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Food & nutrition

Food & nutrition
February 3, 2014

Episode 14 – catch Up

This past Sunday, the Hello Doctor Show focussed on sleep, how to bake delicious treats with less sugar, how to beat bad breath and treat a cut, and Dr Mol busted some popular myths about fat-free/low-fat foods. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 30, 2014

No salt? But what can I use instead?

So, you’re reading food labels and you've cut down on your salt intake, excellent! But that’s no reason to settle for bland food. Remember to reduce the amount of salt you add to your meals gradually over time - your taste buds will start to adjust, and soon you won’t notice the difference. Also remember that there are so many delicious (and much healthier) alternatives to salt, that your dishes can still be packed with flavour. Here are our favourites: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 29, 2014

What makes a certain food a super food?

“Super foods” refer to fruit and vegetables that are particularly high in vitamins and minerals, and have fantastic health benefits for your eyes, skin, bones and heart. We take a look at the top readily available super foods, and show you why you should be aiming to include them in your daily diet. (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
January 22, 2014

How being obese or overweight can damage your heart

Your heart pumps blood around your body around 60-100 times a minute, making it one of the hardest working organs. It doesn't need any extra work, but if you’re carrying too much excess weight, it puts a huge amount of strain on your heart, which can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. Here’s why it’s so important to keep your heart strong and healthy. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 16, 2014

Packed lunches – here’s what you should be eating at work

We live in an age of convenience, where everything we want and need is right at our fingertips. This is especially true for convenience food; cooked, packaged and ready to eat within the time it takes to boil a kettle. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 15, 2014

Healthy lunch box ideas for back-to-school kids

Early mornings are busy in most households and the temptation is there to just give kids tuck-shop money. In truth though, it only takes 5 minutes to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch that will keep them full throughout the day, help them concentrate during class and give them the energy they need for sports and extra-mural activities. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 14, 2014

Foods that hide sugar

Are you trying hard to cut back on salt and fat in your diet? Hold on for a second – your salt-free and low-fat foods might be harbouring high amounts of sugar, which can be just as bad for your body. This is because fat and salt add a lot of flavour to food, and when you take them out, you need to replace them with something. Most of the time, that replacement is sugar. Got your attention now? While we have it, take a look at the top 4 foods that contain hidden sugar. If you’re ever in doubt,…
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Food & nutrition
December 27, 2013

Warning! Salt added

Preventative health has been the top health trend for a number of years now, and it’s all about “prevention is better than cure” – so basically, avoiding getting sick or ill in the first place. Your health is one of the few things in life that you are in control of, and everything you eat and drink, or don’t eat and drink has a direct effect on your body and its ability to continue functioning in top form. When it comes to food, salt is one thing that many people eat too much of, often without even realising it. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 26, 2013

Hangover “cures”

Everyone from your grandmother to the person you sit next to on the bus claims to have a successful hangover cure. Many websites also offer hangover cures that sound very convincing and come with “scientific evidence” to back it up. Is there any truth to them though, or are we doomed to suffer through our hangovers for ever? Here we take a look at the most popular hangover cures, some of which you might have tested out yourself! (more…)
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