What is the difference between coeliac disease and gluten intolerance?
Trying to beat the bulge this summer? Dietitians say, 'beware of the 'too-good- to-be-true' and the 'quick fix' diets'.
New Zealanders are becoming more health conscious and seeking healthy recipes more frequently. As a result, a number of popular magazines often feature "healthy" recipes, but on close inspection by dietitians, some of these so-called "healthy" recipes are actually far from it. Don't rely on the publication having calculated the nutritional content of each recipe, or having sought input from a dietitian before pronouncing recipes healthy. Very few publications do this.
We are interested and concerned about our health and disease and the role nutrition plays. Therefore we are at risk of being exploited by those wanting to profit from the widespread belief in the power of nutritional therapies, and by promotion of unproven and expensive remedies and products. However nutrition is a science, not a religion. It is based on matters of fact, not questions of belief.
The main constituents of salt are sodium and chloride, of which about 40% is sodium. Sodium is an essential part of our daily diet because it plays a vital role in keeping body fluids, such as blood and sweat, in balance. But too much can result in high blood pressure, so while some is good, more is certainly not better.