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Macadamias

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Macadamias

Did you know these little gems are one of the healthiest nuts out there? Native to the warm regions of Australia, macadamia trees bear blossoms which produce ‘nutlets’ that eventually ripen into nuts. When mature nuts fall to the ground, harvesters remove the outer husk, and carefully dry the nuts over a period of 3 weeks. The kernel shrinks away from the inside of the shell and what you’re left with, when you crack open the hard exterior, is the beautiful buttery macadamia nut that you know so well!  Australia provides nearly 30% of the world’s supply of macadamias, closely...

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Cashews

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Cashews

Have you ever wondered where cashews come from? These delicious little nuts are not all they appear to be! 

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Healthy Fats

#TWK Nutrition Series fats Nutrition Facts

Fat can be an incredibly confusing topic, especially since we have been told that eating fat will make us fat and contributes to heart disease for decades. The latest science shows that this couldn't be further from the truth and by eating the right fats can help you become lean, healthy and vibrant! A few BENEFITS of eating FAT: 1. Get Lean - It may sound counter-intuitive, but eating fat helps you get lean by regulating blood sugar (no sugar spikes), increases fat burning, satiates your body & cuts hunger. Win-win!  2. More Energy - Fat is a concentrated source...

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Sugar - Does 'healthier sugar' exist?

#TWK Nutrition Series Nutrition Facts sugar

• S U G A R • Why eat less? Put simply, if you eat more sugar than your body needs it gets stored on the body as fat AND can lead to many serious chronic diseases. Sugar is also highly addictive so the more you have the more you crave. When you remove a lot of the sugar from your diet, you will notice you don't crave the sweet stuff as much, feel more satisfied and have less overall hunger.   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE EAT THE SWEET STUFF? When we eat sugar it enters our blood stream and raises our blood sugar levels. Having...

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What is gluten?

#TWK Nutrition Series Gluten Nutrition Facts

W H A T I S G L U T E N ? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, processed wheat products and other grains like rye, spelt and barley.WHERE IS IT FOUND IN OUR DIET? Gluten can be found in both western and asian diets. It is commonly used in bakery products like bread, breakfast cereals, pasta, chapati, noodles, cakes and pastries.Or can be used as a thickener and flavour enhancer in processed foods like soups, ice cream, sweets, nut mix coatings, as well as ready made sauces and salad dressings, like soy, hoisin, ketchup, gravy and cesear dressing.EFFECTS? Even if you’re...

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