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Food Wastage in South Africa
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Food Wastage in South Africa

How to Reduce Food Waste in your Home In a scientific article published in 2012, it is estimated that 1.4 million tonnes of food are wasted in South African homes each year.  The cost to society associated with food waste in homes alone was approximately R21.7 Billion per annum in 2012.   This is 0.8% of...

Omega 3 Fish Cakes
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Omega 3 Fish Cakes

We all know how important it is to get in our Omega 3s (especially for kids!) and one of the main sources is from dark oily fish.  Most affordable fish cakes in the shops these days are actually hake based, high in sodium and are not particularly rich in omega 3s.  These homemade fish cakes...

BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS TO HEALTHY EATING
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BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS TO HEALTHY EATING

South Africans spend on average 12.8% of their monthly income on food and non-alcoholic beverages, making it one of the top 3 expenditure groups alongside transport and housing.  With the recent VAT increase, inflation, petrol hikes and the rising cost of food, eating healthy is becoming harder and harder and South Africans are struggling to...

Hummus
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Hummus

Ingredients 400g can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid) 2 Tbsp tahini 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin pinch of salt 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (more if desired) 6 Tbsp olive oil (plus more to drizzle over when serving) 1 tsp paprika (optional)   Method Drain the chickpeas and tip into the...

Sports Nutrition
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Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition covers many different areas of health and fitness.  Strategies mentioned in this article not only benefit intense training (multiple days per week, especially if training more than once a day) or prolonged training (>60-90 minutes of moderate to high intensity training), but also those who are initiating training, those who are attempting to...

Myth or Fact?
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Myth or Fact?

Whenever I meet new people and they ask me what I do, when they hear I am a Dietician, I almost always get questions about what foods we should or should not be eating.  There are so many myths about certain foods that come from untrusted sources. ADSA Spokesperson and Registered Dietician, Kenzie Kent explains...

Mediterranean Diet
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Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most researched diets with the evidence showing that it reduces your risk for developing heart disease, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, improves blood sugar control in those with type 2 diabetes, and even prevents against cognitive decline, dementia, depression and anxiety.  Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of many...

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