Product Review: Love Beets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 23 May 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: beetroot, canned food, canned foods, convenience, fibre, healthy eating, Love Beets, review, reviews, salad, salads, vegetables

Product Review: Love Beets

I’m a fan of beetroot and love it in salads – imagine whole cooked beets tossed through mint leaves, coriander, orange segments, radish and pearl couscous. Yum. And there’s nothing more Aussie than a slice of that purple root peeping out of a burger or steak sandwich. So when I received a sample of the new Love Beets vacuum-sealed, whole cooked, baby beetroots, I had to “give them a go”.

Sugar – the WHO and the what

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 19 May 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: healthy eating, Recommended Daily Allowance, serve sizes, sugar, WHO, World Health Organization

Sugar – the WHO and the what

Recently there has been a flurry of media attention on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Sugars Guideline. So what is it? On 3 March 2014 WHO held a press conference where they announced they were opening up for discussion the Draft Sugars Guideline which would continue to propose that sugars should make up less than 10 per cent of total daily energy intake (measured in kilojoules or calories). 

Want to live longer? What should you eat?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 16 May 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: healthy eating, longevity, moderation

Want to live longer? What should you eat?

According to the latest research published in the journal of Cell Metabolism by scientists at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, the optimal longevity diet is one “with moderate amounts of high quality protein (around 15 to 20 percent of total calorie intake), that is relatively low in fat and high in good quality complex carbohydrates…”

The May Foodwatch Newsletter is out now!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: enoki, Foodwatch Newsletter, Greenstar Apples, May, Mushrooms, newsletter, oyster, Product review, shiitake, shimeji, Subscribe, What's new

The May Foodwatch Newsletter is out now!

There's not 'mushroom' in this month's newsletter - sorry, couldn't resist! Our newsletter for May is packed full of useful and interesting information about mushrooms in all their gorgeous variety. Have you ever seen strange looking fungi in the supermarket and wondered what they were and what on earth you would do with them - we tell you!

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 09 May 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: balanced diet, CSIRO, CSIRO Diet, diet, healthy weight loss, high protein, weight loss

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet high in meat can lead to bowel cancer, which is one of the more common cancers at present in Australia. CSIRO has also been criticised for lending its name to a diet book as they are the country's national research agency.

Q. Soda water and mineral water: what's the difference?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: additives, mineralwater, salt, sodium, soft drinks, water, weight maintenance

Q. Soda water and mineral water: what's the difference?

Soda Water

Soda water, also known as carbonated water, sparkling water or seltzer water, is plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved. It usually contains low levels of a number of salts (ranging from added table salt, sodium citrate to sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium sulphate or disodium phosphate).

Q. How come many of the cans in my cupboard have no use-by dates on them?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 02 May 2014. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: Best Before Date, canned food, food safety, food storage, healthy eating, Use-By Date

Q. How come many of the cans in my cupboard have no use-by dates on them?

THE QUESTION IN FULL

Q. I checked my kitchen cupboard and couldn't find Use-by dates on half of my canned foods. Even on a can of spaghetti sauce, which contains meat, there was no Use-by date. How come?

EatKit for May 2014 – Nuts for Life

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 01 May 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: EatKit, food trends, Foodwatch website, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, Nuts, trends, Twitter

EatKit for May 2014 – Nuts for Life

Almonds, walnuts, pecans, Brazils and pistachios. I love them all! So why not join Emma Stirling and me to discuss nuts and their contribution to nutrition? Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter is coming up and we’re calling all friendly dietitians, foodies, teachers and chefs – or anyone interested in healthy eating and cooking – to swing by.