Articles tagged with: fat

Sugar loves fat and refined starch

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: carbs, fat, fruit sugars, healthy weight loss, high fat, high sugar, sugar, weight, weight loss

Sugar loves fat and refined starch

Is sugar the culprit? Is sugar to blame as the major cause of obesity, diabetes and insulin sensitivity? I argue that it’s not JUST sugar. It’s that ubiquitous mix of sugar with fats and starches along with flavourings, colours and additives that makes packet and processed foods so deadly. So attractive and more-ish to eat. Yes we eat too much sugar but sugar is just ONE of our problems, not THE ONLY problem.

Q. Is carob better for you than chocolate?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 07 March 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: caffeine, carob, chocolate, cravings, fat, heathyeating, sugar

Q.  Is carob better for you than chocolate?

A. In truth, there's not much between them. It all depends on how you consume them. First I'd like to contrast carob with cocoa powder ...

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 27 January 2014. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: calcium, fat, healthy eating, low fat, milk

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

The question in full:

Q. I recently read a newspaper article which stated that the body is unable to absorb calcium without the higher fat levels contained in full cream milk. Is it necessary to make a choice between less fat or more calcium?

Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 03 January 2014. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: fat, fats, fish, healthy heart, oil, oilyfish, omega-3, omega3

 Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

A. Eating oily fish twice a week is recommended for your overall good health, especially for your heart and blood. Oily fish varieties include small fish such as anchovies, sardines, herring and kippers as well as larger types like ocean tuna, Atlantic salmon, Spanish various mackerels, eel, trout, silver warehou, mullet, trevally, sand whiting and snapper. You don't have to eat these fish fresh.

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 23 December 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: fat, fats, nut butters, nut spreads, nuts, peanut butter

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. I have read in some nutrition websites a couple of times that although a handful of nuts per day is good, nut butters (e.g. peanut butter) are not good to eat often. What is the explanation please?

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, fat, low fat, milk, nutrition

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL]  Q.  We hear about childhood obesity all the time. Should kids be switching to lite milk or stay with full fat? Seems lite milks still have all the calcium etc., they need?

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 October 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: cholesterol, eggs, fat, healthy eating, healthy heart, heart health, super foods

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 that they have a high concentration of cholesterol. So everyone is keen to know how many eggs they can safely eat each week, especially those with high blood cholesterol or heart troubles.

Q. How often should my teenage kids eat fast food?

on Thursday, 12 September 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: dinners, eating out, family fare, fast food, fat, McDonalds, super foods

Q. How often should my teenage kids eat fast food?

A. No more than twice a week, according to a recent US study. The CARDIA study, the first over the long-term to investigate the link between fast-food consumption and ill health, showed that the more fast food consumed the greater a person's health risk.