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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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The strange world of gut bacteria

1.    What are gut bacteria Our bodies are crawling with bacteria!  In the gastro-intestinal tract alone (starting with the mouth and ending at the anus) there are trillions of microorganisms, about 2kg worth of bacteria,  lining this 8m long tube. 
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SOURDOUGH BREAD

Gluten and wheat intolerant? Yearning for the wonderful (but forbidden) taste and smell of freshly baked bread? Why not try the sourdough option, as some people with intolerance to commercial breads (either to the yeast or the wheat or both)
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Less sugar for kids

The amount of refined and processed sugar that children consume annually has become a major concern internationally.  Studies indicate that many kids eat their bodyweight in sugar annually.  In South Africa young kids eat an average of 8 teaspoons of
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So many different opinions – what should we really be eating?

B(anting) or no to B(anting)? Low fat or low carbs? The list of diets that claims to work goes on and on. It is all rather confusing. There are so many foods to avoid. In desperation you ask yourself: What
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DIETARY FIBRE

 What is fibre in food? Dietary fibre is mostly made up of the indigestible parts of plants, which pass relatively unchanged through our digestive system (stomach and intestines).  Fibre is essential to keep the digestive system healthy.  Food such as
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Sugar levels in cold drinks

There are few things as refreshing as an ice cold drink on a hot day. But is it really as good for you as it feels? Sugar, like alcohol and cocaine, activates the brain’s reward area, causing the nerve cells
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THE LINK BETWEEN SUGAR AND CANCER

Recent studies have shown that most adults get 10% or more of their daily calories from added sugar.  However, in many this can increase to above 25% of their daily calorie intake.  On average in the US the daily consumption
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