Articles tagged with: healthy eating

What's for breakfast? Find out in the July Foodwatch Newsletter.

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Breakfast, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy cooking, healthy eating, newsletter, Product review, Subscribe

What's for breakfast? Find out in the July Foodwatch Newsletter.

Starting the day with a good breakfast is important for us all. It gives us an edge. Unfortunately 25 percent of Aussie kids leave home without it and probably an even greater percentage of adults.

That's why I think we should all start the day with a nutritious, healthy breakfast but just what is that? Our July Newsletter looks at all things "breakfast".

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 02 July 2014. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy meal idea, high fibre, low GI, quick meal idea, time-saver

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

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?

Our best antioxidant posts

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: antioxidants, flavonoids, healthy eating, polyphenols

Our best antioxidant posts

With a site as big as the Foodwatch site and a subject as complex as nutrition we thought it would be a good idea to collect some of our related posts into one spot to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. This collection of antioxidant posts is just such a post.

Product Snapshot: Helga’s Lower Carb bread

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 19 June 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: bread, carbohydrates, carbs, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Lower carb bread, Product Snapshot, seeds

Product Snapshot: Helga’s Lower Carb bread

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.

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 29 May 2014. Posted in Student material
Tagged: 2011 - 12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, Australian Nation Health Survey, guides, healthy eating

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released The Australian Health Survey which analysed data from over 12,000 Australians from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS). The ABS website states that “It presents results from a 24-hour dietary recall of food, beverages and dietary supplements, as well as general information on dietary behaviours.”

What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 27 May 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: GI, GL, glycaemic index, glycaemic load, glycemic index, glycemic load, healthy eating, low GI, whole grain, wholemeal, wholewheat

What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?

GI stands for Glycaemic Index and GL, Glycaemic Load. These two terms can be confusing. GI seems to have been around for ages and people are comfortable checking the GI of the foods they eat, but GL? In this post I try to demystify these two terms for you so you can make an informed choice when deciding what you should eat, especially if you have diabetes.

Product Review: Love Beets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 23 May 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: beetroot, canned food, canned foods, convenience, fibre, healthy eating, Love Beets, review, reviews, salad, salads, vegetables

Product Review: Love Beets

I’m a fan of beetroot and love it in salads – imagine whole cooked beets tossed through mint leaves, coriander, orange segments, radish and pearl couscous. Yum. And there’s nothing more Aussie than a slice of that purple root peeping out of a burger or steak sandwich. So when I received a sample of the new Love Beets vacuum-sealed, whole cooked, baby beetroots, I had to “give them a go”.

Sugar – the WHO and the what

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 19 May 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: healthy eating, Recommended Daily Allowance, serve sizes, sugar, WHO, World Health Organization

Sugar – the WHO and the what

Recently there has been a flurry of media attention on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Sugars Guideline. So what is it? On 3 March 2014 WHO held a press conference where they announced they were opening up for discussion the Draft Sugars Guideline which would continue to propose that sugars should make up less than 10 per cent of total daily energy intake (measured in kilojoules or calories).