Do you suffer with tummy troubles or indigestion such as bloating, wind or pain? Plagued by diarrhoea and sometimes constipation? Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter was held on Wed 16 July and we had a great meeting of friendly dietitians, nutritionists, foodies, teachers, chefs and people interested in IBS or bloating.
I don’t know about you but I need SOMETHING in the middle of the day, to get me from breakfast to dinner. I find it hard to make it through the whole day without a mini-meal but when you’re busy writing or working on your website, who’s got time to stop and prepare something from scratch?
Bread has been under attack in recent times thanks to the grain-free diets beloveded by “Paleo passionates” as well as the ever-increasing popular trend away from gluten, the main protein of the two basic grain flours used in bread – wheat and rye. So when I spotted new “lower-carb” loaves at my supermarket, I could see how one company, Helga’s, had decided to counter these attacks. I decided to tuck in and check them out.
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, Brazils and pistachios. I love them all! So why not join Emma Stirling and me to discuss nuts and their contribution to nutrition? Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter is coming up and we’re calling all friendly dietitians, foodies, teachers and chefs – or anyone interested in healthy eating and cooking – to swing by.
Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.
From breakfast cereals to breads, I’m a big fan of eating whole grains but when it comes to pasta, whole grain or high-fibre versions have been, well, pretty dreadful. In the past, I’ve cooked up pastas that have been dark, thick and heavy. They made eating feel like hard work. Any time I’d try and sneak them past the husband, he’d pick them straight away.
The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24 hours and children should resume their normal diet after this period as it doesn’t provide enough protein and other nutrients to help a child recover from illness.