Tag Archives: Breakfast

The best time of day to eat protein

Protein is hot.  While sugar and fat have had their reputations tarnished at various times – look at  sugar right  now – protein’s star is on the rise.  You can tell just by looking at food packages   trumpeting their protein content or added protein.  Protein bars, protein drinks and even added protein cereals are all […]

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More wise sayings from mothers

Happy Mother’s Day! Yes, mothers do indeed seem to impart the wisdom of the ages.  The number of sayings that are now shown to have a foundation in science appears to be endless. But there is one that many of our mothers got wrong: the clean your plate or finish your food as there are […]

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The top three things dietitians’ clients do wrong

Three common misconceptions  I  see regularly in my practice. Is your thinking wrong too? As a dietitian with a private nutrition counselling service, I’ve seen it all through my many years of practice – from weight loss and weight gain issues to eating disorders, diabetes, cholesterol lowering and healthy eating for pregnancy or for optimal […]

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Vegetable and Cheese Matzo Sandwich – delicious & nutritious

If you’re celebrating Passover next week, there may be many meat-centric meal ahead of you. Even for vegetarians, this holiday can present challenges in terms of lighter fare. Somehow the recipes all seem to prepare us to go out into the desert for a very long time without food. Here’s a quick light lunch (or […]

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Greek Yogurt with Za’atar and Olive Oil

In the Middle East, strained yogurt is known as labneh. Together with za’atar and olive oil, when I travel to Israel, it is one of my favourite breakfast choices each morning – along with all kinds of delicious salads, Israeli cheese, flatbreads and all kinds of fruit. Za’atar is a spice mix which varies depending […]

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Is your coffee a dietary demon?

How you prepare or drink your coffee is key to reap its perks l While your cup of java, besides providing you with pleasure and likely giving you a kick start to your day, does indeed offer an assortment of health benefits. There are, however, some potential downsides of coffee. The beverage made headlines a […]

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Five 5-Minute Breakfasts

Next week marks back to school for many and for others, it’s still  a return to more rigid schedules. The time crunch is on. While breakfast is key for maintaining your  energy level,  promoting high productivity and a good mood, the morning rush can take its toll. Without a plan, you can be left with […]

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Be more sensitive to reap assorted health perks: the ABCs of avoiding insulin resistance

It’s time to up your sensitivity ratings – insulin sensitivity, that is. Insulin resistance, or a lack of sensitivity to insulin, leads to high levels of this the hormone. It now appears that elevated insulin levels are a major culprit in disease development. Not only is it one step along the route to developing type […]

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