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Edible fats and oils

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LiveLighter - Healthy Cooking at Home

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Australian Dietary Guidelines 1 - 5 | Eat For Health

There are five principal recommendations featured in the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Each Guideline is considered to be equally important in terms of public health outcomes. Guideline 1 To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, be physically active

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Healthy meal and snack ideas | Eat For Health

Breakfast Try fruit or vegetable pikelets. Fruit toppers or a thin spread of unsaturated margarine or unsalted nut paste on wholegrain pikelets, wholegrain English muffins, toast or crumpets too. Vegetables fresh sliced or cooked such as

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LiveLighter - Better BBQs that go beyond the sausage sizzle

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Takeaway food - myDr.com.au

Takeaway foods are handy but can be loaded with fat, sugar and salt. Let myDr.com.au help you make healthier choices when you eat takeaway.

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Coeliac disease - Lab Tests Online AU

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune diseasecharacterised by an inappropriate immune response to gluten. Gluten is aprotein found in wheat, similar proteins are found in barley and rye and to a lesser extent in oats.This response leads to inflammation of the small intestine and to damage and destruction of the villi that line the intestinal wall. The villi are projections, small tissue folds that increase the surface area of the intestine and allow nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fluids, and electrolytes to be absorbed into the body. When a susceptible person is exposed to gluten, their body produces autoantibodies that act against constituents of the intestinal villi. As long as the person continues to be exposed to the proteins, they will continue to produce these autoantibodies. When villi are damaged or destroyed, the body is much less capable of absorbing food including iron and vitamins. They may begin to develop symptoms associated with malnutrition and malabsorption. Malnutrition causes weight loss in adults and growth delay and failure to gain weight in children. Malabsorption causes diarrhoea and foul smelling bowel motions that float and have a greasy appearance because of the unabsorbed fats and oils in them.

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Top take-away food tips Dietitians Association of Australia

Top take-away food tips Most of us agree that fast food and takeaway foods arent great for our health, and dont leave us feeling our best

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Healthy snacks

If you feel hungry between meals, aim to prioritise healthy snacks to include vegetables, fruit, dairy or dairy alternatives, wholegrain products and lean protein such as fish, eggs, seeds, nuts and legumes. This will ensure your snacks are part of an overall healthy balanced diet.

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