Articles tagged with: sodium

The Worst 30 Foods for you to eat (beware)

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 08 October 2014. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: Healthy Star Rating, high fat, high salt, high sugar, junk food, sodium, Worst 30 foods

The Worst 30 Foods for you to eat (beware)

Using the new Health Star Rating I’ve calculated the numbers of stars that the worst 30 foods will get. However, you’re unlikely to ever see any star ratings on them because it’s a voluntary code. Think chocolate bars, pods, lollies, cheesy, salty snacks in a packet, choc cookies and soft drinks. Yes there are many more –and I’d love to hear your requests – but here we did the calculations for you on the ones that sprang to mind.

Q. Soda water and mineral water: what's the difference?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 05 May 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: additives, mineralwater, salt, sodium, soft drinks, water, weight maintenance

Q. Soda water and mineral water: what's the difference?

Soda Water

Soda water, also known as carbonated water, sparkling water or seltzer water, is plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved. It usually contains low levels of a number of salts (ranging from added table salt, sodium citrate to sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium sulphate or disodium phosphate).

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. How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 02 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, diet foods, diet meals, eating out, food labels, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, nutrition, salt, sodium

Q.  How can I manage on a salt-free diet?

Q. My doctor's just ordered a virtually salt-free diet which I'm finding is a challenge! It seems anything with flavour has way more than 120mg per 100 grams, the limit to which I have to keep under. Most store bought items seems to have an excess of salt - even Tim Tams and milk are outside my range. I am in desperate need of HELP. Where can we find nutritional and tasty meals without salt?

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 14 June 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: additives, allergies, eating out, fast food, food labels, monosodium glutamate, MSG, protein, salt, sodium

Q. Some foods are labelled ‘no MSG’. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q. Some foods are labelled 'No MSG'. What does MSG stand for and is it bad for our health?

Q: Can I eat cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli) if I've had my thyroid removed OR are taking thyroxin tablets?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 04 June 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, cruciferous, dairy, eggs, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, salt, sodium, thyroid, vegetables, vitamins

A: It is not necessary to eliminate cruciferous vegetables from the diet in this case but rather, to limit intake so that it falls into a reasonable range. In fact, they are incredibly nutritious for all sorts of reasons and offer a powerful insurance against a wide range of cancers, incidentally also protecting against thyroid cancer.

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 29 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: BMI, calories, convenience, fat, fats, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, junk food, kilojoules, nutrition, obesity, overweight, peanuts, salt, saturated fat, snacks, sodium, weight loss

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Meeting up at the bar or pub? Sharing a drink with friends? These are the times when you notice salty snacks everywhere – potato crisps, corn chips, beer nuts, cashews, pretzels and rice cracker snacks. Salty snacks fly under the radar – no one remembers eating them. Yet they’re a big problem for health and may explain why you can’t lose weight. Here’s my take on them.

Product Review: Kraft No Added Salt or Sugar Peanut Butter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 01 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: #activatedalmonds, allergies, almonds, balanced diet, children, fat, healthy heart, healthy kids, healthy lunches, healthy snacks, kids, meal planning, nuts, oils, overweight, peanut allergy, peanuts, salt, school lunch, snacks, sodium, sugar

Product Review: Kraft No Added Salt or Sugar Peanut Butter

Peanut butter enthusiasts – buckle up. There’s a new healthier alternative in town. I love peanut butter. I remember when I was younger, I’d go for spoonful after spoonful of this sinfully-wonderful-peanut-y-creamy paste after school. Yes, “glutton” I hear you say. But as I grew older, I soon realised that this spread isn’t too innocent afterall.