Articles tagged with: technology

Product Review: HeartActive milk

on Thursday, 04 April 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: cholesterol, convenience, dairy, diet foods, drinks, fat, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, milk, reviews, special diets, technology

Product Review: HeartActive milk

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Milk. It’s one of those basic foods that’s been in our lives ever since our toddler days. Like all full-fat dairy foods, milk contains saturated fat and is often avoided if your doctor suddenly announces that you have to lower your cholesterol and you’re a sitting duck if you don’t do something FAST. Fortunately, there are many good-tasting no-fat, low-fat and skim milks on offer but if you’re out to lower your cholesterol then why not drink a milk that will actively help? Having put my husband on it as part of his cholesterol-lowering diet, I thought it was time to take a closer look at HeartActive.

Product Review: Go Scan App

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: allergies, calories, egg allergy, FSANZ, gadgets, guides, kilojoules, nutrition, reviews, standard serves, technology, website

Product Review: Go Scan App

I’ve been waiting for the launch of Go Scan for months now, having caught wind of its pending development via occasional whispers on the industry grapevine. So it was great to be invited to the official launch of this new App and get to play around with it for a review here. This is a first for Australia and one I’ll be using from now on.

My visit to UNCLE TOBYS oats facility

on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted in Super foods
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, family fare, glycemic index, grains, healthy cooking, heart health, low GI, super foods, technology

My visit to UNCLE TOBYS oats facility

I was lucky enough to score an invite to see how UNCLE TOBYS rolled oats are made. As one of a small group of media dietitians we got to see the whole oaty process from the harvested grain to the finished product being packed into the familiar 'red box'.

Q. What's the difference between a Use-by and a Best-before date?

on Thursday, 28 February 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: additives, Best Before Date, canned foods, food labels, food safety, FSANZ, guides, kitchen organisation, technology, tips, Use-By Date

Q. What's the difference between a Use-by and a Best-before date?

A. Do you look at the date before you buy? I know I do! There are three types of date marking - a Use-by date, a Best-before date as well as a Baked-on date and it's worthwhile knowing the differences. Read on ...

Technology and your tummy

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 January 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: exercise, food trends, metabolism, obesity, overweight, technology, weight loss

Technology and your tummy

Researchers now blame much of the obesity epidemic on the decline in everyday movement (called incidental exercise) over the last 30 years.  In other words, our lives have become sedentary. We sit more. We move less. Is it any wonder we've become a bit "hefty"?  Here's my take on this issue ...

New from Catherine Saxelby

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Saturday, 21 July 2012. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: food trends, guidelines, guides, health, nutrients, nutrition, overweight, technology, vitamins, website, wellness

New from Catherine Saxelby

Catherine Saxelby's Complete Food and Nutrition Companion - The Ultimate A-Z Guide. This new book contains over 500 entries on 400 pages with tons of food facts, colour pictures, handy charts and tip lists. It's written in an alphabetical A to Z format from Acai to Zinc. It's the nutrition reference book to end all reference books!  Available from June 2012

Milk Permeate - The Unfiltered Truth

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in In the news
Tagged: additives, balanced diet, dairy, food labels, FSANZ, healthy eating, milk, nutrition, permeate, technology

Milk Permeate - The Unfiltered Truth

Milk permeate is an issue which is running hot in the TV, Newspapers and Social Media at the moment. So what’s the whole truth and what’s the “filtered” truth and more importantly from my point of view, what’s the REAL issue here.

4-step guide to avoiding additives

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 01 February 2012. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: additives, canned foods, colours, food labels, fresh vs frozen, frozen foods, guides, healthy eating, labelling, labels, meal planning, preservatives, storagelife, technology

4-step guide to avoiding additives

Are you suspicious of additives with their long, strange chemical names and code numbers? Well maybe you should be. Not just because some are considered harmful but because additives are usually indicators that a food is over-processed, cheap and manufactured. The stuff that keeps forever in your cupboard!

Don’t misunderstand me, additives don't automatically mean a food is unhealthy - excess fat, salt and sugar also do that. But additives do flag that the food is mass-produced and has a long shelf life made possible by the use of emulsifiers, stabilisers, flavour enhancers, acidity regulators and preservatives.