Posts Tagged ‘heart health’

Practical Tips for Label Reading

Guest Post from Sally Marchini – Dietitian and person with type 1 diabetes My very first blog for Diabetes Counselling Online was written on label reading because as a dietitian I have found it is such a popular topic with clients, to help them be clear on how to make healthier food choices when shopping. To…

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Yoghurt, Probiotics and d-health

probiotics and diabetes

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian With so much fascinating talk about gut microbiata (micro-organisms/bacteria) and health about, I thought it worth a fresh look at yoghurt as part of the dairy serves in our day as it is a great source of these microbiata in our diets.  I’m also often asked about which are the best…

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Making 2&5 easy

Guest Post by Sally Marchini, Dietitian We’re all so busy these days. How on Earth are we meant to able to consider our health and getting enough fruit and vegetables (our 2&5) into the meals we eat? Often I see clients who, when I take their diet histories, they don’t even start to consider foods…

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Learning to Love Legumes

Guest Post Sally Marchini – Dietitian When you were a child, were legumes amongst the foods that you really disliked the flavour/texture of? Do you still avoid them? Just recently I’ve had a few clients telling me that they just can’t stand legumes, and when I dig a bit deeper it’s usually not such a…

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Saucy Tips to Improve d-Health

Guest Post by Sally Marchini – Dietitian Today we are looking at some ideas presented by our members on how to swap some of the more processed sauces for lower sodium/fat/sugar varieties and some great ideas for fresh, homemade options. I thought we’d look at some of these today, and how we could modify some…

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Discussion on low carb diets

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian By popular demand I think that this topic deserves a blog to help explain some of the ‘stuff we hear’ around carbohydrates and type 2 diabetes. I’d also encourage people with type 1 diabetes to read this, because some of the points made are also relevant for us! Up front I…

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Fibre is our d-friend

Guest Post, Sally Marchini, Dietitian I’m sure you’ve all heard about the importance of including good levels of fibre for good digestive health, so I thought it worthwhile to talk through the different types of fibres and how they benefit us as well as what the evidence says about fibre in relation to diabetes and…

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Oats for d-Health

Guest Post by Sally Marchini – dietitian Oats are an awesome topic for a d-blog as they bring together so many aspects of food in our lives with diabetes including the glycemic index of carbohydrates, the importance of whole grains in our diets, soluble and insoluble fibre, heart health and the chance to talk about…

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An easter d-look at chiccy eggs

Guest Post Sally Marchini, Dietitian As it’s Easter next weekend I thought a good topic to talk about might be eggs – not choccy eggs but chiccy eggs 🙂 Reason being that many people choose to avoid meat over the Easter period for religious reasons and eggs are an eggcellent way to help you meet…

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