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Nutrition is constantly in the media and as Dietitians we endeavour to monitor scientific change and balance it with practical application and the enjoyment of food.

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Sugar control is essential for better health

After years of encouraging a low fat diet with some success (a decline in heart disease and some forms of cancer) attention is now focusing on sugar as a possible reason for our weight and diabetic problems. Read more »

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Boosting fibre intake offers health benefits

Research shows that a diet high in fibre can reduce the risk of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, bowel and breast cancer, gallstones, diverticular disease and weight gain. It also seems that some fibres are better than others. Read more »

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Diet can offer protection when cold conditions threaten performance

Cold injuries and illness occur in a wide range of physical activities. An understanding of the importance of sports nutrition and planning appropriate meals and snacks can offer some protection and may also improve overall performance Read more »

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Healthy diet aids menopause management

Menopause is a natural biological process women pass through and just like puberty it is not a medical illness. A woman’s experience of Menopause is very individual and so there is no one “cure” for the range of symptoms that may be experienced. Read more »

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The support of friends aids weight loss

The decision to make a change towards a healthier lifestyle can often be confounded by the actions of those we love and care about. What can we do to stay ‘on track’? Read more »

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Could the French Diet reduce obesity in New Zealand?

The French diet is relatively high in saturated fat and yet in 2012 the French have a low incidence of obesity (11% compared to 28% in New Zealand). Why is this? Read more »

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How to increase the ‘Good’ fats in your diet

If you are thinking of cutting fat out of your diet stop right now. Fat is important for nerve and cellular function but choosing the right “type” of fat is what matters most to our long term health. Read more »

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Sports nutrition for senior athletes

Everyday we require sufficient energy and nutrition to meet our needs for life, activity and body repair. As we age changes occur to our body’s ability to absorb and process nutrients. Senior athletes need to be aware of these factors in order to maximise their performance, long-term health and enjoyment of events. Read more »

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