Reading Time: 8 minutes Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is present in some foods or added to others. It also comes in supplement form. Contrary to popular belief, people believe that the sun gives you Vitamin D, this is a fairly big misconception as the UV radiation from the suns rays do not … More THP NUTRIBET: Vitamin D
Reading Time: 5 minutes Vitamin C (aka L-ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin naturally available in foods and fortified in some. The human body can not produce vitamin C endogenously and so it must be sought out in the diet. Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen to make your skin softer, stretchier … More THP NUTRIBET: Vitamin C
Reading Time: 7 minutes Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients our body needs. The internet is flooded with contradicting ‘opinions‘ on carbohydrates, however the truth is – they are pretty important for the human body. Carbohydrates are a major food source and a key energy source for the human body. Carbohydrates are not classed … More THP NUTRIBET: Carbohydrates
Reading Times: 7 minutes Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the human body. It is stored largely in the bones and teeth where they act as structure and maintain cellular functions. Calcium is required for vascular contraction, vasodilation (aka the expanding and contracting of blood vessels), muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and … More THP NUTRIBET: Calcium
Reading Time: 5 minutes Vitamin B is not just a singular vitamin, it is actually a complex of vitamins which play very important roles in cellular metabolism. The vitamin B complex is water soluble which means that it is not stored in the human body for a long duration of time. They can be found … More THP NUTRIBET: Vitamin B
We all know the alphabet, it’s essentially the backbone of your communication and language. Well… Let me introduce to you this campaign that I try to run annually, I name this beast the Nutribet! A basic in fundamental nutrition knowledge which will form your backbone in well-being and long-term health. Use the information as you … More NUTRIBET MONTH! Get ready for some wild nutrition facts to help with your day to day wellbeing!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin – what that means is that this vitamin is stored in the body for long periods of time. If a person takes too much of a fat-soluble vitamin, this could be potentially dangerous due to the condition known as hypervitaminosis. You may be deficient in … More THP NUTRIBET: Vitamin A
Reading Time: 6 minutes We all try our best to eat the best food for our diet and wellbeing but more than often we fall short of what is required to actually keep us healthy and at our optimal level of health. This is why the supplement industry is booming. The problem, however, lies in … More Not all supplements are created equal
Currently, the world population is approximately 7.5 billion people. Accounting for an average of about 3% of the population in any given country being vegetarian, we’re still looking at about 7.3 billion people to feed. Based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines, only 1 in 7 Australians meet the recommended intake of meat! The average Australian … More Meating demands – The search for sustainable protein sources.
Reading Time: 4 mins You might think you’re pretty good at recognising what’s good or bad for your body. After all, it’s pretty simple – always aim for foods with as little processing as possible, aim for eating a few serves from each food group and, if you must, have the occasional treat. The Australian … More How Much Is Too Much? – “Just one more bite” Could Cause You A Whole Lifetime Of Strife.