Articles tagged with: balanced diet

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 28 October 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, bread, carbohydrates, fibre, fruit, grains, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, rice, special diets

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

A. To reduce your fibre intake, aim to eat low-fibre versions of breads, grains and cereals such as

  • white bread - not wholemeal or grainy
  • white rice - not brown
  • puffed rice - not whole wheat cereals
  • flaked cereals - not muesli, oats or bran cereals
  • no bran cereals or high-fibre types

Q. What diet help is there for gout?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: alcohol, balanced diet, bliss food, diet meals, diets, drink, fluids, gout, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hydration, obesity, protein, uric acid, water, weight loss, wellness

Question in full:

Q. I am having problems with gout. Is gout a food related problem? If so, what can I do about it?

 

Q. Atkins or more carbs?

on Thursday, 12 September 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: balanced diet, carbs, dieting, diets, fruit, healthyeating, protein, weightloss

Q. Recently there has been a lot of promotion for the Atkins and other carbohydrate free diets, as an effective way to lose weight.

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, calcium, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, dairy, eating plan, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy snacks, heart health, high cholesterol, milk

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

With Father's Day, I thought it's appropriate to dedicate a post to men's nutrition. According to a recent newspaper article in the Good Food supplement of the Sydney Morning Herald, men like to eat steak, roasts, anything with chips, barbecued anything, curried anything and, of course, meat pies and sausages. But just because men like to eat it, it doesn't mean they should.

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.

Q. Which foods should someone with coeliac disease avoid?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 15 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, food labels, food safety, gluten, gluten-free, grains, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, low GI, meal planning, nutrients, nutrition, special diets

Q. I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. Could you tell me which specific foods to avoid?

A. Coeliac disease (pronounced seel-ee-ack) is the result of a permanent intolerance to gluten. If left untreated, it damages the delicate inner lining of the bowel preventing food from being digested and absorbed properly. Symptoms most often reported have been related to an ‘irritable bowel' - bloating and tummy pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and even vomiting.

 

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 02 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, diet foods, diet meals, eating out, food labels, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, nutrition, salt, sodium

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 than 120mg per 100 grams, the limit to which I have to keep under. Most store bought items seems to have an excess of salt - even Tim Tams and milk are outside my range. I am in desperate need of HELP. Where can we find nutritional and tasty meals without salt?

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 04 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, cruciferous, dairy, eggs, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, salt, sodium, thyroid, vegetables, vitamins

A: It is not necessary to eliminate cruciferous vegetables from the diet in this case but rather, to limit intake so that it falls into a reasonable range. In fact, they are incredibly nutritious for all sorts of reasons and offer a powerful insurance against a wide range of cancers, incidentally also protecting against thyroid cancer.