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June 15, 2017

Juicing: should you, or shouldn’t you?

Low calorie detox diets and cleanses have become very popular recently. If you do juice, do you do it for health reasons (adding nutrients to your diet) or are you trying to detox or cleanse for weight loss?
May 25, 2017

What to eat during Ramadan?

Breaking your fast with dates is a healthy and traditional way to do so. Dates are an excellent source of fiber and nutrients but not more than 3 dates should be sufficient.
May 13, 2017

Ramadan and some of its benefits

During Ramadan, the holy month, healthy adult Muslims practice daily fasting from sunrise until sunset. Traditionally, the pre-dawn meal is called sehri/suhoor and the fast is broken at sunset with a meal called iftaar.
April 17, 2017

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Okay, I know it’s not a fun topic! Nobody really feels comfortable to talk about bowel discomfort. Lately, I’ve seen a few clients coming in with IBS so I thought a blog post on this topic would be appreciated.
April 6, 2017

What is the DNA Diet

Firstly, no, it’s not the blood group diet or anything like it. Your blood group and your genetic profile are not the same thing. The DNA diet is completely evidence based, with tons of science to back it up, and is certainly no fad diet. It is a program tailored to your genes incorporating exercise, fitness and wellness, because ultimately we want to be living a healthy lifestyle.
March 27, 2017

Zesty Tuna Wrap

An easy lunch box option. Serves 1.
March 20, 2017

Tips to Eat Right with Less Salt

Most South Africans are getting too much sodium from the foods they eat. If you are not already aware, the sodium found in salt (sodium chloride) plays a role in hypertension or high blood pressure. The current dietary guidelines suggest that adults and children 14 years and older need to have less than 2300 milligrams of sodium a day. Adults with hypertension need to reduce it further to 1500 milligrams a day as it may help to lower blood pressure.
March 16, 2017

Eggs with Avocado & Feta

Surely breakfast can’t get better than this! Serves 1.
March 8, 2017

Breakfast and Better Learning

It is school health week (4-8 March) so I thought some nutritional tips for mothers with school going children may be useful.
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