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.
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!
Are you smashing out long hours at your desk as the year draws to a close? (Or just 'cause that's what you do for work?) Check out this article and make sure your desk and chair are set up right for you...
That means lots of sun, fun and outdoors time for many of us. It can also mean more parties (especially in the lead up to Christmas and during the New Year period) and more opportunities to indulge more in food and alcohol than we might usually have.
I've got 3 hot tips for you to help survive the 'silly season' as we affectionately call it:
1. Never go to a party on an empty stomach
When you're hungry you're more likely to eat more of the snacks and nibbles when you arrive which are usually high in fat and energy. Plus you'll be more easily affected by alcohol on an empty stomach.
2. If you are invited to take food then take a healthy plate that you know you'll enjoy
Include whole grain crackers, vegie sticks, fruit and nuts with a salsa or a low fat dip. Leave the high fat cheeses behind.
3. Drink plenty of water!
If you're drinking alcohol every second drink should be water to keep you well hydrated and allow you to drink more slowly. Avoid a hangover by drinking slowly...
This is so true, we have all at times (or may currently) been guilty of over scheduling ourselves and/or our kids... take time out to just 'hang' in whatever way you like to - your heart and mind will love you for it!
We've all heard that blueberries are good for you - fresh or frozen in smoothies, salads, desserts, on cereal or on their own. But it's important to remember that all fruits and veggies contain antioxidants and other healthy compounds ( including phytonutrients) and are really good for you! Variety is the spice of life so be adventurous! 😊