Health and Wellness

If you take in fewer calories each day than you use up, the result will be weight loss.
If you take in fewer calories each day than you use up, the result will be weight loss.
Lose weight while eating the foods that you enjoy
Lose weight while eating the foods that you enjoy
16 January 2011

It’s that time of year when we tend to feel the effects of over-indulgence from the holiday season, and promises of effortless weight loss lure us into trying the hottest new diet. This year, aim to adopt a balanced way of eating that will not leave you watching the clock for the next meal time.

Not all burgers are bad for you. Try this wholemeal roll with turkey (or chicken) slices.
Not all burgers are bad for you. Try this wholemeal roll with turkey (or chicken) slices.
Healthy, tasty student food doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming
Healthy, tasty student food doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming
25 September 2010

As a first year university student, Shazia Govindji can relate to the temptation of choosing fast food over fresh fruit, vegetables and a balanced plate. But she has some tips to share with fellow students in search of quick ways to eat healthier without blowing their budget.

Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week
Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week
13 September 2010

Cholesterol is the biggest single risk factor for heart disease, and cholesterol testing is a good way to highlight that risk. In the United Kingdom, this week has been designated National Cholesterol Week, and the Ismaili Nutrition Centre has some tips to help you keep your cholesterol level in check and your heart healthy.

Water and fruit juices are among the sources of fluid that can keep you hydrated, and count towards your 6–8 glasses per day.
Water and fruit juices are among the sources of fluid that can keep you hydrated, and count towards your 6–8 glasses per day.
Avoid dehydration by making 6–8 glasses of fluid a regular part of your day
Avoid dehydration by making 6–8 glasses of fluid a regular part of your day
30 July 2010

Summertime is when the warm weather draws many families outdoors to enjoy healthy activities. But unless we are careful, the heat can also lead to dehydration – a depletion of our body fluids. Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself and your family well-hydrated while enjoying the sunny season.

Kente cloth worn at a festival in Kpetoe Agotime, in the Volta region of Ghana. The colours and patterns of the cloth convey different meanings and are said to symbolically preserve the history, ethics and moral values of the people.
Kente cloth worn at a festival in Kpetoe Agotime, in the Volta region of Ghana. The colours and patterns of the cloth convey different meanings and are said to symbolically preserve the history, ethics and moral values of the people.
Healthy eating, West African style
Healthy eating, West African style
8 May 2010

The continent of Africa is steeped in tribal and ethnic diversity. Its geographic regions in the west, east, north and south vary in language, religion and even cuisine. If you enjoy West African cooking, here are some tips to help you prepare nutritious traditional foods for your family.

Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, is situated in a mountainous area overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, is situated in a mountainous area overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
Flavours from India to East Africa intermingle in Muscat
Flavours from India to East Africa intermingle in Muscat
16 April 2010

Over the centuries, the peoples of the Middle East have intermingled, blending their cultures and traditions. Yet they have maintained their own distinct foods, traditional dishes and flavours.

The use of fresh herbs, spices and dried fruits gives Persian dishes a distinct essence, texture and fragrance.
The use of fresh herbs, spices and dried fruits gives Persian dishes a distinct essence, texture and fragrance.
Iranian cooking offers dishes rich in aroma, colour and flavour
Iranian cooking offers dishes rich in aroma, colour and flavour
18 March 2010

The cultures, traditions and foods with which Iranians mark special occasions are as rich as the country’s history. For instance, to mark Nowruz, the dining table is adorned with a special table cloth and seven dishes that represent new life, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience and beauty.

Eggs for breakfast provide a good source of protein and quite filling.
Eggs for breakfast provide a good source of protein and quite filling.
Breakfast provides quick and easy fuel to start the day
Breakfast provides quick and easy fuel to start the day
6 March 2010

After a good night’s rest, your body needs fuel to kick-start the day. Everyone should make breakfast a habit, especially children. It provides energy throughout the day and improves your ability to concentrate.

Look after your heart
Look after your heart
9 February 2010

Valentine's Day or not, looking after your heart is especially important for South Asians – particularly men – who are more at risk of heart disease than the wider population. However, there are many ways you can protect your heart whilst still enjoying delicious traditional home cooking.

Make the whole grain a part of your healthy lifestyle
Make the whole grain a part of your healthy lifestyle
7 December 2009

Buying a loaf of bread, a breakfast cereal, or pasta used to be straightforward. But today, a wide assortment of grain-based products comes with a push to choose healthier whole grain varieties. Just what is whole grain, and what makes it healthy?

A sample Nutrition Facts label used in the United States.
A sample Nutrition Facts label used in the United States.
Nutrition labels demystified
Nutrition labels demystified
6 August 2009

Labels on the foods that we purchase today include measurements of calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and fibre, among other nutrients. But what do the numbers actually mean?

Healthy cooking tips
Healthy cooking tips
16 June 2009

When you are cooking, watching the amounts of fat, salt and sugar you add are essential to achieving a balanced diet. By making small changes to your cooking methods, you could be making big changes to your overall habits.

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