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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Gold Coast locals, check out these superfoods!

If you live on the Gold Coast, you're lucky enough to have a fantastic culture of staying fit and being healthy. That said, winter can still be a prime time for people to put on a few extra kilos, or forget about their health as they indulge in comfort food. If this sounds like you, we've found some incredible foods to help you stay healthy this winter! Choosing from the biggest health trends of 2015, we've picked out 4 that will not only keep you looking fit, but have plenty of nutrients and health benefits so you feel good on the inside, too.

Bone broth

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Bone broth is the latest superfood fad to hit the shores of Australia. It’s a fairly simple recipe—made from boiling bones and various spices to create a bone stock—and it has a huge number of health benefits. Some of these include improved digestion, healthier bones and joints as well as reduced cellulite. These nutritional benefits of bone broth are thanks to the high protein, collagen and mineral content that is extracted from the bone in the process of boiling.

Want to try some for yourself? Check out the Gold Coast restaurant below!

Hakataya Ramen

Hakataya Ramen is a very popular ramen shop located in the busy streets of Surfers Paradise. Most people love ramen for it’s delicious flavour, but little do they know its big secret—the soup is made from bone broth. At Hakataya Ramen, you can order the Tonkotsu ramen which is made from a secret pork bone broth recipe, meaning it’s both delicious and full of nutrients and health benefits!
Where: 3131 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Kombucha

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Kombucha is a special type of tea, fermented with a colony of bacteria and yeast. While this doesn’t sound too appealing, the tea is both delicious and hugely beneficial for your health. It not only aids in digestion and gut health (similar to probiotic yoghurt), but is also full of antioxidants and glucosamines that improve joint health and boost your immunity.

Want to try this unique tea? Check out the cafe below!

Wray Organic Market & Cafe

Wray Organic Market and Cafe stocks a locally sourced kombucha—Buchi. Brewed in Queensland, you can try a range of different flavours including ginger and tumeric, hibiscus galangal lime and even coffee infused kombucha! Wray Organic Market and Cafe also stocks a huge range of other health-packed foods to buy, so visit and speak to the friendly team about your health kick today.
Where: 155 Nineteenth Avenue, Elanora QLD 4221

Acai Bowls

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Acai bowls aren’t a new health trend, but they are one that is still in full swing on the Gold Coast! Made from acai berries, these bowls are a delicious option for breakfast or a snack. They are full of rich antioxidants and nutrients that assist in heart health, help to increase your metabolism and give you a great energy boost (just to name a few benefits).

If you want to try one of these delicious bowls, click here for 3 tastiest ones on the Gold Coast!

Game meat

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While a large number of people on the game meat bandwagon are doing so because they’re animal activists, game meat also has a huge number of health benefits. Because game meat is hunted in the wild, the animals have generally been eating their natural diet and getting plenty of exercise. The result? They are a leaner sauce of protein than farmed meats, with less fat content as well as being rich in omega 3.

Want to try some delicious game meat? Head to the popular Gold Coast restaurant below!

Oskars

With an incredible view of the Burleigh waterfront and highly-experienced chefs, Oskars is the best place to go if you want to try game meat. Most people shy away from options such as kangaroo and emu for fear that it’ll be tough and tasteless—this is simply not the case! Their a la carte menu has a huge range of delectable dishes, but to get the benefits of game meat opt for the chargrilled kangaroo loin, served alongside roast pumpkin with feta, macadamia chilli praline and tomato. Delish!
Where: 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads 4220

Do you have a favourite health trend this winter? Let us know your current health obsession below!

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