With the advent of home juicers, many claim to drink their way to wellness and weight loss. Kim Kardashian apparently did a juice fast to get wedding-ready, Beyoncé reportedly lost nearly 10 kg on a lemon juice and cayenne pepper diet, and Salma Hayek swears by Cooler Cleanse juice.
Dietitian Alpha Rasekhala has worked with the South African Department of Health, conducting nutritional assessments at hospitals, prisons and other facilities across South Africa and developing food-service management guidelines. His consulting firm works with government and corporate clients and he treats individuals in Joburg. He is a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). And we are chatting to him about salt this week.
Every day in SA, 33 people die as a result of heart attacks, 37 due to heart failures and 60 because of strokes. One in three men and one in four women will develop a heart condition by the age of 60. Nutrition plays an important role in keeping your ticker ticking, so we asked registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Xoli Dube for some expert advice on heart disease.
I am one of those people who can’t function without my double flat white in the morning. In addition, one of my favourite hobbies is ‘procaffinating’ with willing colleagues (I may have taken more than one coffee break while writing this article). So I was thrilled to discover that, according to new findings, coffee and its energy-boosting main ingredient, caffeine, are beneficial to your health, while plenty of their long-touted negative effects have been dispelled. So grab yourself a cuppa and read on.
Nearly one in 10 adults in South Africa are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes – and many more are at risk. We asked dietitian Faaizah Asmal Laher to decode this disease. Faaizah is a wife, mother, spokesperson for ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) and dietitian working in Joburg. She loves cooking healthy, but yummy, meals.
‘Healthy’ is such a relative term. For a sufferer of a chronic illness, healthy means being cured of their ailment. For someone who is overweight, it means shedding a few kilos or being happy in their skin. Being healthy depends on your own point of view and that changes the way you strive to become more healthy or manage your already-healthy lifestyle.