Articles tagged with: fat

Discretionary food overload?

Discretionary food overload?

Basically discretionary = junk. Everyone knows that ‘junk foods’ like sweet biscuits, cakes, pies, pasties, chips, crisps, pizza, nuggets and sugary drinks are not healthy. Yes, they add to life’s fun and enjoyment but should be eaten only in small amounts. Which, unfortunately, we don’t do! As 67 per cent of adults are carrying too much weight, there’s huge debate about the right sort of diet to eat for weight loss. That’s why I thought it was timely to examine just how much, and...

8 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Sugar loves fat and refined starch

Sugar loves fat and refined starch

Is sugar the culprit? Is sugar to blame as the major cause of obesity, diabetes and insulin sensitivity? I argue that it’s not JUST...

5 November 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Is carob better for you than chocolate?

Q. Is carob better for you than chocolate?

A. In truth, there's not much between them. It all depends on how you consume them. First I'd like to contrast carob with cocoa...

7 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

The question in full: Q. I recently read a newspaper article which stated that the body is unable to absorb calcium without the...

27 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

 Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

A. Eating oily fish twice a week is recommended for your overall good health, especially for your heart and blood. Oily fish...

3 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. I have read in some nutrition websites a couple of times that although a handful of nuts per day is good, nut butters (e.g. peanut...

23 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby