Low Carb High Fat Diets (Banting)

Low carbohydrate diets have become very popular in the last few years due to their effect on weight management. The unknown is whether the large amounts of fat associated with the low-carbohydrate (CHO) diet leads to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Characteristics of low carbohydrate, high fat diet Restriction of fruit, starchy vegetables, wholegrains, legumes [...]

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Low Fat Diet

For many decades we have been told that diets that are low in saturated-fats, trans-fats and cholesterol are best for heart health. This way of eating is recommended by many organisations including the American Heart Association (ADA), Heart Foundation of South Africa (HSGSA) and by the South African Department of Health as seen in [...]

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Vegetarian diet

The vegetarian or plant based diet has also become very popular not only because of its many health benefits but for ethical, religious and sustainability reasons. Characteristics Includes plant foods such as legumes (dried beans and peas), fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains. Most vegetarians exclude meat however there are variations within the vegetarian [...]

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Mediterranean diet

One of the most popular and well known diets is the Mediterranean Diet. It is a way of eating based on traditional foods, drinks and preparation methods from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Characteristics High intake of plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, legumes and nuts. High in healthy fats (Unsaturated), consumption [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:49:34+02:00Aug 31st, 2016|Nutrition General|2 Comments

Meal Replacements & Weight Loss

Traditionally meal replacements have featured predominantly in gyms, sports fields, hospitals and social development projects with the purpose of providing nutrient dense foods to meet increased requirements and/or poor intake. However, with the fast-paced lives many of us now lead, meal replacements are quickly becoming a viable option for healthy meals on-the-go. Often, the healthy [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:50:59+02:00Aug 30th, 2016|Nutrition Weight Loss|0 Comments

Going Gluten Free?

Going gluten-free (gluten being a protein found in the likes of wheat, rye and barley) has been a prominent trend in the past few years. More people seem to be buying and cooking gluten-free. Despite its popularity, it still seems largely misunderstood so before you ban gluten, here are some facts to clear up any [...]

Overweight Children

One in 5 children (5-19 years old) is overweight these days. This has nothing to do with "puppy fat" and unless something changes these children do not "grow out of it". Instead, they face very real immediate and future health risks. Immediate health effects: Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:51:36+02:00Aug 30th, 2016|Nutrition Weight Loss|1 Comment

How Healthy is Your Braai?

Yes, South Africans do love a good old braai and find several occasions to celebrate over “n stukkie vleis”, whether it’s watching a rugby or soccer match, a birthday party or just celebrating the weekend and warm weather. It's not a uniquely South African thing but it is certainly a strong part of our national [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:51:49+02:00Aug 30th, 2016|Nutrition General|9 Comments

Eating at Work – effectiveness & energy

We need good nutrition to be at our best but the workplace can be a real challenge - often we don’t have the time to prepare anything or we forgot about that grumbling stomach because we're too busy working or running around. We become desperate and start grabbing anything (and not healthy-anything either). There are ways [...]

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