National nutrition week: rethink your drink
October 17, 2017
National nutrition week runs every year, with the purpose of raising awareness and reinforcement of nutrition education. This year the theme was “Rethink your drink- choose water” which aims to get South Africans drinking water every day.
Food for Thought
September 20, 2017
Can certain foods make you smarter? Ever remember your mom promising you’ll be more clever if you finish all your peas? Is there really such a thing as brain food? Read on to find out.
Vitamin D – A Natural Anti-Depressant?
September 7, 2017
Many studies have shown vitamin D to have a positive impact on depression and mood. We look into the research and how you can benefit from Vitamin in your life.
The big FAT debate
August 23, 2017
One of the exciting things about food, nutrition and health, is that it is forever changing and evolving. One example of this is the research around fat and its relation to heart disease and weight loss. For the past 20 years, we’ve been following a “low fat” food trend stemming from the belief that fats make you fat.
VEGANISM – YAY or NAY?
August 21, 2017
Vegansim seems to be gaining a lot of popularity these days and although we understand and admire the reasons some people choose to become vegan, we felt it necessary to address this topic for those consumers that assume a product is healthy just because the word “vegan” is printed on it. Think about it, Oreos and potato chips are vegan…
Breakfast: The Meal of Champions
July 7, 2017
We have all heard our parents and grandparents say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but is it really? There are many “old wives tales” that the older generation seems to cling to; is this another one or is it actually based on science? Daily Dietitian investigates.
4 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Fear Carbs, According to Experts
October 20, 2016
This article was written by Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, survivors of trauma, eating disorders, body-image issues, and mood disorders. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She is a junior board member for The National Eating Disorder Association. http://www.jenniferrollin.com “These days, carbohydrates are […]
Why are we getting fat and sick?
August 10, 2016
10 reasons we are getting fat and sick 1. Sugar consumption has skyrocketed. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Numerous studies show that eating excess amounts of added sugar can have harmful effects on metabolism, leading to insulin resistance, belly fat gain and high triglycerides…to name a few. There are […]
Considering Gluten-Free? Why It’s Probably Not Necessary (and May Even Be Bad for You)
August 2, 2016
The Gluten-free craze is one of the most popular dieting and weight loss trends since the turn of the century. But, in reality, it’s probably not necessary for most of us and may even be harmful. A little background on Gluten before we explain why you may not really need to worry about it. What […]
The less sweet side of artificial sweeteners
May 13, 2016
I recently found a fantastic article outlining the effect of artificial sweeteners on our bodies and minds from the Food Junkie at Psychology Today. I hope you enjoy reading it whilst sipping your unsweetened tea 🙂 “Excessive sugar intake has been linked to a range of maladies including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, accelerated aging, […]
- National nutrition week: rethink your drink
- Food for Thought
- Vitamin D – A Natural Anti-Depressant?
- The big FAT debate
- VEGANISM – YAY or NAY?
- Healthly lifestyle diet- a balanced diet for all of your nutritional needs
- Pro athlete diet - additional protein for athletes and avid gym-goers
- Low carb, high fat diet - reduced carb intake and higher healthy fats
- Just for mum - pre & post natal diet designed to support the needs of an expecting or new mum
- Child's play - convenient, no-fuss, healthy way to feed your child (for ages 6-12)