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Australian Ambassador – Food Revolution Foundation

I am so excited to announce I have just become an Australian Ambassador for the Food Revolution Foundation!

The Food Revolution Foundation was launched in 2010 by Jamie Oliver to fight the obesity epidemic, encourage people to get cooking again and make food education at the top of everyone’s agenda. At the heart of this foundation is everyone’s right to healthy food.

I am so proud to be involved in this awesome foundation!

Stay tuned for events and recipes …..

Do We Need Meat

A few weeks ago I googled ‘do we need to eat meat?’ and in 0.27 seconds there were over 16 million results. Clearly there are many opinions. Paleos, ‘High Proteiners’, and their love affair with meat have flourished with the popularity of caveman style diets. It started with high protein Atkins and The Zone followed shortly after. So do we need meat? And is it okay to have more than one serving at dinner?

As a Registered Nutritionist this article is based on current, applicable scientific research.

Meat Uncovered

It is fair to say, not all meat has been created equally. A lean chicken breast or sirloin steak clearly offers a different nutrient profile to high fat sausages covered in more lard. Let’s break it down:

Read the complete article HERE

Water and Health

Have you heard about the latest research on water consumption? The good news is more science confirms drinking water about 1/2 hour before meals can contribute to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

I was interviewed by Channel 9 Melbourne news today for a feature on tonight’s 4:30pm and 6:00pm bulletin. Tune in for my thoughts. Click here for the link.

With love and nourishment, Sharon xx

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The Truth About Sugar

It’s possible I may lose some of you with this post but I pride myself on honesty and authenticity so feel the need to voice my thoughts….Something that’s been on my mind for a little while but I haven’t articulated so clearly is my thoughts on avoiding fruit and the whole I quit sugar philosophy.

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To set the scene, I have about 10 years experience in the nutrition/health industry, an equivalent of six years studying nutrition, 2 nutrition degrees and i’m a qualified and registered professional. However, if individuals profoundly oppose my thoughts and opinions on food BUT take an interest in their wellbeing and seem healthy, I rarely harp on about their theories. Until today…

It utterly astounds me how the entire fruit group can be avoided by so many simply because it contains sugar. Now please don’t misinterpret, I am not suggesting processed carbohydrates and sugar laden meals and snacks be consumed regularly, I have no appetite for this food.
But rather, that fruit should not be classed in the same box as said processed foods, whilst highly processed commodities like most protein powders and coffee will be consumed without a second thought.
Whatever your opinion is of coffee, there is simply no denying, it is a stimulant and overrides our bodies natural circadian rhythm by impacting our alertness centres, cortisol and adrenaline. Adding butter and coconut oil to your morning cuppa to reduce this effect is really justifying a coffee addiction. No offence.

Now back to fruit, fruit is one of the most natural foods we can consume. If you buy organic you’d understand how much love, time and dedication goes into nurturing and growing the produce.
Fruit contains a plethora of nutrients- antioxidants that boost our immune health, vitamins that support energy transport around the body, minerals that boost healthy hormone synthesis, and fibre for gut health and to reduce bowel cancer; just to list a few.

More often than not fruit sugars are bound to fibre so they are slowly digested. There are some exceptions that are higher in fructose and water but you will still be better off consuming them than most other snack options. If you are sensitive to fructose and have been diagnosed with this, obviously tread lightly. However, avoiding an entire food group based solely on avoiding sugar is not justifiable.

With love and kindness, Sharon xx