Nutrition Week

September 6th, 2016

Try For 5 – Nutrition Week 2016

October 16th to 22nd is National Nutrition Week in Australia. The theme for this year is TRY FOR 5.
To quote from Nutrition Australia’s website “We all know we should eat 5 serves of vegetables a day but did you know that the average Aussie eats only half that amount?”.
Did you know its important to eat both cooked and raw vegetables in your diet? The cooking process releases some of the phytochemicals that can help prevent disease. Tomato is a good example of this where the research has found a link in helping prevent prostate cancer.
The Nutrition Australia website has lots of ideas to help you improve your vegetable intake and that of your family. There’s the Try For 5 Challenge and lots of recipes and resources to find on the site.
http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national-nutrition-week

 

Cold Winter, Warm Foods

June 10th, 2010

It’s very tempting at this time of year to curl up by the fire, read a book and drink lots of soup. If gaining kilos in the winter is a problem for you, remember you will warm up just as well after a brisk walk or other exercise, as with a steaming hot food! Use soup as a lunch or main meal instead of an addition to a meal. Make your own using a stock made from scratch or a reduced salt pre-prepared stock. Add some legumes for a low GI addition and plenty of spices to heat from within. Check out the links on this website to find some soup recipes.