THE BIGGER PICTURE: WHY EATING WHOLEFOODS IS BETTER FOR YOUR BODY & THE PLANET

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A wholefoods way of living supports us in so many ways, and in a time where we are witnessing much environmental and resource depletion it is certainly showing us there is a need to take more care with our food choices and our environment. By choosing wholefoods over processed foods we can all individually contribute to minimising the damage to our planet as well as strengthen our connection to our food and to our bodies.

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WHOLEFOODS FOR KIDS

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In a world where allergies, anxiety and attention disorders are sky-rocketing in our kids, there is much to be said about eating a wholefoods diet and its role in the prevention and treatment of these conditions. It is also a great way to educate children, and bring more fun into eating for them as they explore the different textures, tastes and shapes of natural wholefoods.

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Snickers Bliss Balls

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We’ve had this sweet little number up our sleeve since the Affordable Wholefoods Christmas get together last December. You can always count on Tess (Our Coffs Harbour store Manager) to bring something high on the decadent scale, and this time she surpassed even her own standards. Tess found the original inspiration for this recipe on the Wholefoods Simply Recipe Blog and modified it slightly to her own tastes. Peanut butter, chocolate, maple syrup & rose petals, say no more…….

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DIABETES – THE 21ST CENTURY HEALTH EPIDEMIC AND WHAT TO DO

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Diabetes Type 2 is an epidemic health condition with almost 300 people in Australia alone newly diagnosed each day. That’s one person every five minutes and more than 100 000 in just one year. (1) On a global level an estimated 415 million adults suffer from the illness with 12 percent of the global health expenditure spent on diabetes (a whopping USD $673 billion dollars). (2)

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10 JUICY FOODS TO KEEP YOU HYDRATED THIS SUMMER!

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We often associate being hydrated with drinking plenty of water; however the foods we choose to eat can either dry us out or they can provide us with nourishing hydration. By choosing to eat raw and juicy foods more often you will be increasing your fluid intake as well as giving yourself a super nutrient boost. Here are our top 10 juicy foods to keep you hydrated this summer: Continue reading

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL EATING

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We probably all know what its like to comfort eat. Our food choices and eating habits often change when we are stressed, sad, dissatisfied, lonely or bored.  The type of hunger influenced by our emotions is different from an actual physical hunger and stems from a belief that certain foods will give us comfort and something to distract us from our thoughts. This can happen without us being consciously aware of it.

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