Nutrition

  • Milk substitutes – which one is best?

    Consumer watchdogs, Choice has done a comparison of soy, oat, rice and coconut milk. The bottom line is some are low in protein and calcium, so not valid alternatives to cows milk. Fortified soy milk comes out on top but if you cant tolerate soy, read on for the best alternatives.

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  • What’s wrong with a low carb diet?

    Check out Dr Jennie Brand-Millers explanation in the latest Gi News from Sydney University.
    In a nutshell: long term use (more than 6 months) appears to increase risk of heart disease through a larger intake of saturated fat and provoke kidney problems and bone loss in diabetes.

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  • Nutrition FAQ’s

    You may exhaust your nutrition questions on Dietitian Catherine Saxelby’s new website. Her FAQ’s are genuine – what her clients and audiences have asked her over the years. http://foodwatch.com.au/faqs.html

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  • David Gillespie’s Big Fat Lies

    If you are after a critique for David Gillespie’s new book “Toxic Oil” visit the link below. If the interview is too long for you, go straight to the Australian Heart Foundation response paper for a quick review. See 2nd link.

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  • Get healthy checklist.

    If you are off track and the weight loss has slowed, check out this adult star-chart and use it to get back on track. Simple and effective if you use it.

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  • How much fish is enough?

    Instead of taking fish oil and krill supplements why not eat fish? There are always paradoxes in scientific research, one of them is the omega-3 debate. Research shows if you eat fish twice per week, any type, you reduce your risk of heart disease. Eating more doesn’t give any more protection. Neither does taking fish oils instead according to a recent review and meta-analysis (big reflection on lots of research).

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  • Food Addiction

    Here are some highlights from both rat and human experiments on food addiction. Addiction experts suggest obesity is a disease of addiction because similar neural and chemical pathways are implicated

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  • Looking for a naturally caffeine free tea?

    You can purchase teas with the caffeine removed by a chemical process or you can buy naturally caffeine free tea grown inSouth Africa and sold under the name Rooibos or Red Tea. Available in supermarkets.

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  • Most people don’t worry about their salt intake, should you?

    Did you know the average amount of salt in processed foods has gone up by 9% over the last 10 years and is estimated to be responsible for 2000 more deaths and 6000 more strokes and heart attacks each year in Australia in 2011 compared to 2008?

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  • Slideshow: 10 ways to boost your metabolism

    Sounds great but alas no quick fixes here – still worth a look though as there maybe something you can do you didn’t know about. http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-boost-your-metabolism

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