1. 1 in 6 Australians will have a stroke
This week is National Stroke Week. Whilst researching the latest facts on Stroke (check out the Stroke Foundation’s website here), I learnt an interesting one. Did you know 1 in 6 people in Australia will have a Stroke? Sounds like a pretty high risk to me. Something we all need to think about……
I don’t want to bang on about this depressing statistic but I thought this week might be a timely moment to bring up the issue of salt. One of the major risks for Stroke is High Blood Pressure. Linked with this is salt. Eating too much salt is strongly related to developing High Blood Pressure. So if you haven’t thought about how much salt you eat you might want to keep reading to learn more nutrition facts about salt:
I’ve become reacquainted with a humble mineral this week. With a few Pregnant Mums on my books and a worldwide push to avoid Iodine Deficiency, I have been doing a bit of old fashioned nutrition revision.
Why you ask? Well, for most of the time I have worked as a Dietitian, Iodine has really not been a major deal. Until recently, unless you lived or worked in a developing country, Iodine deficiency was uncommon. This blog post is a bit of summary on where we are at with Iodine these days. Continue reading
Many people ask if it’s OK to have frozen or ready to eat meals. Are frozen meals healthy? It’s a tough question and there is probably not a right or wrong answer.
To give you some background information, the idea for this blog post was sparked when I was talking with a client this week. They have Type 2 Diabetes and we were talking about a new frozen food range on the market. The food range is known as ‘Made For You Foods’ and is specifically targeted at people with Diabetes. For more info on ‘Made For You’ check out their website here.