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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Eat with your mouth and your mind…

Recent research from the School of Psychology and Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Australia points out the importance of mindful eating. Paying attention to what we eat, how fast we eat, and what the food tastes like, has a direct effect on the ‘HOW MUCH’ we eat… HOW MUCH we eat […]

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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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Anti-Boep exercise without lifting a finger…

One of the reasons why unstable blood sugar levels, as a result of incorrect dietary choices, insulin resistance, diabetes, stress, lack of sleep etc. result in obesity, is that the these conditions result in an inability of cells to use sugar energy effectively. This in turn results in lipo-genesis in the liver and fat storage […]

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Afrikaans: Is daar nog voedingstowwe in ons groente?

Dikwels hoor ‘n mens mens die stelling dat voedsels vandag nie meer dieselfde voedingswaarde het as ‘n paar jaar gelede nie. Die stelling is egter onwaar. Mense vra my ook dikwels of die groente in winterbredies – wat so lekker is as dit koud is – nog enige voedingswaarde het? Die antwoord lê in PHYTONUTRIËNTE […]

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The power of ALMONDS

Nut consumption may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Recent research from the University of Purdue in the US investigated the effect of eating almonds at breakfast on blood sugar response, satiety and how much food was consumed at a next meal in people with impaired blood glucose response(pre-diabetes). They saw that eating […]

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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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Zoosh up your immune system with Zinc?

Zinc is a dietary mineral – (like calcium, magnesium, iron and copper) – that is essential to our health. Humans are unable to ‘produce’ zinc and therefore regular dietary intake is necessary for health. Zinc is an important co-factor of metabolism. This means that many functions in the body depend on sufficient levels of zinc […]

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