Christmas is tomorrow for those of us that celebrate and I'd like to wish everyone a safe, happy, healthy and peaceful festive season. Whatever your traditions, be present in each and every moment and enjoy them!
If you saw headlines about body weight and cancer recently this video explains briefly how increased fat can be a risk factor. But remember that regardless of your body weight eating lots of plant foods and regular exercise are essential for health for everyone!
Most of our dietary salt intake comes 'hidden' in processed foods and this study shows how Aussie males are over-indulging in salty foods. Dietitians have been encouraging people to reduce their salt intake for years, but it's not just adults - many children are eating way too much salt from snack foods, processed meats (ham, sausages, chicken nuggets etc.), some bread and wraps and even flavoured rice cakes which are often used as a 'healthy' alternative to chips. If you're not sure how to find lower salt alternatives for your child, or even how much salt is too much then ask an Accredited Practising Dietitian for some help, or come and see me!
If abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation (or a combination of both!) are problems for you then a low FODMAP diet might help, but it’s important to get help from a Dietitian to figure out exactly which of the FODMAPs are a problem for you so you’re not restricting foods unnecessarily.
As we age if we’re not using our muscles we experience muscle loss. Muscle loss can lead to loss of functional capacity which can result in loss of independence. Use your muscles regularly to prevent losing them, and the good news is that using them can build them up too!
I'm so excited to be working with Meals on Wheels NSW to promote the importance of healthy eating as we age...Living Healthily Beyond 65 years of age - such an important issue, and I'm proud to be working with Meals on Wheels NSW to help promote the importance of good nutrition in older age
It was an honour and a pleasure to analyse Miguel Maestre's delicious recipes for Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre's book 'Life Force' which launched a few weeks ago...check out the amazing mega-paella that Miguel cooked for the book launch!