Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Pracitising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Capilano, has launched a new product that has got everyone talking! Beeotic the “happy tummy honey”, is the world’s first clinically tested prebiotic honey. The Beeotic honey is listed as a therapeutic good with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. A study conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) identified […]
Accredited Practising Dietitian Victoria Laios provides practical nutritional tips, to assist our elderly population meet their nutritional needs, improve quality of life and combat the upcoming rise of malnutrition. A growing and ageing population In Australia, our population is growing with increasing age and life expectancy. Malnutrition is on the rise within the community. The condition affects
Written by Victoria Laios (APD) “Juicing” our fruit and vegetables is becoming an emerging popular trend – but is this really good for us? First of all, many Australian’s find it difficult to get in their daily fruit and vegetable intake. The National Australian Health Survey in 2014-2015, found that around 49.8% of adults met
Written by Victoria Laios (APD) Do you find it difficult to get motivated in the colder months? Are you more likely to overindulge in those comfort foods? If so, these are quite normal behaviours. Winter weight gain is very common – we often don’t realise those extra 2 – 3 kilos gained on the scale.
Written by Victoria Laios (APD) Many of us love adding salt to our food, to give it that extra flavour. However, we know that eating too much salt overtime can increase our risk of high blood pressure. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart disease. It is estimated
Written by Victoria Laios (APD) Artificial sweeteners, also labeled as “fake sugar” is a trending topic within today’s media. Many articles, internet pages and television segments are giving it a “bad wrap” – claiming that artificial sweeteners are dangerous and can be bad for our health. Sugar intake is on the rise in Australia –
Written by Victoria Laios (APD) Veganism….A diet once for animal activists, the health conscious and religious is now becoming an emerging trend in today’s society. Many teenagers (particularly young girls) are taking a keen interest towards the vegan approach. Despite its popularity, there is a lot of confusion as to what being “vegan” means and