Bulgar Wheat

Bulgar Wheat

Melissa Ludick, resident Dietitian comments: Bulgur wheat is crushed wheat which has been parboiled.  Because it contains the entire wheat kernel (germ, endosperm and bran), it is high in fibre and valuable nutrients, especially  B-vitamins, manganese, magnesium and...

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Alcohol and its effect on health

Alcohol and its effect on health

  While the moderate consumption of alcohol (fewer than three drinks per day) is associated with a decrease in heart disease risk and certain cancers, excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health...

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Winter nutrition

Winter nutrition

Winter can be a challenging time for many people to lose or maintain weight. Not only is it difficult to get out of bed and brave the cold and dark winter mornings in your exercise gear, but we also tend to crave warm and comforting meals. Its important to remember...

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How to have a healthy mind during LOCKDOWN

How to have a healthy mind during LOCKDOWN

Staying home under coronavirus lockdown brings challenges for all of us all, here are a few tips that may help to maintain a healthy mind during this forced isolation. Wake up, shower and get dressed This seems like the simplest suggestion, but it’s often the first...

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The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The different emotions and feelings we are experiencing during this uncertain and stressful time may provoke our worst eating habits. Eating healthy now is important not only to prevent chronic disease and obesity, but also to ensure a strong immunity against the new...

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Kids Nutrition and brain health

Kids Nutrition and brain health

A great deal of the brain’s structure and capacity is shaped early in life before the age of 3 years old. Failure to optimise brain development early in life may have a negative impact on education and adult mental health. Amongst the factors that influence early...

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Managing Morning Sickness

Managing Morning Sickness

For many this may bring back unpleasant memories or a feeling of dread for another pregnancy. However here are some useful tips on navigating morning sickness as comfortably as possible. Morning sickness is related to a rise in the bHCG hormone levels which are...

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