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  • Zucchini, oatmeal & chickpea fritters with grilled chicken, tomato, feta & mint salsa (11/15/2017) - We have a brand new NutritionConfidence recipe, created by chef, Vanessa Marx! The oat bran and chickpea flour used in the fritters provide a good source of healthy soluble fibre, which lowers the glycaemic index of this dish and aids in blood sugar control. Adding zucchinis not only ups the fibre content even further, but … Read More
  • Women and Diabetes in the Spotlight this November (11/14/2017) - Over the past decades, the rise of diabetes around the world has been so prevalent and extreme, it is sometimes referred to as the epidemic of our modern times. In 2017, the diabetes focus theme is Women and Diabetes. Globally, diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women, resulting in 2.1 million deaths each … Read More
  • Getting the right help can change your life! (11/3/2017) - We are sharing success stories to find out why people decide to see a dietitian, what happens on the journey, what the hardest part of that journey is and what results are achieved. This week we chat to Julie Greensmith, who started seeing Registered Dietitian Nathalie Mat after she was diagnosed with Diabetes. Here is her … Read More
  • RETHINK YOUR DRINK – CHOOSE WATER (10/9/2017) - Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. Yet, many of us have lost touch with water. Overwhelmed with the wide choice of what to drink, most of it sweetened with sugar, we’ve somehow left the simple, but profound goodness of water behind. National Nutrition Week 2017, running … Read More
  • “I believe in moderation, not deprivation” (10/4/2017) - Meet registered dietitian Abby Courtenay, who is serving on the current ADSA executive committee and looks after the PR portfolio. We chatted to her about why she loves being a dietitian, what the challenges are and what people should consider when deciding which dietitian to consult: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? From a … Read More
  • The perfect Braai Day side dish! (9/22/2017) - If you are planning to celebrate Braai Day this weekend, add this delicious, South African Baby Marrow, Feta & Peppadew Salad to your menu. Created by dietitian and co-author of Eat Ting, Mpho Tshukudu, this salad is versatile and goes well with meat, chicken and fish. Baby marrows are indigenous to South Africa. They make … Read More
  • ‘Making a contribution to the bigger health picture’ (9/8/2017) - We chatted to Neil Stephen, Chief Dietitian at Addington Hospital in Durban, to find out why he became a dietitian, what he loves about his work and what the challenges are: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I developed an interest in nutrition when someone at the gym suggested I should see a dietitian to improve … Read More
  • 6 Eating Habits for Healthy Kidneys (9/1/2017) - When it comes to health advice, our hearts are often in the spotlight. However, as equally vital organs, our kidneys really shouldn’t be relegated to the shadows. Worldwide, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is on the rise – 1 in 10 people globally are affected, and that’s every bit as serious as cardiac disease. Our kidneys … Read More
  • NEW NutritionConfidence recipe: Fish en Papillote (8/18/2017) - “Many people do not know how to cook fish or dislike making their entire kitchen smell like fish. Cooking fish en papillote (in a baking paper parcel) is an easy way around both these issues”, says Nathalie Mat, registered dietitian and creator of our latest NutritionConfidence recipe. The fish used in this recipe is hake, … Read More
  • Meet the new ADSA President! (8/16/2017) - We chatted to Nicole Lubasinski, the new ADSA President (July 2017 to June 2019), to find out about her plans for ADSA and why she became a dietitian, what she loves about her work and what the challenges are: As the new President, what are you looking foward to achieving? I am looking forward to … Read More
  • Why breastfeeding and work can, and should, go together (8/1/2017) - Returning to work after maternity leave rates as one of the top reasons why mothers stop breastfeeding their babies before they should. The 2017 World Breastfeeding Week runs from the 1st to the 7th of August with the aim of uniting all sectors of society in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. The campaign, … Read More
  • ‘I feel healthier, fitter and more energetic!’ (7/26/2017) - We are sharing success stories to find out why people decide to see a dietitian, what happens on the journey, what the hardest part of that journey is and what results are achieved. This week we chat to Adrienne Bewsher, who started seeing Registered Dietitian Monique Piderit following a general health check-up which highlighted concerns around … Read More
  • NEW Recipe: Lettuce & Pea Soup (7/7/2017) - Our latest NutritionConfidence recipe is from the authors of Food for Sensitive Tummies, registered dietitians Cath Day and Gabi Steenkamp. A perfect winter warmer Lettuce & Pea Soup. We love this recipe because it is a really smart way of including green leaves into your eating routine during the cold winter months! A great starter for … Read More
  • Dietitians urge South Africans to ‘Eat Fact Not Fiction’ (6/12/2017) - Nutrition advice promising all sorts, from weight loss to healthier living and even cures for diseases, spread like wildfire across social media. In the era of ‘alternative facts’ and post-truth, ‘the latest, greatest nutrition advice’ from dubious sources can unfortunately tempt many away from accepted dietary guidelines and recommendations based on years of evidence. ‘Evidence … Read More
  • Turnip Tagliatelle with Chicken & Herb Sauce (5/25/2017) - Registered Dietitian and food blogger Cheryl Meyer, from Dish & Delite, kicks off our new series of NutritionConfidence recipes with a delicious ‘Turnip Tagliatelle with Chicken & Herb Sauce’. As always, the focus is on real food that is healthy and delicious, encouraging local, close-to-home ingredients. We love this recipe because turnips are easy to … Read More
  • Statement on the outcome of the HPCSA inquiry into the conduct of Professor Tim Noakes (4/21/2017) - The Association for Dietetics in South Africa’s (ADSA) former president Ms Claire Julsing-Strydom submitted a complaint about Professor Tim Noakes to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in 2014 on behalf of ADSA regarding, what it considered, unconventional infant nutrition advice. The complaint The complaint was lodged after Professor Noakes advised a mom … Read More
  • Is a Career as a Dietitian for You? (4/10/2017) - Dietetics, the field of nutrition, health and the application of science-based nutrition knowledge offers a variety of distinctive career opportunities that goes beyond the usual view of the dietitian as someone who simply helps others lose weight. If you have interests in health, food, healthy lifestyle and science, you may well find your niche in … Read More
  • ADSA News for Private Practising Dietitians (3/30/2017) - One of the ADSA Executive Committee portfolios takes care of the needs of Private Practising Dietitians (PPDs) in South Africa. There have been some important developments in the private practice dietetics space due to the work of the ADSA PPD portfolio. Please read all of the information below if you run a private practice. Practice … Read More
  • Salty South Africa – are we doing better after salt legislation? (3/20/2017) - Despite South Africa passing world-leading legislation to reduce salt intake, too many South Africans eat too much salt, putting themselves at risk of heart disease and strokes. Today is the start of  Salt Awareness Week which runs from 20-26 March.   Salt – a forgotten killer Excess salt intake directly increases blood pressure in most … Read More
  • Meet registered dietitian, Thembekile Dlamini (3/13/2017) - We chat to registered dietitian and ADSA spokesperson, Thembekile Dlamini to find out why she became a dietitian and what she loves most about her work. Thembekile works at the Free State Department of Health, is busy doing her PhD in Public Health and has a special interest in paediatric nutrition. Why did you become … Read More
  • Expert Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle (2/22/2017) - February is national Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month, with Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day being celebrated on 22nd February. The National Department of Health encourages all South Africans to live healthier lifestyles, through promoting healthy eating, regular physical activity, avoiding tobacco products, and drinking alcohol in moderation, if at all. But can improving our lifestyles have much … Read More
  • The facts about ADSA (2/21/2017) - Have you ever wondered who ADSA is or why you should become a member? Read on to find out more about what ADSA does and how you can get involved. The Association for Dietetics in South Africa, or ADSA, is the professional organisation for registered dietitians, and has been committed to serving the interests of … Read More
  • The Low Down on South Africa’s Sugar Tax (1/17/2017) - The Minister of Finance announced in the February 2016 National Budget a decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), with effect from 1 April 2017, to help reduce excessive sugar intake by South Africans. The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) welcomes this step as one part of the solution to address … Read More
  • 10 Healthy Ways to Survive the Festive Season Eating Frenzy (12/15/2016) - Every year the festive season arrives and all our healthy eating plans go out of the window. There is no doubt that time to relax and enjoy ourselves is important to our well-being, but we tend to over-indulge in rich foods, sweet treats and alcohol. At the same time, we are cutting back on regular … Read More
  • Melk Tart, a South African Classic (11/25/2016) - We love the sweet tooth satisfaction offered by this better-for-you twist on a classic South African dessert. Created by chef, Vanessa Marx, this Melk Tart recipe is a great family dessert. Dietitian Cheryl Meyer says that seeds like pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds are easily incorporated into a variety of dishes. They not only boost flavour and … Read More
  • CHICKEN SKEWERS, DIPS & SEED FLATBREAD (11/18/2016) - We love this recipe – it makes a delicious starter for summer entertaining. Making your own dips and marinade rather than using store-bought varieties gives you more control and means you know exactly which ingredients have gone into those dishes. Not only are the chickpeas in the hummus rich in slowly-digested starch and fibre, helping to … Read More
  • What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes (11/15/2016) - There were 2.28 million cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2015 according to the International Diabetes Foundation and around 1.21 million people with undiagnosed diabetes. Considering these numbers it remains vitally important to continue educating South Africans about diabetes and to address the myths that are often associated with this lifestyle disease. Nasreen Jaffer, … Read More
  • Navigating the journey to healthy living (11/8/2016) - We recently chatted to Registered Dietitian, Alpha Rasekhala, to find out why he became a dietitian, what he enjoys most about the work her does, the challenges he faces. Alpha is also a member of the ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) Executive Committee and looks after the Representation Portfolio (Liaising with the Association’s Representatives … Read More
  • Lentil, Pea and Sweet Potato Curry (11/2/2016) - Food blogger, Taryn Littleton, created this delicious curry for us. We love the legume and sweet potato combo – both are sources of low glycemic index carbohydrates, rich in slowly digested starch and fibre, helping to control blood sugar levels. Also, eating dry beans, peas and lentils at least 4 times a week can help prevent … Read More
  • It’s the year of the pulses – try this Lentil Bobotie (10/14/2016) - It’s the year of the pulses and the theme of National Nutrition Week is ‘Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils’, so this delicious Lentil Bobotie, created by chef Vanessa Marx, is the perfect family meal. We love lentils (and you should too)! Dried lentils are a quick cooking legume, taking just … Read More
  • Why dietitians want you to love your beans! (10/12/2016) - In celebration of National Nutrition Week: ‘Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils’ (9 to 15 October), we chatted to a few dietitians to find out why these foods, also known as pulses, should form an essential part of our diet. To find out more about why beans are good for health, how … Read More
  • Love your beans for good health (10/10/2016) - South Africa celebrates National Nutrition Week from 9 to 15 October, and aligning to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which has declared that 2016 is the ‘International Year of Pulses’, this year’s campaign theme is ‘Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils!’ echoing the country’s food-based dietary … Read More
  • Ostrich Stew with Gremolata (9/30/2016) - A great choice for health-conscious red meat lovers and a wonderful in-between seasons recipe – Ostrich Stew with Gremolata, created by chef Vanessa Marx. Our dietitians say: Ostrich is a great tasting lean read meat. It is low in fat (only 1.4 g fat per 100 g meat), rich in protein (22 protein per 100 g meat), lower in … Read More
  • Time To Make Lifestyle Your Medicine (9/28/2016) - “We could, as a culture, eliminate 80 percent of all chronic disease,” says Dr David Katz, one of the world’s leading proponents of lifestyle as medicine, during a recent visit to South Africa. “But my family and yours cannot afford to keep on waiting on the world to change. By taking matters into our own … Read More
  • Get ready for National Braai Day! (9/22/2016) - In celebration of one of South Africa’s favourite past times (braaing) and the day dedicated to it (National Braai Day) our dietitians, Monique Piderit and Brigitte Leclercq, have put together some practical tips for a healthier braai: A braai is a great excuse to get your greens in. Be creative when doing this, such as … Read More
