Tag: Fruit

Stillness. Calm. Clarity. Focus.

Stillness. Calm. Clarity. Focus. Early morning walks in the fresh open air of the new day brings forth the beginnings of a new chapter. Where are you going today? 💫

Start the day with a healthy breakfast and mindfulness

It is always best to start the day with a healthy breakfast and mindfulness for optimum mental, physical, and emotional health and wellbeing. This can be done anywhere (at home, holidays, local beach or park). I’m currently on the Gold Coast having a time…

FX Medicine podcast on Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 1

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a very serious health condition that needs more recognition. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a multifactorial complex condition and is a cluster of abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, and elevated triglycerides and fasting plasma glucose. Additionally, there is insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, increased…

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced…

The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children

Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.[1] Undernutrition has been shown to negatively impact various developmental and cognitive areas including motor development, language functioning, intelligent…

Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch

The superfood antioxidant power punch 🥊 any time of the day. Açai is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Combine Açai with seasonal fruit, kiwi, banana, strawberries, berries, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, seeds, and granola = awesome! This is my “go to” for breakfast or…

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –…

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood…

Some blueberries per day…

Are blueberries the superfood we are looking for? Well, as we know, blueberries have been used as “food as medicine” for a very long time. Blueberries have a wide spectrum nutritional profile and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The increased consumption of berries has…

Fruit and vegetable consumption may help reduce the prevalence of psychological distress

Mental disorders affect 10% of the world population and represent 30% of non-fatal global burden of disease. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is projected to rank among the three leading causes of global disease burden by 2030. Depression in later…

Apple intake is inversely associated with all-cause and disease-specific mortality in elderly women

Higher fruit intake is associated with lower risk of all-cause and disease-specific mortality. However, data on individual fruits are limited, and the generalisability of these findings to the elderly remains uncertain. The objective of this study was to examine the association of apple intake…

National Nutrition Week 2015 – Pick Right. Feel Bright!

National Nutrition Week 2015 (11-17 October 2015) is all about getting all Australians to enjoy more fruit and vegetables every day with Pick Right. Feel Bright! Whether they’re fresh, frozen or canned, eating more fruit and vegetables is one of the easiest things we…

Eat more fruit and vegetables!

A new report has been published stating that we are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. There seems to be a lack of focus on food and more emphasis on quick fixes. We need to bring back more focus on good quality foods. There is…