processed Foods

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Ever heard the term processed and ultra-processed foods? Let us show you how to choose the best foods for your health….
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Keto Diet – Make an Informed Choice

Keto Diet – Make an Informed Choice

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
You’ve probably heard a lot about the Keto diet. We’re here to share what you need to know.
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Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Ever wondered what is in a Mediterranean diet? It’s time to find out.
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Vegetarian & Vegan Diets – the Good & the Bad

Vegetarian & Vegan Diets – the Good & the Bad

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Vegetarian and vegan diets can certainly be healthy, but it all depends on what you eat.
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Why Diet’s Don’t Work

Why Diets Don’t Work

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
There are so many reasons why diets fail. We’re here at The Food Cruncher to put you on the right path to a healthier, more sustainable way of doing things.
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Month 1 Article

Portion Sizes

Portion Sizes

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
What is a healthy portion size? It can be confusing, which is why we’ve made it nice and simple.
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Do Calories Matter?

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
You need to know what a calorie is and how many calories are in your food. This is where we can help.
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Month 1 Article

Food Swaps

Food Swaps – How to Save Calories

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
We’ve got a user-friendly list of food swaps to help you save calories!
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Month 2 Article

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Cholesterol

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
High cholesterol raises the risk of coronary heart disease. Let’s get into the small changes to your diet that can make a big impact.
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Obesity

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Statistics from the World Health Organization show that, worldwide, 39% of adults over the age of 18 years were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.
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Protein How Much Should I Eat?

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Protein is a source of energy but its main role in the body is growth and repair. It helps form muscles, hair, nails, skin and organs.
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Fat – What is it and How Much should I eat?

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
So much is said about fat, without the full facts being known. We’re here to help.
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Month 2 Article

Nuts

Nuts

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
While nuts are good for you, they are high in fat. So, which types should you choose above others?
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Month 8 Article

Food Label

Food Labels

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Ever get confused by food labels? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let’s help you out.
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Month 3 Article

Sugar

Sugar

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Want the lowdown on sugar? You’ve come to the right place.
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Month 10 Article

Food & Lifestyle as Medicine

Food & Lifestyle as Medicine

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Were you aware that lifestyle diseases are the leading cause of death in the modern world? Let’s talk about that.
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Month 7 Article

Sports Drinks & Smoothies

Sports Drinks & Smoothies

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Sports drinks and smoothies are not a golden ticket to amazing health. We’ll explain why.
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Month 5 Article

Plant Based Diet

Plant-Based Diets

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
You’ve heard ‘plant-based diet’ a lot. But has anyone explained it properly to you? Let us help.
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Month 4 Article

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Butter & Margarine

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It seems like a never-ending debate. Which is better? Butter? Or margarine?
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Month 6 Article

salt

Salt

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Generally, you don’t need to look for sodium – it will find you! Most of the salt in your diet comes from processed and prepackaged food.
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Month 4 Article

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Fibre

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Fibre… are you getting enough? Don’t stress. We’re ready to help.
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Month 4 Article

carbohydrates

Carbohydrates – and why you need them

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
There are heaps of sources of carbohydrates. Here’s a user-friendly guide to what you should know.
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Alcohol

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
If you enjoy a drink, there are a few things about alcohol you might want to know about.
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Tea

Tea

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Do you like to drink tea? Read on for some research on the number of cups a day to drink.
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Month 11 Article

zinc

Zinc

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Month 11 Article

Selenium

Selenium

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Month 11 Article

Potassium

Potassium

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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phosphorus

Phosphorus

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Month 11 Article

Magnesium

Magnesium

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Month 11 Article

Iodine

Iodine

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Month 9 Article

Iron

Iron

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Did you know there are two forms of dietary iron? Would you know which foods to find them in? The Food Cruncher is here to provide the answers!
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Calcium

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
It’s not only for healthy bones and teeth that you need calcium.
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Month 9 Article

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Vitamin C

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Because the body does not produce vitamin C, it is important to obtain it in your diet daily.
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Month 12 Article

Takeaway & Take Out Food Choices

Takeaway & Take Out Food Choices

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
If you decide to take a night off from cooking, it can be pretty hard to know what a healthy takeaway choice is.
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Month 12 Article

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
The key to healthy snacks is not only choosing the right food but remembering it’s a snack. Not a meal. Try and keep your snacks to under 200 calories, especially if you are trying to lose weight.
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Month 10 Article

vitamin A

Vitamin A

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Vitamin A is important for vision, the immune system and reproduction. Keen to know what the recommended intake is? We’re here to help.
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Month 10 Article

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Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Keen to find out which foods can boost your immune system? We’re here to help.
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Month 11 Article

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Coconut Oil – Beyond the Hype

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
There are some really important things you should know about coconut oil.
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B Vitamins

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
B vitamins have an important role to play. Not quite sure what they do? Read on.
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Vitamin E

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Think you’re getting enough Vitamin E? Let’s check out the list of food sources where it’s found.
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Vitamin K

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Not sure which foods contain vitamin K? We can help you out with that right here.
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Manganese

Manganese

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Manganese is an essential nutrient. But how much do you need?
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Month 12 Article

Detox

Why Detox Diets Won’t Get You Healthy

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2021
Tempted to go on a detox diet? Before you go any further, we’ve got some important points to share.
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