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How Healthy are Health Bars?

Listen to my thoughts on Health Bars during my PowerFM Interview by playing the sound clip below:  In today’s market there is a huge variety of different ‘health bars’. Not all bars are created equally, some are labeled as powerbars, energy bars, snack bars, brain boosting bars, cereal bars, diet bars and protein bars...

Breakfast and childhood malnutrition

Adapted from: White Paper on Establishing breakfast habits to fight childhood malnutrition in South Africa: opportunities & challenges Breakfast is the first meal of the day and the most important. Breakfast breaks the fast after the longest period of sleep and should be eaten within 2-3 hours of waking up. It normally consists of a food or...

Is my diet the cause of my ADHD?

Is ADHD a sign of poor nutrition? Doctors have speculated that certain foods may be linked with ADHD. Although much research has been done on the subject, it’s not clearly proven that food can actually cause ADHD. What some foods do seem to do however is worsen ADHD symptoms or affect behavior that mimics...

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Recipe

School holidays are fast approaching and making Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men is a healthy activity the entire family will enjoy! GLUTEN-FREE GINGERBREAD MEN RECIPE Makes: 10-15 Gingerbread Men Prep Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 10 minutes Oven Temperature: 170ºC Ingredients  500ml (275g) gluten-free cake flour 7ml ground ginger 3ml ground mixed spices 2,5ml bicarbonate of...

High Salt intake affects more than just your Blood Pressure

The use of salt is part of everyone’s daily life. Salt is also called sodium chloride with the main ingredients in salt being sodium, chloride and iodine. The essential minerals found in salt acts as important electrolytes in the human body, assisting with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function. Consuming too much sodium may raise blood...