You’ve decided you want to eat healthy and go back to basics. Ultimately, nutrients are all you need. But what are nutrients, what are RDIs and how do they all relate to my health? There’s protein, carbohydrates, fats and fibre. Then all the vitamins – vitamin A, B group vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D and a fewContinue reading “Are you getting enough nutrients?”
You want to shed a few kilos. You want to run for the bus without a bright red face. You may feel guilty after the greasy feeling of finishing a bucket of fried chicken. You may want to eat healthy, perhaps trying to eat from the different food groups. Whatever your reason, deciding to be healthyContinue reading “Make healthy simple – get back to basics”
The health food aisle in the supermarket can be overwhelming. Do you really need all those organic products, powders and syrups? Do I need to make raw cacao bites with these products to be healthy?
Eat what you want this Christmas. Eat without feeling guilty. Enjoy what you eat. The traditional message from health professionals are to use portion control and everyone is shocked when a nutrition student would go for extra helpings of cake or ice-cream. And if you’re already trying to lose weight, the Christmas feast can beContinue reading “Eat and Enjoy this Christmas”
First, fat is the enemy and low-fat is your friend, then sugar is the enemy and quinoa is your friend, then grains are the enemy and kale smoothies are your friend, then bacon becomes a superfood and then it gives you cancer… There’s the paleo diet, the 5:2 diet, calorie counting, clean eating, raw, vegan…Continue reading “What nutrition advice should you trust?”
Another year done and dusted. This is what I took away from my second year of studying nutrition. Nutrition is definitely a science. I had to learn some of this – every dot is a chemical name and every line in the name of an enzyme. Most nutrition students prefer the straight science subjects (biochemistryContinue reading “21 things I discovered studying nutrition this year”
Of all nutrition advice out there, what’s the best? Any dietitian or nutritionist will tell you to eat more veggies or something along those lines. I’m not advocating kale a single vegetable or that you must eat salads all day long.
350 million people. Let me say that again. 350 million people. The number of people thought to be suffering from depression worldwide. I asked a group of people at uni to raise their hand if they knew someone with depression. Everyone raised their hands.
Coconut oil – the classic super food, miracle food and health food. Coconut oil claims to be responsible for many health benefits, but is it worth all the hype and attention? The Health Claims Coconut oil is promoted as a source of healthy saturated fat. It’s said to control weight gain, curb sugar cravings, manageContinue reading “Is Coconut Oil Healthy?”
Exam week is almost here or already here for some of us. “But I’ll get healthy when uni is over”, “I just have no time to make good food” or “I can’t wait for holidays so I can finally get into shape.” If you wait until you’re not busy to be healthy, you’ll be waitingContinue reading “Surviving Exams”