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Maintaining a healthy, happy weight
With winter just about saying goodbye, we start thinking about showing off a bit of skin again but sometimes, that thought is no...
Ladies, put your health first!
Women have traditionally been the ones to make sure that everyone is always taken care of before themselves. But when is it time...
Are you getting enough calcium?
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...
What is Spirulina?
You may have heard of it before, but if you are not using this super-supplement then you are definitely missing out! Spirulina h...
Men: Eat better to live better
While women are often open to speaking about their health-related issues, many men are not. As the stress of life, both physicall...
The benefits of Omega 3
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...
Staying hydrated this winter
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...
Your diet can improve your eyes!
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...
The crumbling truth about osteoporosis
This rapidly growing disease not only affects the elderly worldwide, but younger generations too. This bone-weakening disease...
Identify healthier recipes!
We have introduced a new feature in our recipe section, to identify whether a recipe is low fat, ‘heart smart’, low salt or v...
Reinvent your recipes
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...
Combat colds and flu this winter
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...
Hop, Skip and Jump for Health
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. ...
Washing hands can impact lives
Did you know that the 15th October is Global Handwashing Day? Research shows that children living in households that wash t...
What is the Glycaemic Index?
Information compiled by Gabi Steenkamp, Registered Dietitian If we consider the word glyc- aemic - index, we see that the ...
Sonja Laxton's 10km training plan
Week 1 In the first week, you simply need to get out on the road, preferably with a friend or two, and start exercising. ...
Food labelling (nutrition guidelines)
SPAR has taken steps to ensure that it stays in line with global trends by incorporating these helpful 'Guidelines on Daily A...
Healthy winter solutions for kids
(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...
HIV health tip
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...
Sun sense throughout the year
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...
Make lunch boxes safe
Finding creative ways to fill your children's lunch boxes can be a real brain drain! Do more good than harm by ensuring that ...
Fast food - healthier snacking
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...
Essential for pregnancy
If you are trying to fall pregnant or are already, it is vital that you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement with suffi...
Keep it lean
We should all choose lean meat for meals, but what is lean meat? Cuts like pork fillet and chicken breast which have reduce...
Face the fats
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...
Diet or no diet?
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...
Hop, skip and jump for health
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 ...
Healthy eating for high blood pressure
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension (HPT) is very common in South Africa. It is one of the MAJOR risk factors for developing...
Help reduce your risk of cancer
A healthy lifestyle can reduce your chance of getting cancer So what's a healthy lifestyle? Eating a healthy, ba...
Healthy eating for people living with HIV
Good nutrition is essential for people living with HIV. Follow these dietary guidelines to ensure that you obtain all the en...
Eat a balanced diet before the SPAR women's race
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...
Healthy eating for a healthy heart
These basic guidelines on healthy eating will help you lower the risk of heart disease. Choose healthier fats, as well as...
Healthy eating during pregnancy
Pregnancy is the time to look after your diet very carefully! During pregnancy you will have an increased need for energy and...
Healthy eating for later years
Good nutrition is important throughout all stages of our life - childhood, adolescence, adulthood and the later years. Becomi...
Healthy eating for children
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 ...
Increase your awareness of breast cancer
There are many factors that are related to breast cancer. We cannot control many of these factors... but some of them we can....
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