  • Celebrating Heritage Day with Food! (9/20/2016) - In celebration on Heritage Day (24 September), ADSA member Mpho Tshukudu and food writer Anna Trapido, authors of the wonderful cookbook EAT TING, share one of their many ‘traditional recipes with a modern twist’ with us! EAT TING will make you fall in love with timeless African flavours – while also improving your health and well-being. Lets … Read More
  • “I’m fascinated about the effect of food on our health” (9/16/2016) - We chatted to Registered Dietitian, Kelly Schreuder who also has professional culinary experience, to find out why she became a dietitian, what she loves about her work and what the challenges are: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I was very interested in health and the prevention of disease – always reading about nutrition and … Read More
  • Big hearts can protect little hearts this Heart Month (9/15/2016) - Our Friends at the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) are doing their bit during Heart Month to raise funds for upgrading of paediatric cardiac care units. They teamed up with the Paediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa (PCSSA) to shine a spotlight on congenital heart disease and the fact that many parents are unaware of their … Read More
  • Add to your ‘must try’ dessert list: Avocado Chocolate Mousse (8/24/2016) - We just couldn’t resist re-sharing this amazing ‘Raw Avocado Chocolate Mousse’ – a much healthier alternative to regular chocolate mousse and just as delicious. The mousse is packed with healthy unsaturated fat and an ideal alternative for vegans. It also contains none of the major allergens (cows milk, egg, soya, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten) and is … Read More
  • Flying the flag for nutrition – Meet Lisanne du Plessis (RD) (8/17/2016) - We chatted to registered dietitian Lisanne du Plessis who is a senior lecturer and the Head of Community Nutrition at Stellenbosch University, to find out why she became a dietitian, what she loves the most about the work she does and what she wishes people would stop saying when they meet a dietitian. Why did … Read More
  • Why breastfeeding should be everybody’s business (8/1/2016) - It is common sense that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to feeding infants and young children. After all, breast milk is uniquely, organically fit for a singular purpose. Yet, South Africa has an extraordinarily low rate of babies breastfeeding exclusively in the first six months of their lives. In fact, at just 8% against … Read More
  • It is never too early to change to a healthy lifestyle (7/18/2016) - We are sharing success stories to find out why people decide to see a dietitian, what happens on the journey, what the hardest part of that journey is and what results are achieved. It is never too early make lifestyle changes and start a nutritional journey that will benefit you for the rest of your … Read More
  • “I love the versatility our profession” (7/4/2016) - We chatted to Registered Dietitian, Monique Piderit who works mostly in the corporate wellness space, to find out why she became a dietitian, what she loves about her work and what the challenges are: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I heard about dietetics for the first time when I was in 2nd year … Read More
  • The Importance of Healthy Eating to Corporate Wellness (7/1/2016) - Today is the first day of Corporate Wellness Week, which is running until 5 July. Employees eat nearly half of their daily meals and snacks at the workplace, which means that what is consumed during working hours can have a great impact on overall diet and health. It’s not uncommon to find that many of … Read More
  • ‘Balance is key!’ Our latest success story (6/24/2016) - We are sharing success stories to find out why people decide to see a dietitian, what happens on the journey, what the hardest part of that journey is and what results are achieved. This week we chat to Robyn White, who started seeing Registered Dietitian Kezia Kent after she had her second child. Tell us about … Read More
  • “We all make mistakes or have bad days” – meet dietitian, Faaizah Laher (6/22/2016) - Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? Cooking has always been a favourite pastime and being Indian so many of our occasions revolve around food and the kitchen. Helping people through what they eat became an interest when I was in high school and applying for a degree in dietetics seemed like the most natural … Read More
  • New Recipe: Veggie Frittata (6/10/2016) - Our latest NutritionConfidence recipe (developed by chef Vanessa Marx) is quick, easy, packed with good nutrition, and a versatile choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It may sound exotic but a veggie frittata is really just a fancy omelette mixed with colourful vegetables and cooked in the oven.  Once you get comfortable making a frittata, … Read More
