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15 Amazing Fruits for Weight Loss

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Want a slim summer-body? Why not try fruits this time! Fruits may have a bad rep when it comes to weight loss because it has sugar. But did you know there are some fruits that actually work to help burn fat? Checkout these slimming Super-fruits great for those looking to lose weight!

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Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

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Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts – Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate doughnuts that are baked, infused with orange, and topped with a chocolate orange ganache!
Who doesn’t LOVE doughnuts? Especially when they are baked, chocolate, and orange flavoured, and topped with ganache and chocolate sprinkles!
 Baked doughnuts are so much easier (and less messier!) to make than fried doughnuts, and they are much healthier, too. Which means we can have more than one at a time. 😉 Also, chocolate for breakfast!
 For these scrumptiously moist and fluffy doughnuts, simply combine the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. Mix the two mixtures together, then spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, and baked for 5 – 7 minutes. Quick and simple!

 For the ganache, simply put the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup into a small, microwaveable bowl, and heat until melted. Stir in the orange juice, then in dip each doughnut and leave to set. This ganache glaze sets beautifully, and keeps its shine!


    For the Doughnuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup (100g) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup/golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • Chocolate sprinkles, to garnish

    For the Doughnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a doughnut pan, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, nutmeg, and zest. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the orange juice, egg, sugar, yogurt, and melted butter until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the orange zest. Do not over-mix. Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut pan and smooth out. Bake for 5 - 7 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the Glaze
  6. Place the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup in a heat-proof bowl, and microwave until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 10 seconds. Stir in the orange juice.
  7. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, garnish with chocolate sprinkles, and leave to set on the wire rack.

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Hydration – The Key To Good Digestion

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Do you suffer from chronic constipation? If the answer is yes, then you should drink up.
One of the main causes of chronic constipation is dehydration. The reason why? Because drinking enough water keeps your intestines smooth and flexible. It also helps keep the food you eat moving through your intestines and ultimately allows food waste to exit the body. If your body doesn’t have enough water, then stool will become hard and difficult to pass.
Before we go any further, check out the following infographic to see 11 signs that you’re not drinking enough water and why hydration is critical to your health.

What Causes Dehydration?

You become dehydrated when you’re body is getting rid of more fluid than you’re absorbing. When you breathe, sweat, urinate and pass a bowel movement, your body is getting rid of fluid. If you don’t drink enough to replenish your body with the necessary amount of H2O, then your body doesn’t function properly. We’ll talk about tips to stay hydrated in just a minute.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

The Institute of Medicine recommends women drink 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water daily. For men they recommend 13 cups (3 liters) daily.
It’s important to note that everyone’s body is different. Depending on your lifestyle, body size, and general health, you may need more or less than the recommended amount. Along with listening to your body, talk to a doctor about how much water you should be drinking in a day. 

Tips To Hydrate

  • Always carry around a bottle of water and keep refilling it throughout the day. You should have to refill your water bottle several times.
  • Drink a glass of water with every meal
  • Drink more water when you’re exercising
  • Drink more water when you’re outside in hot weather
  • Eat your water (see below)

Eat Your Water

Along with drinking water, you can also boost your H2O consumption from the foods you eat. A lot of fresh fruits and vegetables have an extremely high water content, helping with hydration. Check out the following infographic for a list of popular foods with a high water content.

What To Avoid When You’re Dehydrated

Not all drinks will help keep you hydrated. If you’re dehydrated you should stay away from alcohol and caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea and caffeinated sodas. These beverages are diuretics, which means they rid water from the body.

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The Best Street Style from Australian Fashion Week Fall 2015

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A look at the best street style looks from Australia Fashion Week.