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  Over the past few years we’ve been hearing more and more about gut health, and the role it plays in maintaining a happy, healthy body. Each human body contains about 100 trillion microbial cells, which account for up to three percent of its total weight. These cells, which are known as the body’s ‘microbiota’, help to digest food and modulate...

  Few things say ‘Be My Valentine’ better than a big box of chocolates. But if you’re a health-conscious foodie, you might not indulge as often as you’d like. This Valentine’s Day, though, chocolate doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure – in fact, if you choose the right variety it could even be good for you. Chocolate is made from cocoa...

According to foodwise.com.au, Australian households throw out around 20 per cent of the food they buy – at an average cost of $1300 per year. Here are some easy tips to help you minimise your household food waste. Only buy what you need The best way to limit waste is to buy less food. Make a meal plan, draw up a shopping...

Long before squats became an internet meme, they were just an efficient way to build lower body strength. If you’ve been turned off by visions of 80-kilo weights (and buff bodies asking “Do you even lift?”) we don’t blame you – but it’s time to swallow your pride. Why? Because squats are really, really good for you. The squat is a...

There’s nothing better for your health than a long, lazy holiday on the shores of an exotic isle. But if sailing around the Greek Islands isn’t on your horizon, you can make the Mediterranean lifestyle come to you, thanks to healthy food that will get you glowing all year round. The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the...

Sometimes, the best ingredient is the one that’s most difficult to pronounce. Yep, we’re talking about acai – a small, deep purple berry that has made its way from the swamps and floodplains of South America all the way to the breakfast bowls of tongue-tied foodies like you and me. If you’ve been hesitant to order this delish superfood for worry...

When you think of ‘healthy’ snacks, a brownie might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But think again, because we’re about to deliver a tray of chocolately goodness packed with plant-based protein, iron and fibre. The secret ingredient is a can of black beans, which you’re probably more used to seeing in burritos than brownies. These nutrient-dense beans...

Winter is finally over – which means the beach body countdown is on. If your regular routine has you feeling a bit blah, kickstart your summer fitness with some fun activities that will get you toned (and laughing). Bounce back Trampolines aren’t just for little kids – they also give you a great workout. But don’t just take our word for it....

How long have you been with Raw Energy?  I started when I was 19,  I worked as a dishy and came through the ranks cooking while I was at university. I stayed for 3 years, then left to Europe for 7 years. Since I’ve come back home, I’ve been with Raw Energy for 14 months. And what is your current job there?  Franchise...

Amid growing concern about the health impacts of refined sugar, many are turning to natural alternatives for their sweet fix. There are a variety of options on the market – so which should you choose? Here’s a quick guide to a few of the most popular sweeteners. Rice malt syrup is made from cooked brown rice and contains maltose and glucose,...