  • Healthy Nutrition during Pregnancy (6/9/2016) - We are sharing success stories to find out why people decide to see a dietitian, what happens on the journey, what the hardest part of that journey is and what results are achieved. This week we chat to Bonnie Classen, who started seeing Registered Dietitian Alex Royal when she fell pregnant: Tell us about your journey … Read More
  • “Sensible, long-term healthy eating is not the sexiest of subjects” – meet dietitian, Hlanzeka Mpanza (6/8/2016) - Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? By accident actually. My father brought a career guidance book home that featured a dietitian when I was in standard 9.  I was fascinated about the idea that everyday food could help with getting the most out of life whether in sports, work, disease and general mental well-being. … Read More
  • How can a Dietitian guide you through the Nutrition Minefield? (6/7/2016) - From Great Aunt Phyllis, to your Facebook friend that lost 30 kilos last year, to the latest in the multitude of global ‘so-called experts’ who just published a fad diet book, everyone seems to know exactly what we should all be eating. And, unfortunately, very few of them agree with each other. When it comes … Read More
  • CALCULATE YOUR HIDDEN SALT (3/3/2016) - The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) joins forces with World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) to increase awareness on salt and health. In 2016 the emphasis of World Salt Awareness Week is on hidden salt. This is the salt in our foods that we don’t see or even taste, but that still … Read More
  • 4 NUTRITION TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AWARENESS MONTH (2/19/2016) - February is Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month and with high rates of obesity and the so-called ‘lifestyle’ diseases, such as diabetes, it’s quite clear that South Africans need to develop more awareness about making healthy eating choices. We asked four of our dietitians what South Africans should know about nutrition: Let’s head for the kitchen and … Read More
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT ‘HEALTHY EATING IN THE WORKPLACE’ (10/8/2015) - What we eat at our place of work has a huge impact on our overall diet and influences our productivity. The prevalence of overweight and obesity combined is now 65% for females and 31% for males (2012 South African Health and Nutrition Examination Survey – SANHANES) and unhealthy workplace eating behaviour is believed to be … Read More
  • Raising Superheroes – Book Review* (9/22/2015) - In the newly released book, “Raising Superheroes”, Prof Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot and Bridget Surtees advocate for what could be considered broadly as a healthy, balanced diet for infants and children. Fresh and real foods are promoted, which include red meat, chicken, fish, eggs; full cream dairy; vegetables and fruit; and grains such as quinoa, … Read More
  • Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work! (7/31/2015) - Every year, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from 1-7 August and this year’s theme is ‘Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s make it work!’. Optimal infant and young child feeding is defined by the World Health Organisation as ‘exclusive breastfeeding from birth for the first six months of life and starting from six months of age, … Read More
  • Dietitians and consumers deserve more credit (6/19/2015) - ADSA Executive Member, Maryke Gallagher, has responded to a recent article by Sonia Mountford, published on the BizNews website, entitled “Dietitians dishing you up a daily menu of unhealthy eating advice” http://www.biznews.com/health/age-well/2015/05/25/are-dietitians-dishing-up-a-daily-menu-of-unhealthy-advice/ DIETITIANS AND CONSUMERS DESERVE MORE CREDIT By Maryke Gallagher (van Zyl) The recent article by Sonia Mountford in BizNews titled “Dietitians dishing you … Read More
  • HPCSA inquiry (6/4/2015) - A concern was lodged with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a matter of public interest after a tweet from Professor Tim Noakes advising a mother to “wean” her baby on to a low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diet. The concern was referred to the HPCSA to adjudicate in February 2014 on … Read More
  • World Milk Day (6/1/2015) - Today, 1 June, South Africa joins a number of other countries around the world in celebrating World Milk Day. Why? Because milk is an important source of nutrients we all need to survive. These include calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and protein. The South African Department of Health’s daily … Read More
