Healthy Eating Guide

Healthy Eating Guide

By Thandi Hallinan (RD)SA This guide aims to provide simple quick guidelines to inspire wholesome eating and make it easy, emphasizing variety, moderation and enjoyment. Eat less sugar, you are sweet enough! Limiting the amount of added sugar in your diet can help you to lose weight and may help to prevent type 2 diabetes, […]

Focusing On Food As A Love Language: Nourishing Hearts With Nutritious Meals

A Love Language | Nourishing Hearts With Nutritious Meals

By Thandi Hallinan (RD)SA Valentine’s Day is often marked by grand gestures of love, but one of the most heartfelt ways to show care is through the simple act of preparing a meal. In every culture around the world, food is a universal expression of love and As we approach Valentine’s Day, let’s use this […]

Food Immune Triggers

food allergy secrets

In our September article, we covered what a food allergy is as well as provided more information on the first four of the nine food allergies we will be covering. Let us recap what a food allergy is. A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system wrongly identifies a food as a threat. A […]

Food Allergies

food allergies

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system wrongly identifies a food as a threat. A food allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction that involves the immune system. These reactions are basically exaggerated or inappropriate immunologic responses occurring in response to an antigen or allergen. The body releases chemicals, such as histamine, in response. It […]

Nutrition myths debunked: common misconceptions in diet and health

Every day in the media and online, we come across numerous myths and misconceptions about diet and health. These misunderstandings can be misleading, often preventing people from making the best choices for their health. It is essential to debunk these myths and empower yourself with evidence-based information to help you make healthier choices. These myths […]

Enhancing health and wellness during winter in south africa

As winter sets in over South Africa, it’s important to prioritize our health and provide support for our immune systems. One effective way to achieve this is by incorporating a variety of superfoods and seasonal produce into our daily meals. South Africa’s rich biodiversity offers a diverse array of local ingredients that can provide a […]

Men’s health matters

Men’s health is an important topic that deserves attention, particularly when it comes to the role of nutrition in disease prevention and management. A well-balanced diet can make a significant impact on the overall health and longevity of men. There are common nutrition-related diseases affecting men and by discussing dietetics-related treatments that can help manage […]

A dietician’s perspective on sustainability practices in the food service industry

beautiful smiling woman holding vegetables

The food service industry plays an essential role, feeding millions of people every day. As workers in this industry, we need to recognize the importance of delivering nutritious and delicious meals in a way that respects our environment and promotes sustainability. Sustainability in the food service industry includes practices that aim to reduce environmental impact, […]

World hypertension day 2023 reducing salt intake for a healthier life

World Hypertension Day, celebrated on 17th May 2023, aims to raise awareness about hypertension. This awareness includes the severe medical complications, and the importance of hypertension prevention, detection, and treatment of hypertension. Hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure, affects an estimated 40% of adults. This year’s theme, “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live […]

Mental health and the impact of food

In the 21st century, our understanding of mental health continues to expand with more research focusing on the relationship between our diet and our mental health. Our mental health includes our ability to regulate our moods, our concentration and attention span and our general behaviour. As a food service company, it is essential that we […]

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