We all know that what you eat when you’re pregnant affects the growth and development of your foetus and pregnant women should avoid certain foods like raw meat/fish, fish with high levels of mercury (like tuna and mackerel), smoked seafood, raw shellfish, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, alcohol and excessive amounts of caffeine.
National nutrition week runs every year, with the purpose of raising awareness and reinforcement of nutrition education. This year the theme was “Rethink your drink- choose water” which aims to get South Africans drinking water every day.
One of the exciting things about food, nutrition and health, is that it is forever changing and evolving. One example of this is the research around fat and its relation to heart disease and weight loss. For the past 20 years, we’ve been following a “low fat” food trend stemming from the belief that fats make you fat.
Vegansim seems to be gaining a lot of popularity these days and although we understand and admire the reasons some people choose to become vegan, we felt it necessary to address this topic for those consumers that assume a product is healthy just because the word “vegan” is printed on it. Think about it, Oreos and potato chips are vegan…
We have all heard our parents and grandparents say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but is it really? There are many “old wives tales” that the older generation seems to cling to; is this another one or is it actually based on science? Daily Dietitian investigates.
This article was written by Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, survivors of trauma, eating disorders, body-image issues, and mood disorders. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She is a junior board member for The National Eating Disorder Association. http://www.jenniferrollin.com “These days, carbohydrates are […]
10 reasons we are getting fat and sick 1. Sugar consumption has skyrocketed. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Numerous studies show that eating excess amounts of added sugar can have harmful effects on metabolism, leading to insulin resistance, belly fat gain and high triglycerides…to name a few. There are […]