Articles tagged with: nutrition

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.

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: December, Foodwatch Newsletter, Healthy gifts, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, Xmas gifts

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

It's so tempting at Christmas to go with the tried-and-true shortbreads, wine, gourmet hampers and the latest gadget that will never be used. That's why I've come up with my ten favourite kitchen helpers. These are gifts that are useful and that will help you maintain a healthy diet. This and more in the December Foodwatch Newsletter.

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, November, nutrition, Nutrition Apps, Subscribe

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

These days there are Apps for just about everything and nutrition is no exception. This month we'll be reviewing some of the more popular and interesting food and nutrition Apps that you can access via your mobile phone, iPad or tablet.

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, colours, dinners, family, family fare, fussy eaters, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids, nutrition, vegetables

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

A. It's hard work! But it pays to be persistent. Over the years, I've worked out a number of techniques to help parents and used them on our kids when they were younger (and we had one of the world's fussiest eaters in our daughter!). 

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 17 January 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: fussy eaters, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids, nutrition, vegetables

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

A. Lots of reasons ranging from the colour (green means 'yuk' to many kids), texture, as well as their strong, distinctive taste. If your family dinners are a battle zone over vegetables, then you'll be heartened to discover another plausble reason - family genetics! New research shows there may be a genetic reason for this dislike of the humble vegetable.

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, fat, low fat, milk, nutrition

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL]  Q.  We hear about childhood obesity all the time. Should kids be switching to lite milk or stay with full fat? Seems lite milks still have all the calcium etc., they need?

What is vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 02 December 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: antioxidants, healthy eating, healthy kids, nutrients, nutrition, nuts, oil, oils, olive oil, seeds, vitamin E, vitamins

What is vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

Vitamin E isn't a single substance but consists of a group of 8 compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols, of which alpha-tocopherol is the most potent and the one that's generally analysed for. Alpha-tocopherol is the active ingredient of vitamin supplements, assigned the name vitamin E.

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: celebrity chefs, children, dinners, EatKit, family fare, fresh foods, health, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, heathyeating, nutrition, salads, Twitter, vegetables, wellness

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to makeover your meals and recipes to combat the gradual gain of weight over time aka the 'kilo creep'. Scroll through the archive from our interesting online Twitter chat from 20 Nov 2013.