Dieticians Blog


WHAT ARE RDAs, DAILY VALUES AND DRIs?

To some these might be very foreign terms. Did you know from 1941 to 1989, the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) released the Recommended Dietary Allowances or RDAs. The RDAs are a single set of nutrient specific values. During deliberations in the mid-1990’s, the FNB decided to replace this single set of ...


A DOSE OF VITAMIN C

Because vitamin C is water-soluble, and the human body doesn’t make it on its own, we have to continually replenish it in our system. So here is a smoothie to help you boost your vitamin c intake this winter. You can always add additional fruits and veggies according to your taste or what you have ...


7 FOOD SOURCES WITH MORE VITAMIN C THAN AN ORANGE

When you think of vitamin C, we all inevitably think of oranges. But what if I told you those oranges are actually quite average on the vitamin C scale compared to other fruits and veggies? There is about 53.2mg of vitamin C in a 100g of orange (which is important to keep in mind as ...


5 Practical Steps To “Weight Loss” Success

Unfortunately obesity is becoming an international epidemic.  We are consuming more processed, refined and sugary foods than before and it is definitely taking its toll – both on our health and our waistlines.   In order to lose weight, you need to consume less calories than you expend.  This can be done by either consuming fewer calories ...


6 WAYS TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY NOW

INTRODUCTION In my previous blog I spoke a lot about the importance of physical activity is achieving and sustaining successful weight-loss. In so doing we have covered the question as to why exercise is necessary. In this blog we are going to tackle what adequate physical activity is and how we are going to achieve this. WHAT ...


5 Reasons Why Physical Activity Is Vital for A Fit Healthy Body

I’m already on a diet… Does that mean I still have to exercise as well? INTRODUCTION A common question I get from patients is if exercise or increased physical activity is really necessary in the whole process of healthy living. Without hesitation the answer is always: YES! Many people see exercise as an uncomfortable experience that requires a ...


Seasons Greetings

I’m sure you have heard this statement before: “Eat with the seasons”. But why should we eat seasonally? Well, there are numerous reasons to eat with the seasons. The first reason being, abundance and of course the fact that in season produce costs much less and it is more readily available and did not have to ...


HEARTY VEGETABLE SOUP RECIPE

With the flu season around the corner it is important to consume your 5 a day….everyday! This hearty vegetable soup will help you achieve this goal!   Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 tsp. of olive/ canola oil 2 onions (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (chopped) 2 cups (500ml) of chopped celery/ spring onion 4 carrots (chopped) 1 can/ 410g of peeled and chopped tomatoes 1.5L/ 6cups ...


5 Food sources that naturally increase your collagen production

A lot of our beauty woes are due to the fact that our body starts producing less and less collagen after the age of 35. That means our skin loses firmness and gradually starts to wrinkle and sag. Many of us try expensive cosmetics, supplements and even surgical procedures when the best solution might be ...


What Should Parents Put In Their Children’s Lunch Boxes With This #Listeria Scare?

 Tanyadietician answered some parents’ questions on ANN7 last night about the recent scare with the #Listeria bacteria that has been discovered in processed meats and rainbow chicken. Listen to find out more.  


Love Dairy, Love Your Body

Not only are milk products tasty and convenient for snacking purposes, but they offer us a wide range of health benefits. Studies are showing more and more that it is not only single nutrients in dairy products that offer these benefits but rather the interaction of all the constituents of these products, reinforcing the importance ...


NUTRITION IN PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is a very exciting time period. A small mass of cells transform into a small human being full of life and potential. This means that it is a period of increased responsibility as well. Applying healthy lifestyles is now more important than ever as your behaviours do not only affect you but the growth ...