This year we had a couple of big news in the nutrition world. First, the Heart Association‘s relaxed its position on full-fat dairy products and eggs. Second, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a set of guidelines that told meat eaters: “keep doing what you’re doing”. This is a summary on the latest recommendations on…Continue reading Latest recommendations on red meat, eggs and dairy
It is safe to assume you are either following a low-carb diet or you know someone who is. Either way, these 5 easy low-carb swaps can be useful when you are planning your meals for the week or a special occasion spread. 1. Rice Even though cauliflower rice does not absorb sauces or juices as…Continue reading 5 easy low-carb swaps
We all know rancid fats are unpleasant. In fact, we use the word rancid to refer to other undesirable things. But what exactly is rancidity? What causes it? Is it bad for you? How can you prevent it? Rancidity Rancidity, in the chemical sense, is the “breakdown of fats by oxygen and light into small,…Continue reading Rancid fats
Now that you know what are macronutrients, one of the logical follow-up questions to ask is why and how to count macros? Why count macros The number one reason why to count macros is because your dietitian spent a lot of time calculating your requirements. The least you can do is make sure you are…Continue reading Why and how to count macros
Macronutrients or “macros” are the components of food that contribute to energy. Energy, in the nutritional sense, is measured in kilocalories (a.k.a. Calories) or kilojoules. The main macronutrients are protein, fat and carbohydrates (a.k.a. “carbs” or “CHO” for the chemistry-minded people out there). Most foods you can think of are made of a combination or…Continue reading What are macronutrients?
Continuing with the sleep health theme of the month, here I review Shawn Stevenson’s bestselling book Sleep Smarter. The author Shawn Stevenson is the American podcaster behind The Model Health Show. He was diagnosed with degenerative bone and disc disease as a teenager, which led to weight inactivity, poor food choices and subsequent weight gain.…Continue reading Book review: Sleep Smarter (Shawn Stevenson)
These days gluten-free products are widely available. Having said that, there are many people who have never had to worry about buying or cooking gluten-free food for yourself, a friend or family member. If this is your case, this article highlights 5 easy gluten-free swaps you can rely on. Keep in mind that gluten-free does…Continue reading 5 easy gluten-free swaps
Once again I had the good fortune of being invited to attend the Gluten Free Expo 2019, an annual event organised by Coeliac Australia in all major cities across the country. The expo This event aims to educate people, particularly those with Coeliac Disease and gluten intolerance, on how to navigate a gluten-free diet. This…Continue reading Gluten Free Expo 2019
Peanut butter is a very popular food worldwide. However, peanuts are one of the major food allergens, affecting approximately 1 in 50 children and 1 in 200 adults (1). Fortunately, those not affected with other nut allergies can enjoy peanut butter alternatives available in the market. Why choose peanut butter alternatives Below are a few…Continue reading Peanut butter alternatives
Can you get food allergies as an adult? In short, yes. Up to 5% of adults suffer from food allergy, and approximately 15% of them developed the allergy in adulthood (1). What is food allergy? Food allergy is an abnormal reaction of the immune system to an ingested food. The most common types of allergens…Continue reading Can you get food allergies as an adult?