As a dietitian, I spend a lot of time debunking nutrition myths, which range from the partly true to the completely ridiculous. While some of these can admittedly be entertaining, it’s also frustrating that so many people are being given inaccurate nutrition information which they believe, and even follow, for years to come. I hate to think how much time and effort is wasted because of some of these myths. So I’m busting a few of my favourites once and for all: [Read more…]
The link between red meat and cancer, and particularly processed meat and cancer has been a controversial topic for a while now. But what’s the real story – and do you need to step away from the steak? [Read more…]
As a dietitian, it’s embarrassing to admit that I’m not at all organised when it comes to meal planning. I break all the rules about efficient shopping and my trips to the supermarket are generally sporadic and poorly planned.
But one thing I am organised about is making sure that there are always a handful of staple items in my pantry. This habit, along with a very handy fruit shop across the road and a few eggs in the fridge, means that I can basically always whip up a pretty decent meal without the need for a highly inconvenient dash to the supermarket. [Read more…]
Nutrition has become such a complicated, controversial and overwhelming topic, I really don’t blame anyone for wanting to just give up on it. Except that we all need to eat, and most of us want to eat well – so unfortunately that’s not really an option. So here are my top 10 tips to help cut through the confusion about nutrition and make eating well a bit easier. [Read more…]