After the year that was thanks to a certain global pandemic, most of our immune systems have taken quiet a hit. With our most recent yet very necessary obsession with all things hand sanitising and cleanliness, our poor old immune systems aren't used to a germ or pathogen and are a little 'our of practise' when it comes to the most appropriate way to respond.
Thankfully, what we implement into our lifestyles every single day and most notably what we eat, can have a significant effect on the functioning of our immune systems.
Holiday season and Christmas festivities are well upon us, and with the big day fast approaching (where has this year gone?) it’s so easy to become consumed by the copious amounts of delicious food and drinks on offer. For some, this in an incredibly exciting time, however for others, the endless and overwhelming supply of food can be stress-inducing and bring about feelings of anxiety.
Regardless of how you feel around this time of year, being a little more mindful and intuitive around your food choices is probably something we could all do better at. Plus, it’s a great tool to help us feel more in control and at peace with what we do and don’t decide to eat.
To help you do so, we have created our top 5 tips on how you can practise being more mindful around food. But before we get into that, let’s take a step back to learn more about what mindful eating is and why as a relatively new approach to eating it gains so much positive attention.
It goes without saying that plant based eating has been 'on trend' as of late, and it's no surprise given the benefits that this style of dietary pattern has to offer. A recent study revealed that 11.2% Australians (that’s around 2.6 million people) are favouring a plant-based diet, with numbers expecting to rise.
Whilst most of us are aware of the general principles that make up plant based eating, there is a lot more to it than first meets the eye.
Our dietitian Millie is here to answer the most common questions surrounding plant-based eating; what it entails, elements you need to be mindful of and how to ensure your diet is nutritionally balanced and complete. Here is the lowdown……
For as long as we can remember, it seems like sugar has been deemed responsible for all of our health issues. Weight gain, bad teeth, skin breakouts, even gut health and immunity.
We wanted to take 5 to clarify the questions we get asked about sugar almost every day. Here at KOJA we strive to make health simple every single day. We do that with damn healthy snacks, and plenty of education. Read on!