Articles tagged with: healthy eating

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, rice, smart carbs, snacks, starch, tips, wellness, whole grains, wholemeal

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

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.

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bran, bread, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, carbs, crackers, fibre, healthy eating, starch, wellness, wheat bran, whole grains, wholemeal

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Forget white bread and white rice. Whole grains are what we should be eating - something your grandmother would have told you!  Eating whole grain foods may help with all sorts of health problems. Personally, I love whole grains as they make me feel full without over-eating which makes it easier to manage my weight without dieting but if you want some really compelling reasons to switch keep reading.

Product Snapshot: Barilla whole grain penne pasta

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, Product snapshot, whole grains

Product Snapshot: Barilla whole grain penne pasta

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.

8 reasons why I love muesli

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 09 April 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, constipation, fibre, fresh fruit, healthy eating, lowgi, muesli, nut, nuts, oats, seeds

8 reasons why I love muesli

Muesli, aka granola, is a great example of a once-hippy alternative breakfast food that’s made the transition from health food stores into mainstream supermarkets. I’m pleased as nutritionally it ticks a lot of boxes for me and is a great way to sneak things into your diet that you’d otherwise struggle to eat. Muesli is one of those fab foods that are easy to make your own or ‘enhance’ the store-bought ones as I explain here…

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.

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: Applesauce, Bananas, BRAT diet, BRATCH, BRATT, BRATTY, diarrhoea, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Rice, tips, Toast, travelling

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

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.

Q. Could you explain how green long-life bags work?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: convenience, fresh, fresh food, fresh foods, fresh markets, fresh vs frozen, freshfruit, fruit, healthy eating, storagelife, vegetables, vegetarian

Q. Could you explain how green long-life bags work?

THE QUESTION IN FULL

Q. Could you explain how green long life bags or pods work? And do fruit and vegetables kept in them really have the same nutritional properties as fresh-fresh?

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 17 February 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: exercise, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hydration, sports drinks, sugar, sugary drinks

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

A. It all depends. Sports drinks or electrolyte drinks are effective at rehydrating as they contain lowish levels of sugars (sucrose plus glucose) combinesd with electrolytes (potassium, sodium and sometimes magnesium). This combination has been shown to enhance absorption of fluid INTO the body and is superior to drinking water alone.