Is a low fat diet enough to treat high cholesterol?

A low fat diet may help some people to reduce cholesterol in the blood, but it can not be seen as the optimum treatment for the risk associated with imbalance in blood cholesterol levels. An optimum diet for high cholesterol will vary slightly between individuals, depending on their individual genetic make-up. Some individuals need to […]

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Low fat is no longer good enough for good health.

Both quantity and quality of fat is equally important for lowering cholesterol, weight loss, diabetes and every day healthy eating. It takes three simple steps to ensure a healthier dietary fat content: Step 1 It is vital to understand which foods will contain fat Step 2 It’s vital to understand which foods may replace high […]

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‘n Appel n dag – of is dit ‘n Avo ?

Soos bespreek in Amore Bekker se Tjailatyd op RSG Inderdaad – die avo – n vrug naverwant aan kaneel en kamfer – het vele medisinale eienskappe. Gedurende die 80’s en 90’s is alle voedselvet gebrandmerk as ‘ gevaarlik’, vetmakend en ongesond. Gelukkig dui narvorsing die afgelope paar jaar al meer op die belangrikheid van vette […]

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Say yes to cheese and no to diabetes?

The French eat, and drink. Lots of wine. Lots of butter. Lots of cheese. Yet they have low rates of heart disease despite high intake of saturated fat. This is called the French Paradox This phenomenon was originally attributed to consumption of red wine and its major constituent resveratrol. However, recent studies have revealed the […]

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A glass of wine to your health?

The power of the mind is nowhere as evident as on the label of a wine bottle… When reading the ‘story of the wine’ – you stand a good chance of being swept away…. ‘Delicious’ ‘well balanced’ ‘beautiful aromas’ – words strung together that allows the mind to savour – even before having had a […]

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Everybody say CHEESE!

May I enjoy some cheese? Ask this question of your doctor, your dietician or health promoting agencies such as the Heart Foundation and you are likely to receive an answer that, in one way or another will urge you to be cautious. It’s an ‘animal’-fat’ product – high in so-called BAD saturated fat. It contains […]

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Are you constantly hungry on your ‘healthy’ diet?

Researchers from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands investigated the effect the TYPE of fat consumed with a meal, may have on satiety. Three types of fats were given providing predominantly 3 types of fatty acids – saturated, mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fat. They concluded that compared to the saturated fat ( SHEA – oil) […]

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Is jy HONGER omdat jy te min VET eet?

Navorsers aan die Universiteit van Maastrich bevind dat die ‘soort’ vet in ‘n maaltyd ‘n rol kan speel in hoe versadig mens voel. Die effek wat verskillende vetsure op versadiging kan hê, is getoets deurdat verskillende vetsoorte as deel van ‘n maaltyd vir 2 groepe mense gegee is. Observasies d.m.v. bloedtoetse asook wetenskaplike vraelyste is […]

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A fat issue: is more butter better?

fresh butter curls in dish

A dollop, a curl, a lavish swath sizzling in your pan. Butter. Can you smell it? Despite the newly found butter happiness, seemingly conflicting advice on the matter leaves many still feeling literally eh…fried? On the one hand the ‘butter is better’ mantra is buttressed by the LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet movement.  Associated […]

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Natures perfect food…eggs!

Concerned with your blood cholesterol levels – don’t blame eggs! Cholesterol from eggs play only a very small role in development of heart disease or “clogging” of the blood vessels that could result in heart disease and stroke. It is not so much the egg that is the culprit, but the rest of the diet. […]

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