On kale, weight loss and misconceptions…

mixed seasonal vegetables

A little while ago, we had a light supper with old friends. In years past, a ‘braaibroodjie’ (toasted cheese and tomato sandwich prepared on the fire) or baked potato or sweet potato would no doubt have been on the table to compliment the usual chicken, lamb chops and perhaps ‘wors’ (meat sausage) and salad. This […]

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Easy way up on veg

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One of the biggest obstacles you may encounter when you try to get it right to eat more vegetables is, unfortunately, the fact that for many who’s lives are running on a very tight schedule, vegetable dishes take too much time to prepare!   That said, it is impossible to eat better for better health, […]

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Omega 3 fat from fish – a cut above the rest

Fatty fish is the only fatty animal product of which one should include more – not less! Some fish are naturally high in fat e.g. mackerel, salmon, sardines, pilchards, snoek! Tuna – when fresh, is also regarded a high fat fish. However, tinned tuna contains – nothing – so to speak. The fat naturally found […]

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Iron deficiency anaemia hampers learning ability in children and affects cognitive function in adults.

Iron deficiency anaemia is very common in women of childbearing age, children and the elderly. In fact, it is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies diagnosed but often missed using routine biochemical analysis such as hemoglobin or full blood count. Normal Hb in particular does not rule out iron deficiency meaning that one can […]

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