  • ADSA represents registered dietitians working in various spheres of nutrition and dietetics in South Africa (5/18/2015) - The Association for Dietetics is the professional organisation for registered dietitians in South Africa. The activities of the organisation are centred around representing and developing the dietetic profession to contribute to optimal nutrition for all South Africans. Registered Dietitians are qualified health professionals registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) who have … Read More
  • Optimal Nutrition for South Africans (4/29/2015) - It is very important to differentiate between public health messages and those that are tailored to meet the specific needs of individual members of the public. Public health messages are intended for the general public, and can be communicated as “blanket” evidence-based messages based on proven public health problems in a population and based on … Read More
  • Basic Nutrition Guidelines and Needs of Infants (4/27/2015) - There is global recognition that the first 1,000 days of life (from conception to two years of age) is a key window of opportunity for improving health outcomes during childhood and into adulthood. Optimal infant and young child feeding is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six months … Read More
  • Liquid Assets (4/9/2015) - Considering a juice fast? Read this first. Lauren Shapiro from My Kitchen magazine chatted to ADSA spokesperson and Registered Dietitian Nathalie Mat to find out if this is just another fad diet or if there is more to it: http://www.tfgclub.co.za/mykitchen
  • Salt Awareness Week 2015 (3/19/2015) - This week is Salt Awareness Week. My Kitchen magazine’s Lauren Shapiro chatted to ADSA spokesperson and Registered Dietitian, Alpha Rasekhala, about thinking twice before grabbing that salt shaker: Also visit http://www.saltwatch.co.za
  • Skipping breakfast will do more than damage your health (3/13/2015) - It’s 6am, you are up and about and ready to start your day, but have no appetite or time to eat breakfast, and so you decide to postpone eating until the next meal of the day, which is only at 12pm. In essence, choosing not to eat breakfast means you are consciously making the decision … Read More
  • Kidney Health For All (3/12/2015) - “Kidney Health For All” is the theme of today’s World Kidney Day Kidney diseases are silent killers, which will largely affect your quality of life. The mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease … Read More
  • Response to Grass Consumer Group Questions (2/25/2015) - Grass Consumer Group asked us some very important questions on Twitter last week. Some of our answers won’t quite fit into 140 characters, so we’ve put together a Q&A in response to their questions: Question1: ‘You state that you share science-based research with your members – what about public awareness? Any sugar studies? How do … Read More
  • A word from Claire Julsing-Strydom (ADSA’s President) on Sponsorships (2/19/2015) - “There has been a lot of conversation in the media and on social media channels, about ADSA’s sponsorship policy. This will probably be an ongoing conversation, but I would like to take this opportunity to share how we manage sponsorships.” ADSA Sponsorships I think it is important to talk about sponsorships for not-for-profit associations and … Read More
  • Healthy eating, healthy living in 2015! (1/19/2015) - Signing up for the gym, eating more tuna and drinking 9 cups of water per day are the seasonal New Year’s resolutions that sit on the top of South African lists. Not to say eating healthier and exercising on a regular basis are not top priorities, but going on a whim when it comes to … Read More
  • Launch of NutritionConfidence Recipes (12/8/2014) - We have partnered with award-winning chef, Vanessa Marx (from Dear Me), to develop the NutritionConfidence series of recipes. The series, which launched in November, with three diabetic-friendly recipes, aims to showcase that delicious food can also be healthy, making it easier to eat the right food more often for a healthy body and mind. “As … Read More
  • Welcome to NutritionConfidence (12/4/2014) - Welcome to our brand new NutritionConfidence Blog. We are so excited to be sharing our love of nutrition, health and food with you and are looking forward to travelling the journey towards optimal nutrition with you. The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) is the professional organisation for Registered Dietitians. Nutrition is a science … Read More
  • Beetroot is the new super veg! (11/14/2014) - The website lovebeetroot.co.uk says the vegetable became popular in Roman times and it was used to treat fever, constipation, wounds, skin problems – and was used as an aphrodisiac. Most beetroot on sale is round and red, but yellow, white and stripy versions are available. The beetroot taste is described as sweet, earthy and tender to eat. It is … Read More