Articles tagged with: tips

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, pasta, rice, smart carbs, snacks, starch, tips, wellness, whole grains, wholemeal

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 07 April 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: backpacking, dehydration, diarrhoea, drink, drinks, gastroenteritis, guides, health, healthy eating, hydration, special diets, tips, travel, travelling, vomiting, water

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip, there’s nothing worse than being sick in a strange hotel or landing back home exhausted and drained after a bout of abdominal upset.

Nicknamed “Delhi Belly”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Tourista” or the “Jamaican Runs”, traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common affliction for those travelling overseas and is so named because the cause is often simply the change in food or water.

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: Applesauce, Bananas, BRAT diet, BRATCH, BRATT, BRATTY, diarrhoea, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Rice, tips, Toast, travelling

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24 hours and children should resume their normal diet after this period as it doesn’t provide enough protein and other nutrients to help a child recover from illness.

Q. How can I work out what’s the best cut-off figure for salt?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 07 August 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: food labels, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, salt, sodium, tips

A.  To be classified as a low-salt (low sodium) food, the official cut-off figure is 120 milligrams sodium or less per 100 grams. This applies to all unsalted foods as it takes into account the small quantity of natural sodium present in foods. But at this low level, it can be hard to produce good-tasting foods. So for breads, cereals, soups and cracker biscuits, anything below 450mg is considered acceptable. Some organisations are even more lenient and set their cut-off higher at 600mg or less to encourage manufacturers to gradually decrease what's being added.

Take a look at these examples on an equal-weight basis per 100 grams:

Why women need iron

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 15 April 2013. Posted in Energy boosters
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, concentration, energy, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, iron, pregnancy, supplements, tips, vegetarian, wellness

Why women need iron

Always tired? Dragging yourself around? Always got a sniffle or a cold? Poor concentration? The reason could be that you’re low on iron. Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common nutrition deficiency problem in the world and is a significant health issue for many women today, especially busy women on the go.

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, canned foods, food labels, food safety, FSANZ, guides, kitchen organisation, technology, tips

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 ...

How to buy a healthy breakfast cereal

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 12 February 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, tips

How to buy a healthy breakfast cereal

How many times have you heard this: “It’s better to eat the box than the cereal”? That’s fine if you’re after fibre in the form of cellulose (and I get the cereal joke), but it doesn’t address the needs of busy women who are after something quick in the morning rush, that makes a decent contribution to nutrition, and solves the problem of how to get the kids to eat something rather than nothing before school.  Oh and one that tastes good too!

Eating for the Healthy Heart

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 05 February 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, healthy recipes, heart health, tips

Eating for the Healthy Heart

Do you have high cholesterol or blood pressure? Or perhaps you have a family history of heart problems? Do you need heart surgery or have you already had it? If you have any of these problems or you’d just like to learn good eating habits to prevent them, then Catherine Saxelby's Eating for the Healthy Heart eBook is for you.