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Which bread is best?

Which bread is best?

Bread offers many nutritional and health benefits for a balanced diet. But with so many options, how do you know if you’re choosing the right one?

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Summer detox recipes

Summer detox recipes

Shake off that winter sluggish feeling with this three-day detox plan using all-natural recipes from our Fernwood blog.

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3 mocktails to make this weekend

3 mocktails to make this weekend

Whether you've officially signed up for Febfast or just want to cut the alcohol kilojoules, here are three delicious alternatives for your Saturday night sips.

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How to eat healthy on a budget

How to eat healthy on a budget

A healthy diet doesn't have to have the latest and greatest superfoods to be nutitionally sound. Here's how you can boost your inner health.... without going broke.

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Why bone broth is the new latte

Why bone broth is the new latte

It’s curing teenage acne, making Selma Hayek look twenty-five and reviving the dead; bone broth may well be the magical potion in our eternal quest for perfect health.

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Nutrition tips for over 55's

Nutrition tips for over 55's

You don't have to start running marathons or follow a strict paleo diet once you hit your mid-50s, simple changes can make a world of difference.

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Quiz: What's your body type?

Quiz: What's your body type?

Understanding your body type is the key to longer lasting health, wellbeing and weight management. Take our short quiz to discover which body type you have.

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10 Healthy Christmas food swaps

10 Healthy Christmas food swaps

Christmas needn’t be a boozy blow out every year. With just a few simple menu adjustments, you can bet your Santa socks you’ll end up on Father Christmas’ nice list this year.

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5 healthy food swaps

5 healthy food swaps

Ever fallen victim to the snack attack? Gain your ground against 3.30-itis with these nutritious snack alternatives (your beach bod will thank us later).

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Your natural detox starts here

Your natural detox starts here

Forget fad detox diets and shakes – go straight to the source with natural spices and herbs to help cleanse from within. Your body, mind, skin (and even hair!) will thank you later.

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Iron Woman - are you getting enough?

Iron Woman - are you getting enough?

Essential to life, iron is crucial for energy production and immunity, and is a vital component of our red blood cells, which transport oxygen around the body. Are you getting enough?

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What is Teff?

What is Teff?

Gluten free baking just got a whole lot more exciting thanks to teff, a tiny, gelatinous ‘super food’ grain about to make a big impact on the way we eat.

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Fight fatigue with food

Fight fatigue with food

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist Rebecca Gawthorne, better known as Nourish Naturally, shares her top tips for eating for energy.

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The truth about carbs

The truth about carbs

Not all carbs are created equal – and the right types can boost your health. Discover the benefits of resistant starch.

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Banish those tummy troubles

Banish those tummy troubles

Most bacteria in the body is found in the digestive tract, and the state of that bacteria can provide strong clues to our levels of health and happiness.

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Make a salad into a meal

Make a salad into a meal

A warm day calls for a refreshing salad. Turn your veggie creations into the main event with these tips to make it into a whole meal.

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Top healthy cafes: NSW & ACT

Top healthy cafes: NSW & ACT

Whether you’re paleo, a coeliac sufferer or a sugar-free devotee, the new raft of cafés and food stores opening all around the country have something for you.

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Top healthy cafes: Queensland

Top healthy cafes: Queensland

Whether you’re paleo, a coeliac sufferer or a sugar-free devotee, the new raft of cafés and food stores opening all around the country have something for you.

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Get out of a diet rut

Get out of a diet rut

If you know the days of the week based upon what’s for dinner, then you’ve well and truly settled into a diet rut. Here's how to climb out of it.

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5 tips for a food breakthru

5 tips for a food breakthru

Fernwood's Nutrition Angel, Tracey Robson-Garth, gives her top tips for making a food breakthru in Fernwood's first online program, the 28 Day Breakthru.

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How to activate your nuts

How to activate your nuts

“Activating nuts” is said to unlock the nutritional powers of nuts and allow our bodies to absorb more of the good stuff - here's your DIY guide.

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New ways to use protein powder

New ways to use protein powder

You don’t need to skull a post-workout protein shake every day; get creative in the kitchen with protein powder to create new and exciting protein-packed treats.

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Flavour without fat

Flavour without fat

Trying to cut back on salt, sugar or fat doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your taste buds. Here’s how to give your meals a healthy flavour boost.

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Cooking for health

Cooking for health

Know which cooking methods will boost the flavour and nutrients in your food to give your tastebuds a treat.

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Your guide to vitamins

Your guide to vitamins

Small in quantity but huge in impact, vitamins protect your body from nasty intruders and activate important bodily functions. Here’s how to get your daily dose.

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Best fast food choices

Best fast food choices

When you’re on the run or working late, sometimes takeaway is the only cure for a rumbling tummy. We asked the experts how you can enjoy fast food while watching your weight.

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What is kale?

What is kale?

Kale - the humble green veggie is on everyone’s lips – and everyone’s plates. What is it and why should we be eating it?

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10 ways with quinoa

10 ways with quinoa

Can’t get enough of this ancient Incan seed? We’ve found more ways you can include the tiny protein- packed gem into more of your culinary adventures!

