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FODMAP: Friendly Breakfast across Brisbane

posted by Stephanie Dee June 4, 2016 0 comments

So either you’ve seen FODMAP and thought it was another made-up diet acronym, or you’re one of us who are in the know and are dying to see how it’s possible to still eat out without spending the afternoon hunched over with a grumbling stomach…

To get everyone on the same page, FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides And Polyols.  Well that’s a mouthful and let’s be honest, it’s a lot easier to just remember FODMAPs. This is a group of sugars that, for the growing group of us suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), have problems absorbing in our guts causing flatulence, bloating, stomach discomfort, constipation and/or diarrhoea (all that fun stuff…).  While gluten or dairy often get the blame for “making me feel very round in the stomach region”, more often than not IBS could be the culprit.  The difference here is that while Coeliac sufferers cannot digest gluten (the protein in Wheat), IBS sufferers have problems digesting Fructans (the sugar in Wheat).

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Eating For #freshtodeath Skin

posted by Stephanie Dee April 12, 2016 0 comments

Glowing skin is a #lyfegoal for most of us young ladies getting about town.  And while having a good skin routine is important in keeping our skin free from outbreaks, enjoying a healthy diet is second-to-none in getting that glowing skin. What some of us tend to forget is that eating for #freshtodeath skin is just as important as a good cleansing routine if not more important.  Given that new skin cells are constantly being replaced (out with the old and in with the new, every month!) –  having a healthy diet free from toxins is no surprise in fuelling healthy cell renewal.  With only 8% of Australian adults meeting the recommended 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day (as per Australia’s Health, 2014), more often than not you’ll be missing out on the key nutrients that important for good health, particularly for healthy skin renewal.

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Brisbane’s Best Breakfast Salads

posted by Stephanie Dee March 5, 2016 1 Comment

As a nutritionist and health blogger over at The Gourmet Gypsy, I love nothing more than to see vegetables made delicious for breakfast. However for most people, being served a bowl of veggies first thing in the morning is just about as boring as watching cricket on Boxing Day (can you tell I’m not a cricket fan?). Breakfast salad bowls are starting to trend in health-conscious cafes across Brisbane, and thanks to the talented chefs, the greens are clean and the taste will leave you wanting more. With poached eggs being the icing on top, you can count on being full for the rest of the morning when you check out the best Brisbane breakfast salads around town.

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