Category: Dietary Advice

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...

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...

Great News For Coffee Lovers!
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Great News For Coffee Lovers!

Cappuccino, macchiato, French press, espresso, Americano, latte….it’s as though coffee lovers speak an entirely different language! And it’s definitely a language of love – when you fall in love with coffee, it’s pretty much a lifetime commitment. The good news is, that’s OK! Numerous and repeated studies show that moderate consumption of coffee – around...

Back to Basics in Healthy Eating
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Back to Basics in Healthy Eating

If you search “healthy eating” online, you will find almost 62 million results! It’s no wonder everyone is so confused about what and how they should be eating. There are so many differing opinions on how many grams of protein we should have, what time we should eat, whether or not we need carbohydrates.…with so...

Dietician vs Nutritionist – What’s The Difference?
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Dietician vs Nutritionist – What’s The Difference?

Are you struggling to lose weight? Does your stomach bloat or cramp after eating certain foods? Do you seem prone to stress fractures, or are you chronically tired? These, and many other symptoms, could be the result of inefficiencies in your diet, and you may need professional help getting your nutrition back on track. But...

Having A Snack Attack? Here’s How To Make It Healthier!
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Having A Snack Attack? Here’s How To Make It Healthier!

We all get them. Those little attacks of “the munchies” that sneak up on us during the day. Sometimes they’re genuine hunger, while at other times, they stem from stress or boredom, or are a response to experiencing a negative emotion. The good news is, you don’t have to curb those cravings! Snacking every three...