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Limiting pre made sauces & Condiments

Limiting pre made sauces & Condiments

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015.

Sauces, spreads and condiments are often some of the unexpected culprits of high calorie foods. It is hard to imagine sushi without soysauce, toast without spreads or eating your foods plain! Sauces and condiments add flavour to our food to make it more palatable, but unfortunately a lot of them are full of fat, sugar and salt. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy ways to add flavour without these commercial sauces, and if we are educated about the contents of what we are putting on our foods we can learn to moderate how much we use, and make healthier alternatives.

HERBS & SPICES

HERBS & SPICES

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015.

Fresh Herbs and spices are a healthy way to flavour your meals, and can turn boring, bland food into a delicious dish! Salt, sugar and flavour boosters are often found in our foods to enhance taste, which can often cause us to over eat. Here I talk about some different herbs and spices so you can start to use them in your cooking for natural, healthy flavour enhancement 

Q&A with Alex

Q&A with Alex

on Tuesday, 07 July 2015.

A Q&A with Alex by TwoSixMag | On health, wellbeing, life, my pantry, and some things to remember when it comes to social media 

CARBS AND PROTEIN

CARBS AND PROTEIN

on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

Carbs VS Protein? I'll take both! With all the extreme diets around (some which cut out healthy food groups) I want to talk about why protein and carbs are both equally important and about why a balanced diet, containing all of the macronutrients is the most healthy and sustainable diet.

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

on Monday, 30 March 2015.

With all the attention on reducing sugar and processed foods in our diets, I feel like there is a lot of talk but less solutions! So here is a list of 10 great snack foods and ideas which have: no added sugars, minimal processing and are healthy and fulfilling. Plus 2 swap ‘this for this’ ideas.  

COFFEE - The good, bad & calories

COFFEE - The good, bad & calories

on Thursday, 05 March 2015.

ASK ALEX QUESTION:

Hi Alex

I read about coffee/caffeine, and views seem to differ whether there are benefits to drinking it (in moderation), or  not. Currently I have 1-2 cups a day and never later than mid-afternoon because I do notice the difference it makes to getting a good night’s sleep.

What is your take? 

Sugary Drinks

Sugary Drinks

on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

Soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, vitamin waters .. The list goes on! There are so many sugary drinks for sale out there, all full of empty calories. Meaning they contain high calories – but little to no nutrients. 

 

Bread: Should I eat it? What types?

Bread: Should I eat it? What types?

on Wednesday, 21 January 2015.

We all love a slice of bread, but with so many types and a whole lot of nutritional myths out there, I thought I would put this together- including some tips, health benefits and what types are better for you. 

Low calorie dieting could be making you fatter

Low calorie dieting could be making you fatter

on Monday, 12 January 2015.

It's that time of year where you may find yourself wanting to go on that big ‘diet’. But before you start on those low calories, and before you make yourself suffer those bad moods, obsessiveness, tiredness, and clearing your social schedule- please read this. Because there IS an easier way. It may even see the weight you lose actually stay off too. 

Why sugar is not toxic

Why sugar is not toxic

on Wednesday, 10 December 2014.

Sugar in excess is not great for your health, and I personally don’t eat a lot of added sugars in my day. But does this mean I buy into the ‘sugar is toxic’ saga? No!

I get asked about this topic a lot, and I think it is important to understand that yes, we could all do with eating less sugar, but we can’t blame just one nutrient for our obesity problem. So thought I would share some knowledge with you.

The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet

on Friday, 21 November 2014.

The Mediterranean diet is more a way of life. It is not a restrictive diet and does not have strict guidelines to follow. It is simply how people in the Mediterranean choose to eat, and it has them healthy, fit and living long - as some of the healthiest people in the world.

Quinoa VS Rice

Quinoa VS Rice

on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

I thought I would put this short article together because I had a few emails along the lines of ‘quinoa is super healthy isn't it, I should be eating that over rice shouldn’t I?’. It made me think.. hang on a minute – no, rice is perfectly healthy too! 

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