When most people think of improving their nutrition, they automatically think they need to go on a diet – or at least change their diet in a drastic way. There are actually so many ways that you can improve your diet WITHOUT actually changing what you are eating very much. My preferred word for this […]

People are always asking us about snack ideas – things to take to work, things to have at home in the cupboard, snacks that they can have every day. Now here’s the thing with snacks – similar to your main meals, there is no reason that you need an endless variety of fancy pants, Instagram […]

Pasta is an excellent source of carbohydrates, which provides us with energy, and fuels our brain and muscles. Additionally, pasta can be a great source of protein and fibre. Depending on the ingredients of the pasta you choose, it can be included in most diets, including vegan, lactose-free, low-GI, low sodium and gluten-free. Pasta is […]

Lots of people are choosing to consume plant-based milk as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Plant-based milks can be appropriate for: Lactose intolerance Cow’s milk allergy or intolerance Vegan diets Crohn’s, Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ethical concerns Plant-based milk characteristics: Almond milk is typically low in calories and saturated fat. It can […]

We know that gut health is important to our health overall. A disrupted balance of microbes is being linked to a range of disorders and diseases. Here at Embody HQ, we are of course interested in the effects of diet on your gut. However, when it comes to gut health, we often find some other […]

Farts (i.e. gas, breaking wind, flatus, flatulence, booty bombs ha-ha) are the passing of gas from the digestive system out through the back passage. Some people only pass gas a few times per day, while for others it might be anywhere from 10-30 times per day. Sometimes you might not even notice it! Excess gas […]

This is a quote from an actual client and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this over the years. People are scared of their food. These same people have been dieting on and off for YEARS – many of them since they were a kid! And while parents only ever have […]

Do you eat the recommended 48g of wholegrain per day? If you answered no (or more likely ‘I don’t know’), you’re not alone – a huge 70% of Australians fall short. This is far from ideal,  given wholegrain intake is associated with a reduced risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. A […]

What are artificial sweeteners? Artificial sweeteners are used to replace sugar generally because they are low calorie or contain no calories, so impart no calories to the food or the drink that they’re added to. There’s a couple of ways that this is possible. Artificial sweeteners are much, much sweeter than sugar, so only a […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds it’s not surprising that people are feeling a wide range of thoughts and feelings – including uncertainty, overwhelm, stress and anxiety. It is for this reason that we wanted to share some insight into mood disorders and gut symptoms. Chances are, if you have any history of gut issues whatsoever, […]