Articles tagged with: energy

Q. How do they make decaf tea? Is it full of chemicals?

on Friday, 13 December 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: caffeine, decaf, energy, healthyeating, tea

Q. How do they make decaf tea? Is it full of chemicals?

THE QUESTION IN FULL: 

Q. I drink a lot of Liptons & Tetley decaf tea and want to know how they make them decaf. Are they loaded with chemicals?

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.

Eat to beat iron-deficiency anaemia

on Wednesday, 05 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: anaemia, concentration, energy, iron, nutrition, women and iron

Eat to beat iron-deficiency anaemia

If you're tired all the time with little energy, it's worth paying a visit to your doctor for a blood test to check whether you have iron-deficiency anaemia. Lack of energy, poor stamina, pale skin, an inability to concentrate, frequent headaches, greater susceptibility to infections, and feeling the cold often are other tell-tale signs.

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Energy boosters
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, dieting, diets, dinners, energy, exercise, health, iron, meal planning, supplements, vegetables, vegetarian, women and iron

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And especially so if you're a teen, an athlete or a woman — even more so if you are pregnant. Read on for my outline of what iron does in the body, how much you need and where can you get it.

Why women need iron

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 15 April 2013. Posted in Energy boosters
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, concentration, energy, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, iron, pregnancy, supplements, tips, vegetarian, wellness

Why women need iron

Always tired? Dragging yourself around? Always got a sniffle or a cold? Poor concentration? The reason could be that you’re low on iron. Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common nutrition deficiency problem in the world and is a significant health issue for many women today, especially busy women on the go.

Q. What do nutritionists mean when they talk about “energy density”?

on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: calories, energy, food labels, healthy snacks, junk food, portion size, snacks, soup, standard serves, sweet treats, take-away, water

A. Energy density means the ratio of kilojoules/calories you get from a given weight or volume of a food. It's really how many kilojoules/calories you can fit into a mouthful!

 

Q. How much caffeine is too much?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 28 February 2013. Posted in Energy boosters
Tagged: addiction, caffeine, coffee, concentration, drink, drinks, energy, green tea, health, sleep

Q. How much caffeine is too much?

A. If  you're having trouble sleeping or experiencing an upset stomach (acidity,  indigestion), headaches, shakiness or palpitations (coffee 'jitters'), then  excess caffeine could well be the reason.

5 healthy and satisfying lunches to take to work

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 11 February 2013. Posted in Energy boosters
Tagged: energy, guidelines, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy lunches

5 healthy and satisfying lunches to take to work

I find it pays to plan for the week ahead especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. On a Sunday night, for instance, I like to make up one of these five healthy, high-fibre lunches to grab as I head out the door the next morning. It saves me time and money and keeps me out of the food court and away from fattening and fatty nachos, fries, pizza and other fast food.