Pregnancy changes the way you look at food and your diet – as well as the rest of your life! Pontsho Sepoloane, a Pretoria-based dietitian and executive member of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, wants to make sure it’s a healthy change.
With the advent of home juicers, many claim to drink their way to wellness and weight loss. Kim Kardashian apparently did a juice fast to get wedding-ready, Beyoncé reportedly lost nearly 10 kg on a lemon juice and cayenne pepper diet, and Salma Hayek swears by Cooler Cleanse juice.
Dietitian Alpha Rasekhala has worked with the South African Department of Health, conducting nutritional assessments at hospitals, prisons and other facilities across South Africa and developing food-service management guidelines. His consulting firm works with government and corporate clients and he treats individuals in Joburg. He is a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). And we are chatting to him about salt this week.
Every day in SA, 33 people die as a result of heart attacks, 37 due to heart failures and 60 because of strokes. One in three men and one in four women will develop a heart condition by the age of 60. Nutrition plays an important role in keeping your ticker ticking, so we asked registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Xoli Dube for some expert advice on heart disease.
With an overload of nutritional misconceptions and myths, it’s difficult to determine which foods are healthy and which are not. Here, we separate the good eggs from the bad. We’re here to bust those health food myths.
Upon reading the title you might think I’m being harsh, but hear me out. Hashtags for eating ‘clean’ have taken social media, the internet and quite frankly, the daily food choices of fitness fanatics and healthy eaters by storm. If a food item isn’t ‘clean’ it’s considered a cheat meal, or worse, banned from the diet for life! This obsession of classifying foods into good vs bad is creating a culture of guilt and trepidation when it comes to eating, which eventually leads to eating disorders and other forms of disordered eating! Food is tasty, interesting, powerful and nourishing. Let’s appreciate it for what it is and not let the ‘clean eating’ movement take away our happiness!
When it comes to entertaining there are a few definite dos and don’ts. From keeping it within your budget to providing your guests with a nourishing, unforgettable meal, we dispel the three biggest mistakes that hosts make and how to do it better next time. Here it is: entertaining faux pas 101.
I love entertaining. My mum has trained me, from an almost concerning age, to be the most wonderful (if not slightly over-bearing) host. I never run out of ice. I always remember that my granny is allergic to avocado and although she’s not allergic to raisins, she truly despises them. I know that good red wine should be served slightly chilled and not, as the lowly heathens say, at ‘room temperature.’ I own a superb array of napkins and my cheesecake has been known to soothe even the most cantankerous dinner guests. Here are my trusted tips to making a dinner party as light, decadent and impressive as a perfectly-baked soufflé.