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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
April 8, 2019

Food combinations that boost weight loss

Burgers and chips, waffles and ice-cream and pancakes and cream. These are some iconic food combos that we know and love. Sadly, they also pack on the kilos. Don’t worry though, if you ditch them, you can still pair your foods by choosing more nutritious options.
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Food & nutrition
August 10, 2018

Which type of rice is the healthiest?

Today, rice competes with trendy gluten-free grains like quinoa and amaranth. But let’s face it, nothing beats a steaming plate of fluffy rice as a side or main dish. What makes this humble grain even better, is that there’s a variety of different rice to suit any taste and dietary need. Let’s take a look to see which rice you should be plating up. Brown rice This hearty, nutty-flavoured rice boasts many nutritional benefits because it contains germ and bran layers. These layers hold important nutrients like Vitamin B, magnesium and phosphorus that help build healthy bones. There’s also about…
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Food & nutrition
July 11, 2017

Should you eat starch?

Starch is a carbohydrate, and carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose. Think of glucose as the petrol, the fuel of your brain. It’s used by your body to drive and energise your cells, tissues and organs. “Although your body can derive energy from both fats and protein, the metabolic processes are more taxing, so wherever possible, your body will choose glucose as its first source of fuel,” explains Lee-Anne McHarry, a consultant dietician from Cape Town. Now of course, we all know that in recent years, carbs have…
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