By Susan Phillips | Monday, February 06, 2017
To celebrate Australia's Healthy Weight Week 2017, during the month of February, I have decided to share some of my family's favourite recipes. My first dish is a Mediterranean inspired fish dish which is tasty and likely to satisfy even those reluctant fish eaters. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato & Zucchini
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, January 17, 2017
An increasing body of research is linking our digestive health to many other aspects of health including anxiety, depression, weight problems, heart health, inflammatory disorders such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis and diabetes. So its not surprising that we are keen to learn more about the effects of food choices on our microbiome.
By Susan Phillips | Monday, December 05, 2016
Breakfast eaters are better able to maintain a healthy weight. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and keeps you satisfied so you are less likely to consume excess kilojoules later in the day. Breakfast also improves mental alertness, concentration, mood and learning by stabilising blood sugar levels. Breakfast provides a range of important nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium and B group vitamins
By Susan Phillips | Sunday, October 30, 2016
Water is critical for healthy bodies. It is needed by every single cell in our body. With summer just around the corner it is worthwhile reflecting on your hydration. Do you drink enough water? The average adult needs between 2 and 2.5L of water per day. Reduced kidney function, ageing, some medications can increase our risk of becoming dehydrated. As the weather heats up fluid losses can be greater through perspiration. Signs of dehydration include fatigue, headache and mood changes.
By Susan Phillips | Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Spring is a time for new life and rejuvenation. A time to clean up old habits which were not meeting our health needs. To bounce back into health. Start by planning some time outdoors each day.
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, March 01, 2016
AWASH is the Australian division of the World Action on Salt and Health. AWASH week aims to encourage us to reduce our salt intake. The average Australian eats 9 g of salt per day. This is double the suggested dietary target (SDT) of 4g per day. Lowering your salt intake has plenty of health benefits. Most people are surprised how quickly their taste buds adjust and they come to enjoy the new flavours in their food.
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Needing to focus on study for top exam performance? Your eating habits can boost your results. Eating well improves mental alertness and fuels your body and brain for quality study. Try these super food tactics: