Nutrition

Water is vital for your body

When you consider that about 60% of your body weight is made up of water, it stands to reason that our bodies need regular replenishment of fluids to keep every system – all the biochemical processes – in the body
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Visceral, inner fat, the silent assassin !

Within our bodies lurks a silent, active and extremely dangerous assassin called Inner fat. It goes under a number of aliases – Abdominal fat, or Active fat, or Visceral fat,  as it is known in medical circles.  Visceral fat is
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The sugar scale (posted on 24\2\2015 by Rudi Louw)


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The 80 percent eating habit

When trying to lose weight, there are more diets out there than one can follow in a lifetime!   Sometimes it is not only what you eat, but how much you eat that affects your weight.  Eating too fast can easily
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Healthy Mexican Maize

Maize products in Mexico are much healthier than local products and the secret has been known for centuries in the Americas.  Since ancient time Aztec, Mayan and Mexican civilizations have developed a process of cooking maize that effectively softens the
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What is the glycemic index?

The glycemic index is of particular interest to people with diabetes, as they need to monitor the carbohydrate contents of their food.  Different foods have different effects on blood sugar levels, and these effects are quantified by the glycemic index
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Intermittent fasting

In a recent blog on the benefits of walking, a thought was spared to what the human body was designed for, such as ancient man walking long distances on a daily basis in search of food and shelter. It also
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Probiotic strains of human origin

Health Insight has requested Bioflora, the manufacturers of Intestiflora (widely used by our clients) to shed some light on the claim that this strain of probiotic bacteria is from human origin.  We received the following response from Dr Ela Johannsen:
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SUGAR – Why a proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages in SA?

  The proposed taxation of sugar sweetened beverages, recently announced by the National Treasury and widely reported in the press, forms part of the national strategy for the prevention and control of obesity by the Department of Health.  This is
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Salt intake – new regulations by SA Government

Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs came into effect on 30 June 2016.  Further reductions in the sodium content of these same foodstuffs will come into effect on 30 June 2019.  (The Department of Health published
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