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Oaty, fruity granola

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We have written about the high level of kick-assery of oats in the past. Here is a granola recipe that puts these little weapons to good use.

Oaty, fruity granola

As usual, it’s a fairly user-friendly recipe so there’s more time to do other fun things, like burpees…

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins
Makes about 10 serves


  • 3 cups rolled oats, preferably not “quick oats” as they may cook off too quickly
  • 1/2 cup dry fruit mix
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
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Going nuts for nuts

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Nuts are a beaut little snack for those on the run, or a tasty morsel that can tie you over until the next substantial meal. Below are a few varieties that not only taste the part, but are also full of nutty magic.


Despite most nuts providing some health benefits, up to 80% of nuts are fat. Despite the fat in nuts being good fats (HDL cholesterol), there is a still a calorie component of 9 calories per gram of fat in nuts, so moderate consumption is recommended. As a substitute for other less healthy fats (biscuits, …

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Phytic acid & anti-nutrients

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Over the last five or so years, there has been a moderate growth in the practise of “activating” nuts and grains in order to reduce their anti-nutrient component. If you just did a double take at the terms “activating”, and “anti-nutrient”, read on.

WTFR anti-nutrients?

Anti-nutrients are substances, natural or manufactured, that operate in contrast to that of regular nutrients. In other words, anti-nutrients do the opposite of nutrients – rather that nourishing the human systems with vitamins and minerals, anti-nutrients block nourishment and may even reverse it by drawing vitamins and minerals out of the human body. But that’s …

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The definitive(ish) guide to Paleo

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If you want to divide a social function into two perfectly opposed halves, raise the topic of Paleo, or, The Paleolithic Diet. Some people live by it and those who don’t will likely have friends who like to bring it up at every opportunity. Regardless, it is extremely popular and commonly misunderstood.

Paleolithic defined

Paleolithic is a period of existence that has been defined as approximately 2.5 million years ago, characterised by the creation of basic chipped stone tools as used by early human beings. Quite commonly this period is referred to as the Stone Age. Food …

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