High Folate Meals and Snacks

Are you getting enough folate in your diet? It’s really important that you do, especially if you are planning on becoming pregnant. Folate intake should be adequate prior to conception to decrease the risk of neural tube defects. For more information on folate and it’s role in the body please see my fact sheet on Folate.

Here are 7 high folate meals and snacks for your eating pleasure! Read more of this post

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, also known as the night vision vitamin, actually refers to a group of chemicals (retinoids and pro vitamin A-carotenoids) that have vitamin A activity in the body. Vitamin A is essential for a number of body functions including embryonic development, cell differentiation (the process where stem cells become specialised cells), immune function and vision. In terms of vision, Vitamin A forms part of the process involved in dark adaption, which Read more of this post

10 Snack and Meal Ideas to Increase Your Calcium Intake

Calcium is an essential nutrient and is necessary for normal bone growth and tooth development.

A large proportion of our population, particularly woman, are not getting enough calcium in their diet. This is a problem because long term calcium deficiency results in the disease osteoporosis. Read more of this post

7 Snack Ideas to Keep You Slim, Trim and Terrific!

Snacking can either make or break your diet.

Choosing chips, chocolate, biscuits or cakes may satisfy a craving in the moment but will leave you with excess kilojoules, lots of sugar and fat and very little nutrients. Save these types of snacks for treats on special occasions. I reckon they taste better when you don’t eat them as often!

Healthy snacks will help keep you in control of your appetite, be low in energy but provide you with all the good nutrition that your body needs. Plus, Read more of this post