Articles tagged with: healthy eating

Coconut sugar

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: carbs, coconut sugar, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, sugar

Coconut sugar

Hardly a week passes without my being asked about coconut. Coconut fat, coconut water, coconut yoghurt and lately coconut sugar. Is coconut sugar more natural and healthier? Is it a better-for-you alternative to brown sugar refined from cane? Is it lower GI than ordinary cane sugar? Is it really low in fructose? Here’s what I discovered.

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 13 October 2014. Posted in Student material
Tagged: food labels, healthy eating, healthy food, Healthy Star Rating, labelling

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

The easy way to calculate the HSR is to use the online calculator but for those of you who want to see the workings in order to better understand this rating system, here is the explanation. Be warned – this is long and complicated. There are several steps which must be completed in sequence in order to assess a food.

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 September 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: coeliac, Foodwatch Newsletter, gluten, gluten-free, healthy eating, newsletter, September, Subscribe

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

These days every second person you meet seems to be ordering a 'gluten-free' cookie with their latte or a slice of 'gluten-free' chocolate cake for dessert. Why? They are surely not all suffering from coeliac disease. In the September Foodwatch Newsletter we look at the rise of the 'gluten-free' food industry and tell you what gluten is, what it does and whether or not you need to avoid it.

Product Snapshot: Sunrice Brown Rice and Barley

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 27 August 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: barley, barleymax, brown rice, healthy eating, Product Snapshot, review, rice

Product Snapshot: Sunrice Brown Rice and Barley

White rice – it’s bland, easy to eat, quick to cook, inexpensive and able to take on the flavours of anything. While it’s a nice counterpoint to other strong flavours, such as curries and spicy fare, white rice is not a nutritionist’s choice having been stripped of its nutrient-rich outer coat during milling. It’s high in refined carbs, high GI with little fibre and B vitamins for its digestion. Brown rice is the way to go …

Product Snapshot: Kellog's All-Bran Fibre Muesli

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 14 August 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, fibre, healthy eating, high fibre, muesli, review

Product Snapshot: Kellog's All-Bran Fibre Muesli

Better known for its puffs, pops, flakes and sugary cereals, Kellogg's has never gone into the muesli market. It's copped a lot of criticism for its pre-sweetened cereals aimed at kids and recently for its liquid breakfasts so I was quite surprised to receive a sample of its new High-Fibre Muesli under the better-for-you All-Bran brand which has long held reign as the cereal you reach for when you want the most fibre.

August Foodwatch Newsletter - the amazingly diverse world of yoghurt!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 12 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: August, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy eating, newsletter, Product review, Subscribe, Yoghurt

August Foodwatch Newsletter - the amazingly diverse world of yoghurt!

I'm guessing most of us have some yoghurt in the fridge. Whether it be full fat, low fat, no-fat, plain, fruit, sweetened, no-added sugar, pot set, cow's milk, goat's milk or soy we all seem to find a place for yoghurt in our diets. But how much do you know about yoghurt? Read the August edition of the Foodwatch newsletter to find out.

Product Snapshot - Five:AM organic sweetened yoghurt

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 06 August 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, dessert yoghurt, healthy eating, Liquid breakfast, Product Snapshot, review, yoghurt

Product Snapshot - Five:AM organic sweetened yoghurt

I love yoghurt! I eat it with my breakfast muesli and any time I feel like a decent snack. Oh, and served with strawberries, blueberries and passionfruit as a quick summer dessert. I keep being impressed with the flavour and ingredients in this organic yoghurt called “FIVE:AM”, that I found at the supermarket. So I thought I’d delve deeper ...

Product Snapshot: Sanitarium’s Fibre Start Drink

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 30 July 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: almonds, breakfast, fibre, healthy eating, high fibre, Liquid breakfast, milk, Product Snapshot, review, soy, soy milk

Product Snapshot: Sanitarium’s Fibre Start Drink

With claims such as “Fibre made easy” and “One-third of your daily fibre in a glass”, this new milk sounds soooo appealing to anyone who hates 'brown' fibrous food like 'branny', chaff-like cereal, smelly cabbage or heavy dark bread. But how does it stack up for real fibre? And what does it taste like? Really.