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 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. 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?
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 incredible nutritious for all sorts of reasons and offer a powerful insurance against a wide range of cancers, incidentally also protecting against thyroid cancer.