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November 24, 2016

Easy ways to improve your fiber intake

Since one of the many benefits of fiber includes controlling blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, it seemed fitting to post an article about it during diabetes awareness month.
November 16, 2016

Natural sugar vs. Added sugar

So why do you find yourself craving more sugar after eating food and drinks high in sugar? This is because sugar activates the brain's reward system. The reward system is a series of clinical pathways which entices you to want more.
November 15, 2016

Which forms of sugar are better?

Since dietary management of diabetes is mostly centered around sugar, I will be including a few posts on this topic this month. Sugar is found in many of our foods. It is one of the body’s main energy sources so we need to include some sugar as a part of a healthy, well balanced diet.
November 11, 2016

Recipe: Grilled chicken salad with avocado and mango (serves 4)

Here’s a quick and easy lunch or dinner choice for a busy day. Wonderfully refreshing and healthy. Perfect for the upcoming summer!
November 11, 2016

Top Tips for Managing Diabetes

November marks Diabetes awareness month so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to post on this topic. People diagnosed with diabetes are often told to be on a “diabetic diet”. But the dietary management of diabetes is the same as managing a healthy body weight so it seems unnecessary to give it an exclusive name and single out diabetes.
November 2, 2016

Metabolism and Nutrition

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing someone eat piles of food like a growing child and not gain a kilogram, whereas you treat yourself to a tiny indulgence and it shows up on the scale.
October 28, 2016

How to Spot Bad Dietary Advice

It can be useful to be aware of misleading weight loss claims that can lead you to waste your time and your money and even risk your health.
October 19, 2016

Going Gluten Free

Lately, a very popular health craze seems to be following a gluten free diet to try help you to lose a few kilos. The question is, is it specifically avoiding gluten that is causing the weight loss or are there other factors that should be considered? I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
October 15, 2016

Health Benefits of Dry Beans, Peas & Lentils

So much nutrition advice is centred on what we need to eat less of, but when it comes to pulses – dry beans, peas and lentils – the message is about eating more! To end off National Nutrition Week here is a quick summary on dry beans, peas, lentils and soya. I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.