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Top dairy myths busted

Top dairy myths busted

Enjoy snacking on yoghurt and homemade smoothies but worried that dairy might be causing acne or weight gain? Worry no more – read our dairy myth busters and enjoy that skinny latte!

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Top 4 healthiest cuisines

Top 4 healthiest cuisines

There’s no need to restrict yourself at home with a salad if you’re trying to stick to a healthy-eating plan. Our top recommendations for international eating out.

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Your healthy BBQ guide

Your healthy BBQ guide

Impress your summer dinner guests with these gourmet BBQ ideas that are big on presentation and flavour, without the excess kilojoules.

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Guilt-free Christmas meal ideas

Guilt-free Christmas meal ideas

Is a guilt-free Christmas dinner on your wish list this year? Here are some sneaky suggestions for Christmas dishes that are loaded with flavour, not kilojoules.

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The dehydration myth

The dehydration myth

Drinking as much water as you can before you’re thirsty, and supplementing your hydration with sports drinks to avoid dehydration is a myth, new research shows.

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Exercise and Chocolate Milk

Exercise and Chocolate Milk

A hard earned thirst needs a big, cold … glass of chocolate milk? Read on to find out the benefits of chocolate milk after exercise.

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Combat Portion Distortion

Combat Portion Distortion

Are you eating all the right foods, exercising, and still not losing weight? Your problem may not be what you’re eating, but how much you’re eating.

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How to cook with beans and pulses

How to cook with beans and pulses

Want to add more beans to your diet but not sure where to start? We’ve sussed out the best ways to use some of the more common beans and pulses you’ll find at the supermarket.

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Celebrate spring with new season's produce

Celebrate spring with new season's produce

These days, you can get practically all fruit and vegetables, any month of the year, but knowing what’s in season is important. As the days begin to lengthen and the soil warms up, nature celebrates the new season with a blush of green and a burst of colour.

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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Focus on your food and banish mindless munching.  This is mindful eating. It’s not a diet – no food is banned. It’s about how you eat rather than what you eat. Read more...

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How to Boost your BMR

How to Boost your BMR

You know the basic equation: more energy out than in equals weight loss. But if you want to burn more energy, with less effort, you need to boost your Basal Metabolic Rate. Here's how...

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6 Ways with Keep It Lean and Lighten Up

6 Ways with Keep It Lean and Lighten Up

Keep It Lean and Lighten Up, Fernwood’s range of shakes, are a practical and tasty alternative to snacks before or after exercise. But many don’t realise how versatile they are. You don’t always need to put it in a shaker and quickly gulped down after a workout session. There are many creative ways to work these into your meal plan, often given them a boost of nutrition. 

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Foods That Fight

Foods That Fight

Not all foods were created equal – some pack a more powerful punch when it comes to fighting off disease and illness. Here are 10 ‘superfoods’ that work hard to enhance our health.

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How to minimise hangover symptoms

How to minimise hangover symptoms

Why didn’t you stop at the second champagne? Now you’ve got a pounding head and wobbly tummy. Next time, avoid the morning after blahs with this hangover defence plan.

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7 Healthy Tips For Navigating The Grocery Store

7 Healthy Tips For Navigating The Grocery Store

Every so often we get distracted when buying food. We put way too much in our shopping trolley, we buy a packet of chips just because we’re hungry at the time, we buy something because it’s on special, or we wander around aimlessly trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Here are some tips to save you time and your waistline!

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Drink Up: Hydrating for performance and recovery

Drink Up: Hydrating for performance and recovery

Just like stretching after a workout or wearing a decent sports bra, hydration is crucial to your fitness regime. Prepping your body, hydration-wise, will set you up for a good performance and recovery, ensuring you get the most out of any gym session. 

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Kick the Easter cravings

Kick the Easter cravings

One ear is all it takes. A nibble at the top corner of the chocolate bunny; the hollow pop as the form collapses and those delectable shards fall into the centre. Before you know it, you’re munching away at a torso. All that stands between you and regret is a pair of cocoa-coloured rabbit feet.

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Start your engines

Start your engines

Fuel up at breakfast time to power through your day. The importance of a hearty breakfast has been drummed into us since we were old enough to hold our own spoons.

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Healthy TV Snack Ideas

Healthy TV Snack Ideas

The candy bars at the cinema are swamped with chocolate, chips, butter-lathered popcorn, soft drinks, sugary snacks and more. It’s no surprise that we reach for the same sorts of snacks when we’re watching a movie at home or enjoying some TV time. Here's a list of some better healthy snack options when you’re on the couch enjoying some television or a great flick!

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Recession survey results

Recession survey results

The survey revealed that families were cooking more vegetarian meals with 90 per cent of consumers also saying that they are preparing meals that can be spread across more than one mealtime.

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Financial crisis helping us to eat healthier

Financial crisis helping us to eat healthier

The survey revealed that families were cooking more vegetarian meals with 90 per cent of consumers also saying that they are preparing meals that can be spread across more than one mealtime. Fernwood’s National Slimplicity Manager, Nic Linford, says that families can still eat healthy and wholesome foods for a fraction of the cost of takeaway.
 

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