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 | Monday, June 06, 2016
Diet is integrally related to our health and a large number of common health problems. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a session with a dietitian at any time that you have concerns about your diet or the diet of a close family member or you have a new diagnosis. Ten top reasons for visiting a dietitian include chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart problems such as high cholesterol and blood pressure.
By Susan Phillips | Saturday, April 16, 2016
Energy drinks have rapidly increased in popularity to manage fatigue, increase energy, improve mental alertness and concentration in our busy lives. However, energy drinks are linked to heart palpitations and heart problems.
By Susan Phillips | Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Mediterranean diet is responsible for the good health and longevity of people in the Mediterranean region. A large volume of research supports the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating in managing many common lifestyle related health problems including- diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, overweight and obesity, osteoarthritis, dementia and cancer. What's more, the diet is economical.
By Susan Phillips | Monday, February 01, 2016
Febfast aims to raise funds for disadvantaged young people through a commitment to abandoning beer and bubbles throughout the month of February. Giving up alcohol has many health benefits including better sleep, weight loss, improved energy levels, increased alertness and improved concentration.
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: