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Obesity Week: Long Term Success

Overweight and obesity are associated with disease, discomfort and regular disappointment. While weight loss is essential for improved health, rapid weight loss at the expense of your muscle mass is not advised. Constantly losing and regaining weight is not productive nor is it health promoting. Yes, people lose weight when they start Banting or following

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Choose WATER – Rethink Your Drink!

“Rethink Your Drink – Choose Water” is the theme for National Nutrition Week, celebrated every year from the 9th to the 15th of October. The theme is selected with the nutritional education needs of South Africans in mind and should therefore not be dismissed. Sugar sweetened beverages are consumed in excessive quantities by many a

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Brown Rice Bowls

As brown rice is a wholegrain, it is one of the high fibre carbohydrate containing foods we should be including as part of a nutritious diet. The term ‘well balanced meal’ is no cliche but rather a simplified description of a meal that is nutritionally complete for the complex requirements of our fascinating bodies. The

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Microbiome Explained

Microbiome is a hot health and nutrition topic but it is by no means a fad. It is here to stay and due to its, relatively recently revealed impact on health, this is a topic that definitely scores high on the ‘knowledge is power’ scale. This section may feel like Biology 101 but the definition

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Smoothie Design

Smoothie design is half the preparation work done. While already quick to prepare, smoothie making can be even quicker if you plan ahead. Simply design a few recipes using the Smoothie Design infographic guide below which will help you create a good balance of nutrients with sensible portion control. It is important to be careful

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Drinking sugar in excess?

Drinking sugar is often a sugar intake that people forget about and therefore do not account for. As Diabetes month draws to a close and the festive season approaches, taking stock of how much sugar you are drinking is an exercise worth doing. Sugar is hidden in many products and beverages are no exception. The reason

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Add FIBRE in 5 ways

I often find myself advising clients to add fibre to their diets. The reason for this is simply that fibre has many, well researched, health benefits to offer and adding it to each meal is an easy way to promote health.  Fibre is often overlooked as a nutrient but it has an important place in

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Butter Bean Smash

This butter bean smash is quick and easy to prepare but is not short on taste. Mashed potatoes is a often a family favourite, described as comfort food. The problem with the peeling of potatoes, however, is the loss of fibre with the loss of the skin. Every meal should contain fibre and leaving the

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Detox your diet, not your body

 Detox diets are trendy and followed by many, with the belief that they will detox the body, boosting weight loss and overall health. There are a variety of products available to achieve a body detox with extensive advice on the topic to compliment them. I am not in the habit of assigning labels to foods so this

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Weight Loss Inhibitors

3 things that could be sabotaging your efforts:     1. Inconsistent exercise: Regular exercise is important for a number of reasons related to weight loss but the muscle mass it sustains is well worth the effort gaining it. Muscle mass declines naturally with age, which means an active pursuit to maintain it is required. Your goals should be

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Health4You Most Popular 2016 Award
Health4You Most Popular 2016 Award