March 2014

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    Is Saturated Fat Really the Enemy?

    Saturated fat and heart disease – are they really connected? The latest news headlines would have you believe they’re not. Many health experts disagree however, including HIF health expert, Susie Burrell. In this article, Susie explains that there is not a solo factor that causes heart disease… “Rather it is a complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle choices over a number of years, diet quality, nutrient intake, weight control, stress and physical activity.” With this in mind, we asked Susie what we can do to minimise our risk?  Read the full article and hear Susie’s advice on ways we can minimise our risk of heart disease.
     
    Category: Nutrition
    Low Fat Tuna and Cheese Potato

    Hot potato! Healthy – or not? For many people watching their weight, carbs such as potatoes are one of the first things cut out. But are we being fair to the humble potato? After all, complex carbs such as potatoes have many nutritional benefits - they’re moderate in calories, filling AND non-fattening, so pretty much a good way to ensure continued success in eating healthy. With this in mind, we thought our readers may be interested in this “Low fat tuna and cheese potato” recipe by HIF health expert Susie Burrell. Combining baked potatoes, tuna, onion, garlic, parsley and low fat cheddar cheese, you’ll enjoy some great flavours with every mouthful. 
    Category: Recipes
    How to Eat Well on a Budget

    Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget? According to our expert health blogger Susie Burrell - the answer is most definitely yes! In this post for our Healthy Lifestyle Blog, Susie discusses her top 10 budget saving techniques, whilst also offering her advice on easy food swaps which will not only ensure your body gets the nutrition it needs but will also keep a tight hold on your purse strings too. 
    Category: Nutrition
    Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

    Do you struggle to think up evening meal ideas during the week? Regrettably, with kids, homework, sports, bills and other daily challenges in the mix, opting for the most convenient (but less healthy) option is easily done! Well now it’s time to change that mindset! This week our resident health guru Susie Burrell has provided us with this quick and tasty “Chicken & Veggie Fried Rice” recipe.
    Category: Recipes
    How To Survive The Supermarket

    Need a supermarket survival guide? We all know the drill - you’re on your way home, the fridge is empty and you’re absolutely famished! With every good intention of picking up something healthy, you find yourself walking out of the supermarket with a packet of biscuits, some lollies, a microwave pizza and not a vegetable in sight! Sound familiar? If so, don’t worry! Our resident health guru Susie Burrell is here to help. In this post, Susie shares her top 5 tricks to ensure you never find fall victim to the supermarket again!
    Category: Nutrition
    Sedation for Kids

    Has your child ever suffered from an abscess? If you’ve answered yes, you’ll know how important it is to seek treatment and remove the infection. But with dental professionals offering ‘general anesthetic’, ‘sleep dentistry’ and even ‘twilight anesthetic’ – how do we know which method is safest for our children?
    Category: Dental Health
    Mixing good health with socialising

    Is eating out part of your normal working week? For many office workers, what may start with a breakfast meeting can easily be followed by lunch on the run, afternoon coffee and then dinner and drinks at a function... Considering an average meal at a café or restaurant can contain at least 30-50% more calories than a homemade meal, this can result in calorie overload and potential significant weight gain. So for you corporate social butterflies out there, is there a way to manage this? The answer is yep, of course - and our resident health guru Susie Burrell is here to help. 
    Category: Nutrition
    Late Night Dinners

    How’s your Tuesday going – busy, stressful, challenging? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, chances are your evening meal has slipped down the priority list? That’s totally understandable of course, but did you know it could be impacting your health? In this post, Susie explains the detrimental effects late night eating can have and also offers her top 10  tips to ensure we make better food choices. 

    Category: Nutrition
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