Articles tagged with: nutrition

Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: book review, Diet, I Quit Sugar, nutrition, sugar, Weight loss

Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

Should you give up sugar entirely? And what about fruit? Is sugar a ‘poison’ or a ‘toxin’ as some people claim? Will you lose weight and have more energy? Written by Australian journalist Sarah Wilson, the book I Quit Sugar outlines the dangers of fructose in particular and sugar in general and provides an 8-week program for removing these substances from your daily diet. Here’s my review.

What is niacin (vitamin B3)?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 18 February 2015. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: health, healthy eating, niacin, nutrition, vitamins

What is niacin (vitamin B3)?

Niacin is the common name for the two compounds, nicotinic acid and nicotinamide (or niacinamide) and is often referred to as vitamin B3. It is vital for your health and is one of the most commonly added “fortication vitamins” found in foods such as breakfast cereals and breads.

February Foodwatch Newsletter - Coconuts: a new super food or just great marketing?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: coconut, coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut water, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe

February Foodwatch Newsletter - Coconuts: a new super food or just great marketing?

Coconut was the “on-trend” ingredient in 2014. It could be found just about anywhere from breakfast cereals to soft drinks to yoghurts and in a plethora of forms including sugars, syrups, milks, drinks and coconut fat. This year is shaping up to continue and maybe even expand the coconut juggernaut. The February Foodwatch Newsletter will help you separate the facts from the hype.

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: artificial sweeteners, book review, guides, nutrition, sugar, sugar substitutes, sweetener

Book Review:  The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

What’s the difference between muscovado, turbinado, demerara and rapadura sugars? Have you even heard of half of them? What is panela? And how is it different to evaporated cane juice? How can a white powdered sweetener like stevia or monkfruit that is produced in a factory be called ‘natural’? The answers to these sweet questions – and lots more - are in this great new book.

Tips and Apps for Healthy Weight loss in the January Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, cravings, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy weight loss, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, tips

Tips and Apps for Healthy Weight loss in the January Foodwatch Newsletter

Happy New Year! Are you ready to meet the New Year head on? Ready to lose those few extra kilos that the Christmas festivities inevitably sneak on? The January Foodwatch Newsletter is here to help. We’re reviewing 6 great Apps that will let you use your iPad, iPhone or SmartPhone to help you, but that's not all!

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 its GI lower 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.