Our guide to understanding processed food

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Processed food is more often than not linked to sugary fast food items and is blamed for the nations growing obesity epidemic and the rise of type 2 diabetes. However, there is more to this label than first meets the eye.

What is processed food?

Processed food refers to any food that has been been altered from its natural state. This is not always a bad thing, as it includes fruits and vegetables that have been frozen at their ripest, to preserve the most vitamins and minerals as well as pasteurised milk.

Foods that have been heated, milled, pressure treated or irradiated are considered processed.

However, while…

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FebFasters help fight youth addiction with YoDAA

YoDAA

It can be hard for young people or those worried about them to know what to do when they are concerned about drugs or alcohol. In response, we created Youth Drugs + Alcohol Advice (YoDAA) as the simplest way to access youth-specific drug and alcohol information, advice and specialist referral.

The aim with YoDAA is to make access as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve created a website rich with useful info and resources and complimented it with personal touches, includinga 24 hour phone line, live web-chat and email service.

With the unbelievable support of FebFast we went…

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New Year, new you? Nah, start today!

Friends

If there is something you have your heart set on achieving, whether it be weight loss, spending more time with your friends and family, learning something new or quitting alcohol, you may think you need to wait until New Year’s to make changes.

Why not start today? You might even be more successful!

Choose your Prepfast 28 day detox program based on what you want to achieve and let the games begin. You will receive plenty of support from the Prepfast team and community, which may be the added incentive you need to carry out your goals…

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How to prepare for spring fitness challenges

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This spring there are plenty of fitness challenges to choose from, making it the perfect time to really test yourself and see how you handle the demands of one of these races.

Whether you choose to do the City2Surf, Tough Mudder or one of the many marathons on offer in Sydney or Melbourne, preparation is a must.

Nutrition

Before the lead up to any big sporting or fitness event it is essential you are fuelling your body with the right foods.

What better time than to consider a junk food or sugar fast? Instead of eating sweet treats, opt for healthier…

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The FOMO phenomenon

FOMO - or fear of missing out – is an affliction that can affect us all at some point. Whether you are scared of skipping out on a dinner with friends or feel an urge to check your mobile the minute it beeps, this can permeate every aspect of your life.

Although more common in teenagers, this problem can be seen in adults, too.  Essentially, it is the fear that someone else is doing something more interesting than you, and worrying about missing out on every opportunity at your fingertips.

Why should you be concerned about FOMO?

Sometimes FOMO can prevent you from…

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