Nutrition Tag

Want to be healthier?  Cooking at home more often is one of the simplest changes you can make to boost your health.   Just in time for Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, the Dietitians Association of Australia has put together their top five steps to healthy home cooked meals. And they particularly want to inspire blokes, including Dads, to ‘man up in the kitchen’. Get cooking!   We all want to be healthy, and cooking at home more often is one of the simplest changes you can make to boost your health.  At home, you have control over what goes into your meal and how...

Snap shot of cancer in Australia…   The prevalence of cancer is doubling every 10 years. It is estimated that approximately 130, 000 new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2016. 1 in 2 (male) and 1 in 3 (female) Australian’s will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Approximately 46,880 deaths from cancer in 2016. Accounts for 16% -19% of the total disease burden in Australia. 67% chance of survival when diagnosed.   These statistics are unfortunately our reality. What is Cancer? Cancer Council Australia defines cancer as; .. a disease of the body's cells. Normally cells grow and multiply in a...

Accredited Practising Dietitian Victoria Laios provides practical nutritional tips, to assist our ageing population meet their nutritional needs, improve quality of life and combat the upcoming rise of malnutrition. A growing and ageing population In Australia, our population is growing with increasing age and life expectancy. Malnutrition is on the rise within the community. The condition affects 1 in 10 older Australians aged 65 years and over, with 40% being considered as “high risk”. Malnutrition is associated with serious health complications including muscle wasting, poor wound healing, as well as increased risk of developing osteoporosis and infections. And let’s not forget reduced quality of...

"I wish I knew how to quit you, sugar".  Accredited Practising Dietitian, Arlene Normand, shows us how to shaft our sugar habit in her latest blog for Eat Right.   Sugar is in the news constantly! That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your life almost daily. What can you do? We're not talking about some dangerous or illegal drug here;...

In a guest post for Exercise Right, Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) investigates the best foods to eat and enjoy for a healthy heart.   Heart disease is the number one killer in the country, claiming a life every twelve minutes. It’s caused by fatty deposits clogging and narrowing of the coronary arteries, which reduces blood and oxygen supply to the heart. But despite the alarming statistics, most of the risk factors for heart disease can be controlled through healthy lifestyle choices. These include not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, regular exercise, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol, and limiting your alcohol intake. Food is closely linked...