Articles tagged with: healthy lifestyle

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.

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?

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.

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 28 October 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, bread, carbohydrates, fibre, fruit, grains, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, rice, special diets

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

A. To reduce your fibre intake, aim to eat low-fibre versions of breads, grains and cereals such as

  • white bread - not wholemeal or grainy
  • white rice - not brown
  • puffed rice - not whole wheat cereals
  • flaked cereals - not muesli, oats or bran cereals
  • no bran cereals or high-fibre types

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’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 08 October 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: cod liver oil, fish oil, fish oils, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, oils, omega-3, pregnancy, supplements

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

A.

Fish oil and cod liver oil are two different oils even though they both come from fish and have a similar fatty acid profile.

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. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 02 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, energy, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, iron, meal planning, nutrition, nuts, protein, special diets, vegetables, vegetarian

Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

A. If you have only recently started cooking vegetarian meals and looking for meatless swaps, here's how to avoid the 3 most common nutrition pitfalls.