In light of and to celebrate our NEW LowER Carb Brown Rice with Ancient Grains Rice Blend, Anushka (one of our experts), wrote a short piece about Wholegrains. A whole grain contains all parts of the grain; the endosperm, germ and bran. When grains are refined and milled they are stripped of their bran and… View Article
Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic that is rising at a terrifying rate. The number of adults living with diabetes globally was estimated at 422 million in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980 – an increase of almost 400% [1]. Even with adjustments for our ageing population, the global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled…. View Article
As the weather begins to turn, many of us start to worry about getting sick. There are a few healthy habits that will help to get your immune system through harsh times.  We’ve included some diet and lifestyle tips to help support your immune system and ramp up its defence against attack. 1. Protein with… View Article
When it comes to weight loss, we often think about what we are not going to eat – what foods we might need to say good bye to and how many calories we are going to restrict. How does this process of restriction serve your mental health, and is it effective? The key to successful weight… View Article
These days it is rare to find two dietitians, nutritionists or food fanatics who agree on the same thing – particularly when it comes to what to eat for optimising health. Social media has fostered an eruption of contradicting messages leaving the public (and many health professionals) confused and frustrated. However, there are some foods that… View Article
A common criticism of low-carbohydrate diets is that they fall short when it comes to micronutrients, such as low carb diets and fibre needs. As a dietitian, and a firm believer of the many potential benefits of a low-carb lifestyle, I have questioned this. How can a diet that promotes the intake of non-starch vegetables,… View Article
What are the different types of sugar? The term “sugar” usually refers to a group of carbohydrates known as “saccharides” (which originates from the Latin word “saccharum”). Sugars are sweet-tasting, crystalline carbohydrates found naturally in most plants and some animal products. But what are the different types of sugar? Simple sugars Such as glucose and fructose… View Article
How does Sugar affect Weight Loss? When metabolised by humans, all sugars deliver 17 kilojoules of energy per gram of sugar absorbed. The body has an immediate need for glucose for its various metabolic functions. When humans are active, this energy need increases and when rested, the energy need decreases. If the amount of sugar… View Article