“Dietitian” – what a strange word! What is a dietitian? What do they do? Why do dietitians exist? The big questions is: what can a dietitian do for YOU? What is a dietitian? Let’s cut through the chase. In simple terms, a dietitian is a person who had professional education and training to become expertsContinue reading “What Do Dietitians Do?”
What is Kombucha? In simple terms, it is fermented sweet tea. It is gaining popularity due to its health benefits such as improving our digestion, protect us from heart diseases, cancers and more. Kombucha is a refreshing, healthy drink that is slightly fizzy, with a hint of sour and sweetness. The good news is, kombuchaContinue reading “How to Make Kombucha at Home (6 Easy Steps)”
What is fermented food? Fermented foods contain probiotics, which is a friendly type of bacteria that can benefit our health. Probiotics are added to foods during the fermentation process to convert the sugars and carbs in food into alcohol or acids. Fermented foods include: yoghurt pickles kefir buttermilk sauerkraut kimchi miso natto tempeh salami kombuchaContinue reading “7 Reasons to Include Fermented Foods in Your Diet”
Spirulina is an algea found in fresh or salt water. It has been used by ancient civilizations for its health benefits. NASA has famously used spirulina as a supplement for their astronauts. Spirulina can be used as a dietary/nutritional supplement for people of all ages. Nutritional benefits of spirulina: High protein content (70% proteinm, similarContinue reading “9 Health Benefits of Spirulina”
Omega-3 is a type of essential fatty acid; our body cannot produce it and must be obtained from our diet. The most common omega 3 fatty acids are called ALA, DHA and EPA. Good dietary sources of omega 3 include fatty fish such as sardines, tuna, salmon, rainbow trout and mackerel, plant sources such asContinue reading “Omega-3 Fatty Acids Factsheet”
What is tumeric? Turmeric is a spice, it has been used in Asian countries such as India for thousands of years. Turmeric gives curry its distinctive yellow colour and is praised for its medicinal properties. The main active ingredient responsible for the health-promoting effects of turmeric is called curcumin, which is available in higher concentrationsContinue reading “Tumeric Factsheet”
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Hi, I’m Elena. I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian who loves food and writing equally. I believe that health info should be made available to everyone, so welcome to my nutrition blog!
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