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  • Not just a pinch of salt

    Nutrition

    Posted on 27 February 2017

    To survive, our bodies need salt. But too much can cause health risks, including high blood pressure (hypertension), which can cause strokes and heart attacks. A Mediclinic dietician discusses foods high in salt, and whether alternatives like Himalayan salt are healthier.

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  • Eat your way to healthy skin

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 11 November 2016

    Are you using sun protection and night creams but feel you need to do more to protect your skin? A Mediclinic dietician offers tips on which healthy foods also contribute to healthy clear skin.

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  • Make the most of your fresh produce

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 17 October 2016

    We all know that at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day is recommended as part of healthy, balanced diet. Here are some handy tips on how to make the most of fresh produce, prevent waste and enjoy delicious meals.

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  • The bittersweet truth about sugar

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 8 August 2016

    On average, South Africans consume 24 teaspoons of sugar per day – more than double the World Health Organization guidelines for daily intake! A Mediclinic dietician talks us through statistics and the new sugar tax, the good and the bad of sugar, and healthier alternatives.

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  • Five superfoods to feast on

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 20 July 2016

    There’s a lot of talk about eating so-called super foods. We asked dietician Ansie Engelbrecht of Mediclinic Kimberley to clarify what a super food is and which ones we should be eating.

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  • Eating for two?

    Nutrition

    Posted on 2 February 2016

    No, doubling up on all your meals isn’t the healthy way to eat when you’re pregnant. But what is? Here’s a look at the foods that will ensure you and your baby get the nutrients you need.

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  • Foods that are good in moderation

    Nutrition

    Posted on 28 January 2015

    Dietician Ilsabè Spoelstra tells us that artificial sweeteners and full-fat diary is surprisingly good for us – in moderation, of course!

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  • A little of what you fancy

    Nutrition

    Posted on 7 January 2015

    They say that a little of what you fancy does you good – and you might be surprised to find out just how good these supposedly sinful things are for you.

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  • Healthy food for the family

    Nutrition

    Posted on 13 May 2014

    Abigail Donnelly, group editor of Woolworths TASTE magazine, shares recipes that will get the kids involved!

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  • Immune-boosting food

    Nutrition

    Posted on 29 April 2014

    What you eat can help boost your immune system.

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  • The low-down about food and medication

    Nutrition

    Posted on 3 April 2014

    Here’s how your food can (and can’t) affect your medication.

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