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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...

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...

Healthy Eating during Pregnancy

A woman’s body provides the environment for the growth and development of a new human being and that is why adequate good nutrition plays an essential role during pregnancy. From conception to birth, all parts of the infant – bones, muscles, blood cells, skin and other organs – are made from the nutrients in the food that...

Chronic Fatigue

Feeling tired all the time can be very destructive to your quality of life. Do you agree? Disorders such as chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) involves sever exhaustion and weakness, sore throat, headache, tender lymph nodes, unrefreshing sleep, muscle ache, fever, inability to concentrate, and depression. Chronic fatigue is the major symptom. To...