In the long run convenience of healthy food may be the biggest enabler of long term healthy habits. If you had good food always available in our home its more likely that you would eat it and more likely that you would see positive effects on your life.

Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is made up of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. As an essential nutrient, we certainly need some sodium in our diets for muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, and for the balance of body fluids and electrolytes.

As always, our moms are right: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast cereals make up 50 % of all breakfasts eaten in those under 18. Yet despite the popularity and convenience of children’s breakfast cereals, the nutritional value of these options remain questionable, often high in sugar and energy, and low in fibre.

Starting before birth and continuing throughout life, we live in harmony with the 40 trillion bacteria and other organisms in our gut, collectively known as the gut microbiota. A fibre-poor diet is a big contributed to poor gut health.

FitChef proudly advocates for the pursuit of healthy and sustainable dietary patterns. We say no to crash diets and binging, and yes to moderation with healthier treats like our Beetroot Brownie and Amazeballs. One of the most important ideas we believe we can promote is that you need to over the long term build a healthy lifestyle that becomes a habit everyday.

Real food is food that is mostly unprocessed, free of the nasty additives like flavourants, colourants and preservatives, and rich in healthy nutrients. Think of real food as the type of foods that humans have been eating for thousands of years, made from ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible for optimal health.

FitChef proudly advocates for the pursuit of healthy and sustainable dietary patterns. We say no to crash diets and binging, and yes to moderation with healthier treats like our Beetroot Brownie and Amazeballs. One of the most important ideas we believe we can promote is that you need to over the long term build a healthy lifestyle that becomes a habit everyday.

As always, our moms are right: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast cereals make up 50 % of all breakfasts eaten in those under 18. Yet despite the popularity and convenience of children’s breakfast cereals, the nutritional value of these options remain questionable, often high in sugar and energy, and low in fibre.

Stabilisers are additive ingredients in foods that increase stability and thickness and maintain it is structure. Studies have shown that food additives such as artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, emulsifiers, food colorants, flavour enhancers, thickeners, anticaking agents, and preservatives have a negative effect on our gut microbiota.

Emulsifiers are food additives used to alter the food’s texture and extend the shelf life. Examples of emulsifiers inlcude sodium stearoyl lactylate, mono- and diglycerides, ammonium phosphatide, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, guar gum lecithin, carrageenan, and canola oil.