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Mushrooms are the biggest gift of Allah Eat them and live happy!!

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr looks at the variety of mushrooms on offer. Mushrooms have been grown commercially in New Zealand since the 1930s. Farmed mushrooms are now available to us year-round and they are the fourth most popular vegetable in New Zealand after potatoes, tomatoes and lettuce. Nutrition Mushrooms …

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why should u dring orange juice

You know OJ is a great source of vitamin C, but can you have too much of a good thing? HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr has the answer. There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly squeezed orange juice. Fortunately, for those who have no time to prepare fresh juice …

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Guide to sports drinks

Sports drinks were developed to help athletes doing high-intensity exercise stay hydrated. There are a lot of people using them who perhaps don’t need to. Nutritionists Nicole Barnett and Claire Turnbull investigate what’s in sports drinks to answer, do you need them? Sports drinks and exercise Adequate fluid intake is …

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NEW! Capsicum peacock

Capsicums are great and reasonably priced at this time of the year so I go a little mad with them. I wanted a plate that would showcase the different colours of the vegetables and be fresh and simple, so decided on a peacock. My boys were delighted and bickered over …

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Chicken meatballs with miso rice

Serves: 4 Time to make: 1 hr (Hands-on time: 20 mins, Cooking time: 40 mins) Total cost: $17.00 / $4.25 per serve (at time of publication) Chicken meatballs 400g skinless, boneless Tegel chicken breasts 2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander 1/2 cup …

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How many kJs are in alcoholic drinks?

How many kilojoules are in my drink? It’s what everyone wants to know – which alcoholic drinks are the best and worst when following a kilojoule-controlled eating plan? The kilojoules in beer It’s no surprise that beer is full of kilojoules – and carbohydrates as well. While beer can be …

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HFG red berry bread and butter pudding

Time to make: 55 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 40 mins) Total cost: $11.76 / $1.96 per serve (at time of publication) 2 tablespoons castor sugar 3 eggs 2 egg whites 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 3/4 cups trim milk 8 slices fruit bread, …

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Eating well at work

Eating well at work Different working situations present different healthy eating challenges. HFG nutritionist Claire Turnbull has advice on how to keep on track with healthy eating, whatever your work routine. Office or retail job Eating well when you’re working a nine-to-five job with limited time for breaks can pose …

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10-minute workouts

Forget the ‘I don’t have time to exercise’ excuse. These 10-minute workouts will help you maintain your fitness levels even if you have no time. Summer parties, busy work schedules, catching up with friends and family obligations can eat up any spare time you would use to exercise. But a …

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The work trap

ere are some tips – or a wake-up call – for those of us who are ‘too busy’ to eat healthily. You know who you are! You’re probably reading this article while you stand in the checkout queue after dashing into the supermarket on the way home. You’re dying to …

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Top 10 Superfoods for Winter

White snow, warm blankets, festive holiday gatherings– winter brings in lots of good times. But in colder climates, keeping yourself healthy and strong can be downright challenging. Plus, winters can be especially harsh on the skin, and you may end up applying plenty of moisturizers to combat dryness but to …

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Chocolate & Kale Smoothie

The following recipe is for the perfect way to start your day or an ideal afternoon snack. Kale is not just delicious but it’s also very nutritious and does wonders for your bones. It affects the bones by strengthening them. Stronger bones make you more resistant to fracture and lumps. …

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Health Benefits of Vitamin B1 or Thiamine

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, has a number of benefits. The body uses it as part of the metabolic process. As such most of the problems related to a vitamin B1 deficiency revolve around having a poor metabolic rate. A thiamine deficiency can also lead to problems related to …

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How to Lower Creatinine Levels in the Urine Naturally

Just like any other process taking place in the body, the metabolism of muscles yields a by-product called creatinine. This particular waste product is eliminated by the kidneys, so it’s normal for it to be found in the urine. However, it’s not normal when there are high levels of creatinine …

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Blow a Kiss to These Mistletoe Health Benefits

Especially in the western world, mistletoe is often used as a popular decorative element for the holidays. Kissing underneath it is also done. However, the said plant deserves some serious attention because of its amazing medicinal properties. In fact, its use for the treatment of various health problems dates back …

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