Articles tagged with: energy

What is riboflavin (vitamin B2)?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: B2, bread, breakfast cereals, energy, grains, liver, riboflavin, vitamins, yeast

What is riboflavin (vitamin B2)?

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2 as it was the second substance shown to be essential for human health (after Vitamin B1), is a water-soluble vitamin. It is the vitamin responsible for the yellow-orange colour of fizzy multi-B vitamin supplements and for turning your urine a bright yellow-green colour.

What is thiamin (vitamin B1)?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 04 June 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: bread, breakfast cereals, energy, grains, vitamins

What is thiamin (vitamin B1)?

Thiamin is one of the B group of vitamins and is known as B1 because it was the first of them to be discovered. It helps your cells release energy from carbohydrates and maintains the health of your nervous and digestive systems. It’s popular these days as a hangover remedy and for “executive stress” due to its “theoretical effects” on mood and mental performance. It is water-soluble and so can be leached into the cooking water and lost.

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby 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

Written by Catherine Saxelby 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”?

Written by Catherine Saxelby 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!