+ Foods to Avoid

Genetically Modified Food Safety – making sense of it

Let’s face it – we live in a world of information overload and vast contradictions. Having been a part of the health industry for almost 20 years, I  have learned and also taught what I’ve learned under an ‘evidence-based model.’  However, I have to say, after bearing witness to ‘good clinical evidence’ later being contradicted Read More

Fresh Fruit vs Processed Fruit

I recently stumbled upon a really interesting TV program called ‘Food Unwrapped’ – they ask some fascinating questions of the food processing industry and on the episode I happened upon, they investigated how those perfect little segments of grapefruit are produced in canned grapefruit. Now if you have ever tackled a grapefruit, you’ll know scooping Read More

Processed and Fast Food – Why are kids are drawn to it?

Processed and Fast Food – Why are kids are drawn to it?  This short video clearly demonstrates that it’s more than a matter of choice.  “How Junk Food Marketers, Target our Kids” is worth 6 minutes of your time. The food processing industry is manipulating our children’s biology and psychology.  Have a watch to understand Read More

A Closer Look at Processed foods – Is Margarine or Butter Healthier?

Is margarine or butter healthier, I’m often asked?  For me, it’s butter all the way and I’ll explain why. This post is yes, about margarine (and spreadable butter, softened butter etc;) and how detrimental to your health they are.  We move back into the territory of vegetable oils and why you really need to avoid Read More

A closer look at processed food – Muesli bars, a health food?

Are muesli bars healthy?  Like the breakfast drinks I wrote about here, the muesli bar market is big business.  As there are SO many varieties on the market, I thought I’d just pick the most featured ingredients and do an overall analysis of them. Muesli Bars Muesli bars are advertised as being a nutritious, low Read More

Homemade hamburger and why you need to avoid the rest!

I often make up my own hamburger patties.  Hamburgers are healthy, but ONLY when you make your own.  They take less than the time it takes to pick up take away to make, so no excuses! After meeting an intact McDonalds hamburger that was five years old, I can confirm the longevity of the McDonalds Read More

Are breakfast drinks healthy? A detailed examination

This series of posts was inspired by a neighbour and reader of Well Nourished.  She suggested I pull out the magnifying glass and analyse the nuts and bolts of popular processed foods.  I’m going to take it a step further and follow each of these posts with my version or a nutritious alternative to these Read More

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