Health and Wellness

Children, like adults, should be eating at least five servings of vegetables and fruits daily.
Children, like adults, should be eating at least five servings of vegetables and fruits daily.
Teach children to enjoy eating vegetables and fruit with positive persistence
Teach children to enjoy eating vegetables and fruit with positive persistence
17 December 2011

Few children are born with a liking for every vegetable, but researchers wondered if infants could learn to enjoy a specific vegetable, and how many tastes it would take. Their studies show that while it may take more than 10 attempts to get the child to try something new, with encouragement children can get used to flavours, textures and consistency of food.

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Dietitian Shirzad Chunara checks out the research.
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Dietitian Shirzad Chunara checks out the research.
Nutrition info... Is it all credible?
Nutrition info... Is it all credible?
20 November 2011

How many times do we receive emails claiming that a specific combination of foods will cure cancer, or that eating large amounts of certain foods will eliminate our cholesterol? Nutrition advice is everywhere, but it is important to know how to separate credible, good nutrition information from the rest.

Cholesterol: Know it - Lower it!
Cholesterol: Know it - Lower it!
Manage your cholesterol (Part 2)
Manage your cholesterol (Part 2)
29 October 2011

In the second part of her article on managing cholesterol, Baldeesh Rai, Dietetic Advisor to Heart UK adds to her recommendations on fats and sugar. She discusses the importance of eating more fibre and being active.

Pasta in tomato sauce is quick, cheap and healthy.
Pasta in tomato sauce is quick, cheap and healthy.
Skip the microwaved meal: Student tips for eating healthily on a budget
Skip the microwaved meal: Student tips for eating healthily on a budget
29 September 2011

Shazia Govindji has been thinking about what to have in her kitchen and fridge as she starts her second year at university. She shares her tips on preparing quick, nutritious dishes, and on how to keep to a budget whether eating in or out.

Eating breakfast every day can help improve concentration, reduce hunger and maintain a healthy weight.
Eating breakfast every day can help improve concentration, reduce hunger and maintain a healthy weight.
Breakfast everyday may keep childhood obesity away
Breakfast everyday may keep childhood obesity away
29 May 2011

Are children who eat breakfast regularly less likely to be overweight? Studies suggest that eating breakfast every day can help improve concentration, reduce hunger and maintain a healthy weight whether you are young or old.

Salt Awareness Week in the UK is taking place between 21 – 27 March, 2011 with a focus on “Salt and Men’s Health”.
Salt Awareness Week in the UK is taking place between 21 – 27 March, 2011 with a focus on “Salt and Men’s Health”.
Salt Awareness Week in the UK focuses on men’s health
Salt Awareness Week in the UK focuses on men’s health
22 March 2011

According to the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey of 2010, men tend to eat more salt and less fruits and vegetables than women, placing them at greater risk of stroke and heart disease. Azmina Govindji shares important facts and practical tips on how to reduce salt in your diet just in time for Salt Awareness Week (21 – 27 March).

The Ismaili Nutrition Midlands Launch event took place on 9 February in Leicester, UK.
The Ismaili Nutrition Midlands Launch event took place on 9 February in Leicester, UK.
Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event
Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event
11 March 2011

Professionals and representatives of leading healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom gathered at Leicester Jamatkhana on 9 February to learn about The Ismaili Nutrition Centre, a unique online resource that offers healthy alternatives to traditional dishes.

Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling or preparing food ingredients.
Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling or preparing food ingredients.
How safe is your kitchen?
How safe is your kitchen?
30 January 2011

You might think that you are sufficiently careful about food hygiene because you wash your hands regularly and store food in the fridge, but the dangerous germs and bacteria that lurk about your kitchen can cause food poisoning. These tips on preparing, cooking, storing and reheating your meals can help you to minimise the risks.

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.

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