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.

My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 30 April 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss

My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

As part of his series on weird and wonderful diets, James Valentine has asked me to roadtest some of them and then present my experiences and my nutritional verdict for his listeners on the Afternoons with James Valentine program on ABC 702 local radio. This month I followed a Raw Food Diet for one week. Keep reading to see how I went.

 

 

 

 

The Raw Food Diet – an overview

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: fresh fruit, Raw food, vegetables, vitamins, weight loss, weight management, weightloss

The Raw Food Diet – an overview

Over the years the Raw Food Diet has waxed and waned in popularity. It was around in the 1980s with Leslie and Susannah Kenton’s Raw Energy movement. This spawned several books about the advantages of a raw diet plus the usual accompanying recipe books. Now, some 30 years later, the Raw Food Diet is popular with a whole other generation of people looking for ways to stay trim and healthy. So what is it?

How much whole grain should you eat ?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 21 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: healthy eating, serve sizes, whole grain, wholemeal, wholewheat

How much whole grain should you eat ?

It’s no secret that whole grain and high-fibre breads, cereals and grains are what we should be eating. We know they boast plenty more B vitamins, iron, zinc, vitamin E, fibre and antioxidants than refined products. Yaddah yaddah. I know I sound like my mum. But they’re often chewier, denser, more hard-yakka to eat and sometimes not as delicious as their white, low-fibre cousins, are they? Ask my white-bread-lover husband!

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, rice, smart carbs, snacks, starch, tips, wellness, whole grains, wholemeal

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bran, bread, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, carbs, crackers, fibre, healthy eating, starch, wellness, wheat bran, whole grains, wholemeal

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Forget white bread and white rice. Whole grains are what we should be eating - something your grandmother would have told you!  Eating whole grain foods may help with all sorts of health problems. Personally, I love whole grains as they make me feel full without over-eating which makes it easier to manage my weight without dieting but if you want some really compelling reasons to switch keep reading.