Articles tagged with: cholesterol

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

A. All types of bran are concentrated sources of fibre, being the outer fibrous layers of a grain. They are all useful but act in different ways in the body. At over 40 per cent fibre, wheat bran has the highest fibre content and is rich in insoluble fibre. It is a good choice for a healthy digestive system and is best at preventing constipation.

28 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

A. Yes. The outer husks from the seeds of Psyllium (Plantago ovato) are effective at lowering both the total cholesterol and the...

26 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

A. All nut and seed oils give us the healthy fats important for keeping cholesterol in check. Grapeseed oil is a good oil, rich in...

30 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

A.  Eggs have long suffered under a cloud since the era of the 1970's. Yet they are a nutritious food, the only problem being...

14 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

Everyone knows we need calcium to build strong, dense bones in our younger years so we can prevent the crippling bone disease,...

24 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

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

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...

27 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

= Reviews =

  • Product Snapshot: Cenovis Vitamin Gum

    Product Snapshot: Cenovis Vitamin Gum

    Vitamin chewing gum is the latest kid on the, if-we-add-a-few-vitamins-people-will-think-it's-healthy, block! Well, on the plus side it is sugar-free so at...

    27 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Book Review: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Eating cooked food — whether meat or plants —makes digestion easier and allows our digestive tracts or guts to grow smaller. The energy that we formerly...

    11 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Film Review: That Sugar Film

    Film Review: That Sugar Film

    ABC Radio asked me to review That Sugar Film and comment on how realistic or factual it was with regards to the average adult diet in Australia. Actor Damon...

    2 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

    Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

    Should you give up sugar entirely? And what about fruit? Is sugar a ‘poison’ or a ‘toxin’ as some people claim? Will you lose weight and have more...

    25 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review:  The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

    Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

    What’s the difference between muscovado, turbinado, demerara and rapadura sugars? Have you even heard of half of them? What is panela? And how is it...

    4 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

    Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

    Move over quinoa, there’s a new kid on the block - lupin. It’s nutritional scorecard shines, with this new lupin flake boasting claims of an “excellent...

    17 December 2014 by Guest reviewer

  • Product Snapshot: Loving Earth Coconut Sugar

    Product Snapshot: Loving Earth Coconut Sugar

    Coconut is shaping up to be the foodie ingredient of the decade with coconut sugar being touted as the next big thing in natural sweeteners. So when I spotted...

    3 December 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Cobram Extra-Virgin Olive Oils

    Product Snapshot: Cobram Extra-Virgin Olive Oils

    Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) adds its own special magic to any dish. Full of tantalising flavour and aroma, it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. EVOO...

    22 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Hansells' All Natural Soup

    Product Snapshot: Hansells' All Natural Soup

    Guest post by Kathryn Hawkins (MDiet, APD,AN) At the end of a long day there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down to a steaming bowl of soup. It...

    24 September 2014 by Foodwatch

  • Product Snapshot – Popcorners Snack food

    Product Snapshot – Popcorners Snack food

    Can’t say “No” to a handful of potato crisps? Love the crunch of corn chips? Then you may well like the healthier option of Popcorners. Dubbed as “the...

    3 September 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Sunrice Brown Rice and Barley

    Product Snapshot: Sunrice Brown Rice and Barley

    White rice – it’s bland, easy to eat, quick to cook, inexpensive and able to take on the flavours of anything. While it’s a nice counterpoint to other...

    27 August 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

    My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

    Is sugar the key culprit in the obesity crisis? If I cut out ALL sugar (including honey and agave) and everything sweet, will it be easier for my body to shed...

    4 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

    The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

    Forget sugar as the sole villain. Don’t blame fat alone for the flab. Forget carbs as the culprit. There is no silver bullet for weight loss and there is no...

    1 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

    Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

    The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet high in meat can lead to...

    9 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

    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...

    30 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • The Raw Food Diet – an overview

    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...

    23 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

    Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

    I’ve never been wild about the Paleo Diet, I must admit. It’s never seemed right that we humans haven’t ‘evolved’ from our caveman days, nor our...

    13 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Paleo Diet basics

    Paleo Diet basics

    The Paleo (Paleolithic) Diet is the modern equivalent to what our early hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. It's named for the Paleolithic Era which is defined as...

    10 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Lemon Detox Diet Review

    Lemon Detox Diet Review

    The Lemon Detox Diet has been voted one of the worst diets in many surveys. It’s a silly, faddish semi-fast that’s been around for years and honestly...

    20 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Keep off the kilos when you travel

    Keep off the kilos when you travel

    In the October edition of our Foodwatch newsletter we looked at the fraught issue of weight management and travel. The topic was so popular and we had such...

    4 November 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Q. Atkins or more carbs?

    Q. Atkins or more carbs?

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

    12 September 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 crisps, corn chips, beer...

    29 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby