Detoxes are clearly trending on the health and wellness front, claiming to promote anything and everything from effortless weight-loss and increased energy to clean skin. From juice-cleanses to fad diets, do these actually work? If not, are they harmful? Firstly, one needs to take a look at the reason for people doing various detox diets.… Continue reading The Low-Down on Detoxes
Carbohydrates fuel daily activity. Our bodies rely on a combination of carbohydrates and fat for energy to fuel daily activities. As a result when carbs are limited excessively, you get really, really cranky. Carbohydrates are the brain’s number one energy source so cutting out carbs will zap your energy levels and leave you feeling fatigued.… Continue reading Give up Carbs? Over my Bread Body! 5 Reasons Why Carbs aren’t the Enemy.
Bananas are a fabulous and versatile fruit. Not only does it provide us with numerous health benefits, but it is also very affordable! Have a look at the ADSA flier below, for a few of the benefits of the brilliant banana. Give our “No sugar added Banana Muffins” a try – a Nutritional Solutions Favourite!… Continue reading Go Bananas for World Banana Day!
As a child, the excitement of exploring new surroundings is far more attractive than eating. According to data from the US, half of children under the age of two are classified as fussy or picky eaters. So moms, you are not alone in your struggles with toddlers who won’t eat what is set out for them!… Continue reading Picky Eaters? Don’t Panic!
We thought we’d take this opportunity on Valentines Day, to remind our clients and readers of the importance of heart health. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death globally? More people die annually from Cardiovascular diseases than from any other cause. The most important risk factors for heart disease & stroke are unhealthy… Continue reading Happy Heart Day!
Looking for some cooking inspiration? Sign-up for our Domestic Cooking Classes series! These classes are back by popular demand and are such fun – for all! The classes are run by Nicola, one of our Registered Dietitians and they cover the basics of healthy cooking for anyone who would like to learn more in the… Continue reading Don’t miss out on our Domestic Cooking Classes!
The New Year is here – 2018 is in full swing and we hope it has started off well for all our clients and readers. What better way to encourage positive change and improvement than hearing how others achieved success? Dwaine shares his story after seeing dietitian, Jessica Pieterse, from Nutritional Solutions Bryanston. “After my… Continue reading Happy New Year!
And just like that, 2017 is drawing to a close. Can you believe it? As all of our clients and readers head off on the December holiday break we wish you a happy and blessed time with loved ones. We encourage you to enjoy the well deserved rest that this holiday period brings and to… Continue reading Happy Healthy Holidays!
Fat is an essential part of our diet and supports many metabolic processes. To achieve optimal health and reduce risk for chronic disease it is important to include fat in your diet. The principle is to focus on the best types and the correct quantity of fats to get the benefit from them. Let’s take… Continue reading My Oh-Megas!
The term ‘superfood’ has become a common concept in our everyday conversations. What makes a super food so super, and do we have to eat these magical foods to stay healthy? Can we eat a variety of ‘normal’ foods and get similar health benefits? Let s take a closer look to see what superfoods are… Continue reading Superfood Series: Kale Krazy!