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Avoiding nutrient losses in cooking

We all know vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals, but how we cook and store them can have a marked effect on their nutrient levels. Nutrients can be destroyed by light, heat, oxygen and microwave cooking, as well being lost in cooking water.  Water soluble vitamins are lost when we cook them […]

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How to grow your own kale

Image from My Kitchen Kapers Kale has made quite the comeback as a vegetable due to it’s high nutritional density. Kale is low in calories and high in fibre. One cup of kale contains 36 calories and a 5 grams of fibre – that’s 1/5 of your daily intake. It’s also high in Vitamins B6, […]

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Fruit, Vegetables and Pesticides

Although this based on the US, this is still an interesting infographic from Mind Body Green None of our food supply in NZ had residues higher than the safe level in a recent survey that tested our food supply, but I still prefer to grow my own vegetables where I can.    

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Healthy Nutrition Habits – Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food

Many women (and men too) have an unhealthy relationship with food and with how they feel about their bodies.    While these issues focus around food and body fat, the truth of the story is that food and fat are the symptom of the problem, and not the problem its self.  Part of creating a healthy […]

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