Nutrition

Cooking tips for one

It can be tricky when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients and to minimize dishes — particularly when many recipes focus on making a meal for a family and serve four to six people. But just because you have a smaller household doesn’t mean you should abandon the […]

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Eating too much salt speeds up the aging process

Eating too much salt may speed up the ageing process, scientists have discovered for the first time. Although sodium is known to raise the blood pressure, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes, it is the first time it has been linked to cellular ageing. Scientists found that overweight or obese teenagers who […]

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A healthy, varied diet

What is a healthy diet? Apart from breastmilk as a food for babies, no single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently. The nutritional value of a person’s diet depends on the overall balance of foods that is eaten over a period of time, as well as […]

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Talking about Trans Fat: what you need to know

Trans Fat at-a-Glance There are two sources of trans fat, also known as trans fatty acids: Trans fat formed naturally – this type of trans fat is produced in the gut of some grazing animals. That’s why small quantities of trans fat can be found in animal products like milk, milk products and meat. Trans fat formed during food processing – this type of trans fat is created when hydrogen is […]

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