Lemons and other citrus fruit – high in Vitamin C Vitamin C helps the body to produce white blood cells as well as antibodies – both help the immune system fight invading viruses. For best results, keep your body stocked up with Vitamin C before winter arrives. Try squeezing lemon or lime into hot water for a refreshing and warming … Read More
Butter or margarine? I truly believe in the saying ‘each to their own’. What works for me, may or may not work for you. However, we are often subjected to the media pushing their exaggerated and usually unsubstantiated claims. As a Health Professional and Dietitian, I’d like to put the emotional arguments aside and interpret the evidence on this candid … Read More
A few ‘damage control’ tips for the festive season. Don’t skip meals on the day of a work/Christmas gathering. Instead, focus on filling up on high fibre foods during the day – snack on fruit and nuts, wholegrain carbohydrates for breakfast and lunch, and regular protein such as milky drinks or yoghurt between meals. At the buffet, load your plate … Read More
Gastro-intestinal discomfort can be caused by a number of different lifestyle factors – including both food and emotional or psychological triggers. If you experience any gastro-intestinal discomfort, it is important to pay close attention to both food and lifestyle factors that may be associated with the change in bowel habit, pain or discomfort, and as always if you are concerned … Read More
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Small changes Whether we think about it or not, we have all made changes for better or worse over our lifetimes. Most of the time, these changes occur without us even realising they are happening – especially the ‘bad’ ones! Whether you’re trying to cut down on sugar, get fitter, lose weight, or even learn an instrument – the number … Read More
NZ’s latest nutritional guidelines under the microscope (the important bits) Last year, the Ministry of Health (the governmental body responsible for looking after our health and well-being), released an updated set of guidelines for adult New Zealanders. These ‘Eating and Activity guidelines’, replace the previously known ‘Food and nutrition guidelines’. The amended guidelines are designed to better reflect the current … Read More
So, sugar. Poor old sugar sure has been through the ringer of late. In fact, you are probably sick of hearing about it. As we know, sugar is in a lot of foods! Glucose (the smallest sugar molecule) is the end product of all carbohydrate ingestion. Therefore it has always been abundant in our diets in the form of fruits, … Read More
Leanne Curgenven is a Nutritionist at Village Health Lincoln Road, specialising in dietary management of a wide range of health conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gluten intolerance and coeliac disease amongst others. Read on for some interesting information about the humble vegetable, and then watch this space each month for more insights from Leanne. It is … Read More