Posts in NUTRITION
All or nothing – or something in between? Moderation’s back, and it never left the building

If you love a succulent piece of beef or lamb you may be really confused at the moment. Who wouldn’t be? You’re probably hearing the constant narrative to reduce the amount of red meat you’re eating for health and environmental reasons. But, if your preference is to keep red meat on the plate, and if you consider how much you’re currently eating, the question is how much is enough and should you reduce the amount at all?

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Could you be iron deficient? Take this quiz to find out

Feeling tired and grumpy? Not been yourself recently? Constantly lacking energy or out of breath? These all sound like the result of a busy life, but dig a bit deeper and the answer could be in your blood. Specifically, how much oxygen is getting carried to your muscles, organs and brain, all comes down to having enough iron in the body, and why many young women in New Zealand are suffering as a consequence. Take the quiz to see whether you could be suffering from the symptoms of iron deficiency.

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The Silent Epidemic: Iron deficiency is suffocating our teen girls

Our latest episode in the Let’s Talk Food NZ podcast series casts the spotlight on the silent epidemic of iron deficiency in our teenage girls, where Ministry of Health data indicates a third don’t achieve their daily iron intake.

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10 Tips To Improve Your Iron Intake

Fatigue, lethargy, frequent infections and reduced resistance to cold. It may surprise you that these commonplace symptoms are often caused by iron deficiency and can be easily avoided by increasing your iron intake. Here’s some tips for how to do it.

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How to 'meat' the needs of the future

From meat-free Monday to Veganuary, there’s been a lot in the news recently about going meat-free or cutting down our consumption – whether it’s for health or environmental reasons. We take a look at why this might not be necessary.

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Let food be thy medicine

Here’s a list of science-supported foods that can help boost your immune system and defend against those nasty bugs.

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Red meat's place in the Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is currently regarded by many people as one of the healthiest ways to eat. So how does red meat fit into this diet?

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Fibre - more than meets the gut

Fibre not only contributes to digestive health and keeps our bowel movements regular as grandma suggested, but it’s also good for our gut bugs and can contribute to longevity. Here’s a look at why fibre is so important for our health.

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Health & Nutrition Tips For Working Parents

Parenthood making you feel fatigued? Can’t concentrate; feel the cold easily; or are you always getting sick? Symptoms of iron deficiency are easy to ignore when you have others to look out for before yourself. This is how can you start putting yourself first. ​​​​​

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New Year, New Me…but probably not.

In the spirit of bettering ourselves, but being firmly rooted in the real world we’ve come up with some suggestions that aren’t going to change you overnight but are achievable and will help you make a positive change to your lifestyle in 2019.

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Flexitarian BBQ's this summer

In response to this change in eating patterns and to keep up with international trends, meat processors are seeing opportunities to respond to consumer demand. In the new innovation category at this year’s sausage competition, there was the first ever flexitarian sausage.

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Six ways to be healthier over Christmas

A healthy diet and lifestyle can really take a hammering over Christmas. From family dinners, to work Christmas parties, and end of year get-togethers. there are plenty of opportunities to over-indulge this silly season. We look at what you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle this Christmas.

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Are our babies eating healthy enough?

Many of our young children aren’t eating what they should. We look at why this trend is so concerning

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Why eating together is healthier for families

In this day and age of increasing numbers of people challenged with mental health issues, it is vital to know that food is more than a fuel and a provider of all important nutrients. The sharing of kai around a table is about meaningful connection, the sharing of ideas, arguing, laughing, caring, crying, making new friends, trying new foods and expressing love.

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Feeding the bottomless pit: a guide to making sure your teen is eating right

Sustaining your teens appetite may seem like a daunting task at times, especially if your teen is pretty active. Here’s a simple guide to ensure that your teen is eating right.

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WHY LAMB IS STILL ON THE PLATE – NZ NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS WEIGH IN 

Grass-fed, free-range and locally sourced are just a few of the reasons why New Zealand nutritionists and dietitians recommend you to keep eating lamb.

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You're important too

Having recently taken on the title of ‘working mum’, I’ve come to notice a trend among those of us who wear this badge; we are pretty good at putting others first! How often do you double-check the kids faces are clean only to walk out of the house in mismatching shoes? Or prepare a special meal for the baby only to find yourself picking at the leftovers for lunch? Mothers are a hard-working bunch but maybe we are a wee bit slack when it comes to self-care.

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NUTRITIONBrooke Campbell