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3 Hidden Benefits of the Radical Inconspicuous Radish

Written by: Nasreen Hoosen, RD(SA) At first glance, the petite radish, with it’s amazing array of beautiful pink, purple and white hues may seem more like a garnish than a nutritious healthy addition to your meals.  Don’t be fooled by their beauty as these little vegetables have a whole lot more to offer, particularly...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Written By: TYHN Dietician Polycystic ovarian syndrome is an endocrine-metabolic disorder that can cause severe consequences to female health. It affects 5-10% of females of reproductive age and is the leading cause of female infertility worldwide. Elevated androgen levels, irregular menstrual cycles and small cysts on one or both ovaries characterize PCOS. Some of...

  Processed Meat – Is this healthy eating?  

What is processed meat? Processed meat comes from beef, pork, lamb, goat and poultry. It can include many parts of an animal from fatty tissue, head meat, intestines, bones and meat blasted off carcasses, hooves and claws.  This left-over meat is treated with chemical additives to extend its shelf-life, change its texture, add colour...

Nutrition and Hepatitis: What you need to know

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver tissue. The most common cause of hepatitis is viruses, but other possible causes include auto immune diseases, toxins, certain medications, heavy alcohol use, other infections and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The liver is located in the right upper area of the abdomen. It has many critical...