Articles tagged with: cholesterol

5 label claims you need to be wary of

5 label claims you need to be wary of

Do you check the label for fat before you buy? Or do the words “No cholesterol” or “Fat-free” persuade you that a product is healthy?  Maybe they shouldn’t! Here are the 5 most dramatic claims or tags that should set alarm bells ringing when you’re pushing that trolley up and down the shopping aisles. Here’s why I’m starting a campaign against these five food claims or tags.

9 September 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Coffee. How do you brew?

Coffee. How do you brew?

That first morning cup of coffee has become an integral part of our modern lifestyle. Whether it’s a peaceful cuppa before the...

13 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

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...

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

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= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • What is your relationship with food and eating?

    Why the perfect diet might be no diet at all

    Many women spend much of their lives going from one unsuccessful diet to another, convinced that they just haven’t found the right one yet, or that they...

    3 February 2016 by Guest post

  • What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

    What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

    Lately my social media feeds have been flooded with photos of ‘sugar-free’ sweet treats. Made popular by celebrity, Sarah Wilson, and her book ‘I Quit...

    7 October 2015 by Catherine Saxeby and Megan Cameron-Lee

  • Diet review: South Beach Diet

    Diet review: South Beach Diet

    Named after the celebrity-studded South Beach in Florida USA, the South Beach Diet promised to be easy and enjoyable with no suffering or deprivation. But...

    15 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet review: The Low GI Diet

    Diet review: The Low GI Diet

    The Low GI Diet won't eliminate all your carbs but it does make you think about choosing ‘smart carbs' to help your weight loss efforts. Legumes, pasta,...

    6 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

    Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

    Sandra Cabot's book Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X promises help for those struggling to shed weight. However, it's no magic...

    29 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • 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