Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Contributor: Melissa Ludick, The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-base or the alkaline-ash diet, is marketed to the general public as a way to lose weight and to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. It is said that if...
High fat food – friend or foe

High fat food – friend or foe

Use low fat dairy. Give up butter. Stay away from margarine. Limit saturated fat intake. Use olive oil. Today’s fat messages seem to be forever changing and causing confusion amongst consumers. The reason behind all the confusion about dietary fat is due to its...

Breastfeeding

In light of National Women’s’ month and World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August 2019, I want to uplift all the amazing women out there and focus on the mothers. Carrying little humans and bringing them into life is one of the most admirable wonders for those who have...
Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism Individuals adopt a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs; economic reasons; taste preferences; and/or for certain health benefits. Different types of vegetarian diets that exist: Dietician, Melissa...

Carbohydrates, Health, and Weight Loss

Many people cut back on carbohydrates in an effort to either loose weight, or for other health reasons. But how does this effect our health in reality? About carbohydrates There are three different forms of carbohydrates found in food. Some food contains more than one...

Recipe Substitutions

FEMINA HEALTHS’ Dietician, Melisa Ludick shares these handy tips with us. Dietician, Melissa Ludick. There are many ways to make your recipe healthier without compromising on quality or taste. The following steps set out in the table below can help you to:...

Sweeteners…sugar-coated or sensible?

With the worlds ever growing desire to know more about the things that we put into our bodies – we discuss the options when it comes to sweeteners. Sweeteners can be divided into sugars and artificial sweeteners. Sugars, such as fructose or sucrose, provide...
Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Festive Food

Festive food … feminine figure It is that time of the year again… Year-end functions                             Christmas parties,                                Holiday munchies… All these can make it fairly difficult to eat healthily and stay in shape or to loose...
Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Menopause – from a dietary perspective

Menopause may be a difficult time in many womens lives as they battle through all the symptoms and hormonal changes such as disruptive sleep, low energy, mood swings, and hot flashes, to name a few. Some women claim that it’s the beginning of a new and exciting life...
Oats, Glorious Oats!

Oats, Glorious Oats!

Cold winter mornings call for a nutritious hot breakfast, oats remain a favourite in many homes worldwide. Oats do not only leave you feeling satisfied and energised for a sustained amount of time, but it also have many other health benefits: Because of its high fibre...