nutrition

Speaking at the Nutritional Solutions CNE, Corinna Walsh, a registered dietitian from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Free State addressed the topic of the importance of including different types of protein, such as milk, in your daily diet. Here are some of the main

When you're stressed out, chances are your diet takes a plunge for the worse. Stress affects your body in various ways, and by eating badly you could be doing yourself more harm than you realise.

“When you get stressed, your brain releases a substance called corticotrophinreleasing hormone, which in turn releases a series of hormonal responses,” explains registered dietician Christine Stent Pinha. Adrenalin and cortisol are the main hormones that are released during periods of stress.

Gone are the days when artichokes were simply ‘those odd-looking plants'. The health benefits of this zesty veg are incredible.

According to www.health-goji-juice. com, artichoke leaves stimulate the elimination of bile and, in turn, aid digestion. They're also rich in fibre and help balance your gut after the negative effects of stress, medication and travel. According to German scientists, these long leaves contain high amounts of caffeylquinic acids, which offer powerful nutritional support for the liver.

porridge

We all love oats on a chilly morning. Add sweet bananas and apples for a delicious twist.

nutritious | Longevity LIVE

Beating the likes of France and Switzerland, Netherlands is the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food in the world. Interestingly, United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, according to Oxfam’s “Good Enough to Eat” index. “The Netherlands have created a good market

avocado | Longevity LIVE

Research reveals that eating half an avocado at lunchtime can boost feelings of fullness and reduce the temptation to snack between meals. Avocado study The latest study involved 26 healthy but overweight adults. Researchers wanted to see if avocado consumption influences satiety, blood sugar, insulin response and snacking. The findings,

healthy eating | Longevity LIVE

Here are some healthy eating tips from Johannesburg registered dietician Lila Bruk of Lila Bruk & Associates healthy eating tips In the summer when it’s too hot for heavy, stodgy meals, keep to lighter meals, such as salads and fish braais. Keep your eating in check by pacing yourself over

boost | Longevity LIVE

To boost your body’s cleansing systems, Megan Bosman, a Cape Town based nutritional therapist advises that you think “clean eating” – a good amount of fresh fruit and vegetables which are high in fibre, antioxidants and phytochemicals help to cleanse your body and boost the organs involved in detoxing (such as

weekend | Longevity LIVE

Results of a new study, “Slower Eating Speed Lowers Energy Intake in Normal-Weight but Not Overweight/Obese Subjects”, suggests that people who eat slower, consume fewer calories. The study The researchers set out to examine the relationship between eating speed and calorie consumption and concluded that to eat slower could be