Articles tagged with: health

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 07 April 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: backpacking, dehydration, diarrhoea, drink, drinks, gastroenteritis, guides, health, healthy eating, hydration, special diets, tips, travel, travelling, vomiting, water

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip, there’s nothing worse than being sick in a strange hotel or landing back home exhausted and drained after a bout of abdominal upset. Nicknamed “Delhi Belly”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Tourista” or the “Jamaican Runs”, traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common affliction for those travelling overseas and is so named because the cause is often simply the change in food or water.

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: celebrity chefs, children, dinners, EatKit, family fare, fresh foods, health, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, heathyeating, nutrition, salads, Twitter, vegetables, wellness

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to makeover your meals and recipes to combat the gradual gain of weight over time aka the 'kilo creep'. Scroll through the archive from our interesting online Twitter chat from 20 Nov 2013.

Q. What diet help is there for gout?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: alcohol, balanced diet, bliss food, diet meals, diets, drink, fluids, gout, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hydration, obesity, protein, uric acid, water, weight loss, wellness

Question in full:

Q. I am having problems with gout. Is gout a food related problem? If so, what can I do about it?

 

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, heart health, junk food, nutrition, salt, snacks, sodium

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL]

Q. When comparing the label of a food, I am unsure what level of sodium is acceptable for a healthy diet. Please help!

Q. How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 02 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, diet foods, diet meals, eating out, food labels, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, nutrition, salt, sodium

Q.  How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Q. My doctor's just ordered a virtually salt-free diet which I'm finding is a challenge! It seems anything with flavour has way more than 120mg per 100 grams, the limit to which I have to keep under. Most store bought items seems to have an excess of salt - even Tim Tams and milk are outside my range. I am in desperate need of HELP. Where can we find nutritional and tasty meals without salt?

Q. I'm on a gluten-free diet. Does maltodextrin contain gluten?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 11 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: additives, carbohydrates, coeliac, food labels, gluten, gluten-free, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, maltodextrin, nutrition, special diets

Q. I'm on a gluten-free diet. Does maltodextrin contain gluten?

A. Yes. It may contain small fragments of protein particles related to gluten. Maltodextrin is a starch which is used as a thickener or texture modifying agent in foods such as pasta sauces, soups, instant gravy, stocks, flavoured milk drinks, instant pudding desserts and cake mixes. It looks like a white flour and is produced by the partial hydrolysis (break down) of the starch into shorter molecules based on glucose.

Q. I have diabetes - why is it OK for me now to have sugar?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 07 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: carbohydrates, diabetes, diabetes type 2, diets, glycemic index, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, low GI, sugar, sweet treats, sweetener

Q. I have diabetes - why is it OK for me now to have sugar?

The question in full

Q. I've had type 2 diabetes for 15 years. When I was first diagnosed I was told no sugar was permitted and I had to use sweetener. Now why is it now OK for me to have sugar?

Q: Can I eat cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli) if I've had my thyroid removed OR are taking thyroxin tablets?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 04 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, cruciferous, dairy, eggs, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, salt, sodium, thyroid, vegetables, vitamins

A: It is not necessary to eliminate cruciferous vegetables from the diet in this case but rather, to limit intake so that it falls into a reasonable range. In fact, they are incredibly nutritious for all sorts of reasons and offer a powerful insurance against a wide range of cancers, incidentally also protecting against thyroid cancer.