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this fruit is Amzaing Passionfruit

In season May: Passionfruit Buying Look for deep-purple coloured skins as these are most ripe and choose the fruit that feels heavy for its size. Storing Passionfruit can be kept in the fruit basket for up to two weeks or up to one month in the fridge. They are sweetest …

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Guide to coconut milk

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr investigates the nutritional value and differences between coconut products. When a coconut is opened it contains coconut water and white flesh. The water is an almost clear juice, and the flesh can be referred to as the meat. Coconut milk and coconut cream are made …

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Mustard salmon with vegetable pilaf

Serves: 4 Time to make: 25 mins Total cost: $15.60 / $3.90 per serve (at time of publication oil spray 4 x 125g salmon steaks 4 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 1 lemon 3/4 cup long-grain rice 2 cups frozen corn and pea mix 300g (2 cups) frozen spinach 3/4 cup chopped …

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Is healthy eating really affordable?

Many believe the cost of eating a good, healthy diet is near impossible. HFG editor Niki Bezzant looks at this issue and asks: what are the solutions? We hear it all the time. Healthy eating is so expensive. It’s cheaper to buy potato chips than it is to buy apples. …

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Who should I visit, a nutritionist or dietitian?

At Healthy Food Guide, we call our contributors nutritionists when they have, as a minimum, a nutrition degree or post-graduate qualification in nutrition. However, anyone can actually call themselves a nutritionist so it is important when seeking help to check what qualifications and/or registrations they have. A New Zealand registered …

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How much do I need to eat?

The amount of energy you need each day to maintain your weight depends on your age, gender, height, weight, weight history and physical activity level. The information in the table (below) is based on an average 31 to 50-year-old female weighing 60kg and 1.6m tall, and an average 31 to …

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Top 10 everyday food traps and how to beat them!

Whether you work in an office or at home, on a building site or on a plane, finding the time, energy, ingredients and inspiration to eat healthy meals can be a daily challenge. Dietitians Caitlin Reid and Claire Turnbull show us the most important everyday food traps – at work, …

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How To Grow Thicker Eye Lashes : Home Remedies

Every woman dreams about having thick and beautiful eyelashes. A number of factors, including age, genetics, certain medical conditions, nutritional deficiency, hormonal changes and eye infections, can lead to thinning of the eyelashes. Also, they often fall off when rubbing your eyes or when going to bed without removing the …

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Vegetarian Shake Packed With Vitamins

Vitamins are nutrients that you can only get from food as the body is incapable of producing most of them. They keep your body running properly and are an important part of every bodily function and process. They are an irreplaceable part of the metabolic system and many other bodily …

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Easy, 5-Minute Banana Smoothie Recipe

Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are the key components of weight loss. Add this banana smoothie to your diet to enjoy the great fat-burning benefits! It’s healthy, delicious, and nutritious enough to replace one of your meals with it’s fat-burning powers. Ingredients: 70ml of matcha tea (Japanese green …

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Health Benefits of Pomegranates

While many of the health benefits of pomegranates actually come from the seeds, the pomegranate itself as a whole is still very beneficial to your health. Pomegranates can help control several risk factors for disease such as your blood pressure and cholesterol and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. …

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