Healthy Eating

Makeover TV shows makes people paranoid about their weight, suggests a university lecturer, Dr Jayne Raisborough, principal lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton. She is asking people to switch off reality TV shows which over-emphasise the issue of weight and promote the idea that

  South Africa is still considered to be one of the heaviest nations in the world. Our rates of obesity are shockingly high. And while many South Africans are seeing the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, fat may be lurking where you least expect it… your drink choices. One

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  High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as high tension in the arteries (the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body). With high blood pressure, you want to have a diet low in sodium and fat. Healthcentral.com recommends these top foods you should avoid.

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  Called functional food, Food scientists have added super ingredients, like fibre or omegas, to foods that don’t normally have much of it. Susan Moore, of the Academy of nutrition and diabetics shares how these added nutrients can help your heart: Fibre What is it?  Food scientists have created powdered

  Good news for all foodies who enjoy a weekend burger and not feel guilty about not following your diet. The modern burger is healthier than ever, featuring all-natural ingredients, with fresh creamy avocados topping the list of burger must-haves. Research shows that avocados may have a role in promoting

Keith Kantor, a scientist, nutritionist and author of the children’s book, The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, explains why honey is healthier than sugar. Kantor says your body breaks food down into glucose in order to use it for fuel. The more complex a food (namely a carbohydrate) is, the

We have all heard of the phrase, “you are what you eat”.  In this fast-paced world it is very easy to fall victim to the “fast-food trap” that leaves us feeling lethargic, heavy and bloated. The good news is that healthy, balanced, on-the-go meals can become a convenient reality with

  With winter in full swing, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of comfort eating. Those rich, warm puddings and cups of delectable hot chocolate may bring pleasure for a while, but the effects stay on long after the indulgent taste fades. Experts, in convenient and balanced nutrition,

Want to improve your cardio performance and increase your strength and vitality? Then try these great energising exercises:   Skipping “A 15 to 20-minute skip works your full body with minimum equipment, and can be done pretty much anywhere,” recommends Chantal da Silva, fitness and nutrition expert. So head outside for some

Our Well Up challenge, sponsored by Nestle South Africa, has now reached its three month mark which means our 13 participants have 6 months to go to a happier and healthier lifestyle. Ourpanel of experts have been working hard when it comes to building up our participants’ self-esteem as well as