Articles tagged with: salt

Q. Are cashew nuts as good for us as walnuts and almonds - I never see them listed in the 'good' nuts to eat?

Q. Are cashew nuts as good for us as walnuts and almonds - I never see them listed in the 'good' nuts to eat?

A. Cashew nuts are nutritionally much the same as other nuts: they are high in fat (around 50 percent), rich in vitamin E and a good source of minerals, particularly magnesium and zinc. While high in fat, all nuts are ranked highly for their healthy unsaturated fats.

15 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL] Q. When comparing the label of a food, I am unsure what level of sodium is acceptable for a healthy diet....

24 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Q. How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Q. My doctor's just ordered a virtually salt-free diet which I'm finding is a challenge! It seems anything with flavour has way more...

2 July 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q. Some foods are labelled 'No MSG'. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

14 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q: Can I eat cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli) if I've had my thyroid removed OR are taking thyroxin tablets?

Q: Can I eat cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli) if I've had my thyroid removed OR are taking thyroxin tablets?

A: It is not necessary to eliminate cruciferous vegetables from the diet in this case but rather, to limit intake so that it falls...

4 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Meeting up at the bar or pub? Sharing a drink with friends? These are the times when you notice salty snacks everywhere – potato...

29 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby