Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 02 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, energy, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, iron, meal planning, nutrition, nuts, protein, special diets, vegetables, vegetarian

Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

A. If you have only recently started cooking vegetarian meals and looking for meatless swaps, here's how to avoid the 3 most common nutrition pitfalls.

A day’s eating plan to lower your cholesterol

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, eating plan, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol

A day’s eating plan to lower your cholesterol

Eating for a healthy heart doesn’t have to be hours of hard work. You can use supermarket foods and mix and match these easily available items with fresh to come up with a day’s eating plan that’s healthy, easy and will help lower your cholesterol. I’ve put together a day’s eating plan for a busy working woman who needs to shed weight.

Product review: Four Coconut Waters side by side

on Friday, 26 July 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: coconut, coconut water, fruit, healthy eating, healthy snacks

Product review: Four Coconut Waters side by side

Coconut water is the new buzz beverage. Sales are skyrocketing thanks to celebrity endorsements and the claims made on the pack for its high electrolyte, antioxidant and potassium content. Billed as "super hydrating" and something that will "refresh and revive you after a punishing workout", it's being marketed as somewhere between a sports drink and an ingredient for a smoothie. Are the claims true? What does it taste like? And is it worthy of all the hype ?

How healthy is coconut water – really?

on Thursday, 25 July 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: coconut, coconut water, hydration, vitamins, water, wellness

How healthy is coconut water – really?

What is coconut water? Don't confuse coconut water with coconut milk which is made from the grated flesh of a mature coconut mixed with water. I buy coconut milk or cream in tins to add to my curries. Coconut water is completely different. Coconut water is the fluid inside a young, green coconut, which is said to be the cleanest and safest thing to drink if ever you're marooned on a tropical island. The inside liquid is sterile and has no bacterial count so long as the shell hasn't been cracked.

Q: What are Hi-Oleic peanuts?

on Friday, 19 July 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: fats, nut, oleicacid, peanut allergy, peanuts

Q: What are Hi-Oleic peanuts?

A.

Hi Oleic Peanuts are peanuts that contain a higher amount of oleic acid compared to standard peanuts.

Q. Are fish oil capsules safe if I'm allergic to fish? If not, how do I get omega-3s?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 19 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: allergies, fish oils, healthy eating, healthy heart, heart health, oils, omega-3, supplements

Q. Are fish oil capsules safe if I'm allergic to fish? If not, how do I get omega-3s?

THE QUESTION IN FULL

Q. I avoid seafood as I have an allergy to fish. So how would I increase my intake of omega-3 fats? Are fish oil capsules safe for me?

Q: What is Hi-oleic sunflower oil?

on Thursday, 18 July 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: fat, hi-oleic, oil, oleicacid, saturatedfat, sunfloweroil

Q: What is Hi-oleic sunflower oil?

A. You pronounce it high oh-lay-ick. Hi-oleic sunflower oil is a type of sunflower oil bred to have a high concentration of the fatty acid oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid which is in rich supply in olive oil and macadamia nuts.

EatKit Archive: DAIRY FOR BONE HEALTH

on Wednesday, 17 July 2013. Posted in Handy stuff

EatKit Archive: DAIRY FOR BONE HEALTH

Dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt are the biggest contributor of bone-building calcium in our diets. The minimum recommended dairy serves have recently increased (from 3 to 4 serves a day), yet research shows that 8 out of 10 Australian adults failed to reach the previous target of three serves of dairy a day.