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...
Festive Food

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...
Menopause – from a dietary perspective

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...
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Are you one of those moms who always has to listen to “My child eats almost anything on his plate, because he just loves his food”, while you are thinking “Where on earth did I go wrong?!”. Well Mom, you are not alone… in the real world it doesn’t quite work as easily...
Salt!

Salt!

Our body tissues are made up of vast number of cells which require enough salt to function properly. Salt plays a vital role in transporting water around the body, and in transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. However, as with most things,...
Choosing a weight loss program

Choosing a weight loss program

Although a healthy lifestyle is always recommended over a so called “diet”, there are people who can adopt good and healthy changes learnt from decent weight loss programs. But how do you know whether a “diet” is trustworthy and not just another fad that is going to...