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  • What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterised by unusual electrical activity in the brain.  A surge of ...
  • With winter just about saying goodbye, we start thinking about showing off a bit of skin again but sometimes, that thought is no...
  • Women have traditionally been the ones to make sure that everyone is always taken care of before themselves. But when is it time...
  • Milk is the most commonly known source of calcium… So how much milk would we need to get the ideal amount of calcium in our sy...
  • You may have heard of it before, but if you are not using this super-supplement then you are definitely missing out! Spirulina h...
  • While women are often open to speaking about their health-related issues, many men are not. As the stress of life, both physicall...
  • By now, the health world is well aware that for a diet to be completely balanced, healthy fats need to be included. There is plen...
  • From a young age, you’re taught that it’s important to keep hydrated and to drink about eight glasses of water a day. As the body...
  • We’ve all grown up thinking carrots will help us see better in the dark, and there is truth to that!  Certain nutrients can po...
  • This rapidly growing disease not only affects the elderly worldwide, but younger generations too. This bone-weakening disease...
  • We have introduced a new feature in our recipe section, to identify whether a recipe is low fat, ‘heart smart’, low salt or v...
  • Do you have a whole cupboard full of recipes you think are probably not the healthiest?  Here’s some tips on how to take thos...
  • It’s that time of year again where, as soon as a colleague sneezes or coughs in your company, you go running in the opposite dire...
  • It’s World ‘Move for Health Day’ on the 10th May.  This important awareness day is driven by the World Health Organization an...
  • Many of us battle to eat a balanced diet every day and proper portion sizes are important in achieving this. Many of us ba...
  • Lunch boxes should be made up of five basic categories:   Dairy Starch & Protein Diluted fruit...
  • One in 6 people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime!  Avoid becoming one of those people by improving your health.  ...
  • Did you know that the 15th October is Global Handwashing Day? Research shows that children living in households that wash t...
  • Information compiled by Gabi Steenkamp, Registered Dietitian If we consider the word glyc- aemic - index, we see that the ...
  • Week 1 In the first week, you simply need to get out on the road, preferably with a friend or two, and start exercising. ...
  • SPAR has taken steps to ensure that it stays in line with global trends by incorporating these helpful 'Guidelines on Daily A...
  • (and Mom's and Dad's too!) Winter is a time we all want to ''comfort food''! We need to make sure that we're eating co...
  • If you are close to someone who is HIV positive, the most positive thing you can do for them is make them aware of the fact t...
  • Have sun-sense!  If you are going to be spending a lot of time in the, please make sure that you are well hydrated (and using...
  • Finding creative ways to fill your children's lunch boxes can be a real brain drain! Do more good than harm by ensuring that ...
  • When it comes to food-on-the-go, remember that fruit is the best fast food you can get!  Easy-to-eat are apples, bananas, nec...
  • If you are trying to fall pregnant or are already, it is vital that you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement with suffi...
  • We should all choose lean meat for meals, but what is lean meat? Cuts like pork fillet and chicken breast which have reduce...
  • Some fats are good for you! Eating lean meat to avoid saturated fats is a good idea, but you need not avoid all types of fats...
  • Don't be tempted to go on a strict diet if you have not stuck to your resolutions to lose weight! You can get back on track by st...
  • Healthy living is not only about healthy eating. It's about LIFESTYLE.  Include exercise into your life that is FUN and sust...
  • Skin cancer is a real threat to South Africans who spend lots of time in the harsh African sun!  Skin cancer is the most common ...
  • High Blood Pressure or Hypertension (HPT) is very common in South Africa. It is one of the MAJOR risk factors for developing...
  • A healthy lifestyle can reduce your chance of getting cancer So what's a healthy lifestyle? Eating a healthy, ba...
  • Good nutrition is essential for people living with HIV. Follow these dietary guidelines to ensure that you obtain all the en...
  • To do your best for the SPAR Women's 10km run, you need to eat a healthy, balanced diet. What you eat and drink during training ...
  • Testicular cancer This type of cancer is most common in men younger than 35 years. A poor diet may not be related to this...
  • What does food safety mean? ''Safe'' food is not contaminated by any harmful organisms and/or chemicals that could cause ...
  • Food allergies occur when your body’s immune system reacts negatively to a specific food. Symptoms of food allergies may include...
  • Diabetes develops when your body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin. Normally, when we eat foods rich in carbohydrat...
  • These basic guidelines on healthy eating will help you lower the risk of heart disease. Choose healthier fats, as well as...
  • Pregnancy is the time to look after your diet very carefully! During pregnancy you will have an increased need for energy and...
  • Good nutrition is important throughout all stages of our life - childhood, adolescence, adulthood and the later years. Becomi...
  • To balance your child's daily eating, make sure that you provide a variety of foods: Include protein with each meal. ...
  • Good health is valuable. To achieve a healthy diet, follow the Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for South Africans. Enjoy ...
  • There are many factors that are related to breast cancer. We cannot control many of these factors... but some of them we can....