You head into the fruit aisle and you see bags and bags of them. We thought we’d save you some time so that you can differentiate between the various types and choose the perfect apples for you.
High cholesterol puts strain on the heart – a risk factor that contributes to around five heart attacks every hour in this country. Between 150 and 195 South Africans die every day due to cardiovascular events and strokes, but we can change that by getting savvy about what we put into our bodies. Arthur Ramoroka, a registered dietitian in Joburg and a spokesperson for the ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa), tells us how.
Yoghurt, the unsung hero is healthy, keeps for ages and you probably have some in your fridge. By Lauren Shapiro 1. Mac-cheats Mix plain yoghurt with cooked pasta and grated cheese, then microwave it until hot. Quicker and healthier you won’t find! 2. Cool down curry Stir plain yoghurt through curry if you can’t handle the heat. You could also… Read more →
Shyly hiding in the woods or proudly displayed on the shelf, supermarket mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and full of flavour.
Think you’re gluten-intolerant? Do your homework before cutting out food groups. Found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, gluten is the protein that gives dough its stretchy consistency when you knead it, and helps breads and cakes keep their shape. But while it may do your baking a world of good, some people cannot stomach it. We asked dietitian Nazeeia Sayed to separate the wheat from the chaff.
There are many things to look out for when shopping for fish, but most importantly, we want freshness. Remember that fish that is being sold as ‘fresh’ has been previously frozen, for example on board trawlers, which can stay at sea for up to two weeks. So what can you look out for?
If you want to shake off the last of the winter padding, the best you can do is nourish and support your body with wholefoods, says Mpho Tshukudu, a dietitian based in Rustenberg and a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). And there’s not a detox in sight – if you manage your lifestyle well. It’s time to start the summer slim down!
Food provides the energy that fuels the body, so it makes sense that nutrition should form a fundamental part of any exercise programme. Dietitian and spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Vanessa Clarke explains which foods you should eat – and when – to meet the nutritional needs of your training routine.
There are many different types of headaches and migraines. Some are caused by stress, muscle tension or hormones; while others are linked to certain foods. These trigger foods affect blood flow to the brain, creating pressure that can cause pain. Alex Royal, a Cape Town dietitian and spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), explains what to eat – and to avoid – to help prevent the ache.
Women have their own set of requirements – in life and at the dinner table. Women have lighter bones and more fatty tissue than men because their bodies are designed to carry babies. Durban dietitian Hlanzeka Mpanza, a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), talks about women’s nutritional needs this Women’s Month.