I never really understood this debate because, to me, I would just assume butter was healthier as it is from a whole food source (and tastes a whole lot better). It wasn’t until I started getting into nutrition that I really discovered margarine and read all about how “unhealthy” butter was. The argument is that butter is full of saturated fats (which it is) and raises cholesterol and margarine was created as a healthy alternative, full of polyunsaturated vegetable oils.
My last blog was about studying and how you can do it effectively, but in order to study a lot of us like to snack (me included). The problem is many people either snack too much or on the wrong food or both. This can make it harder to focus as you aren’t eating food that is going to nourish your body and keep you full. So here I have compiled a list of foods to enjoy while you’re studying:
The next couple of months are birthday months in our household, this makes it hard to avoid sugar and other unwanted foods. You want to be able to enjoy yourself and not feel guilty about it. It sounds easy enough but when put into play can be quite hard to achieve. Here are 5 tips on avoiding the sugar but still having a good time:
My second favourite meal of the day (after breakfast of course) is dessert. But can I even eat dessert, isn’t it full of sugar? Well to answer those questions yes, yes and no. Yes, I can eat dessert, yes and is full of sugar and no because you can make healthy alternatives.
It is a known fact now that soft drink is one of the most damaging things you can drink. There is no doubt that there is a multitude of health-related diseases you are at risk of when consuming vast amounts of soft drinks. A lot of these health risks are because of the large amounts of sugar in soft drink, which is also a problem because sugar is highly addictive making it difficult for many people to stop drinking it.
This is something I haven’t yet talked about on my blog but have been meaning to for a while. Food wastage is costing families thousands of dollars a year and is costing the world’s economy nearly $1 trillion every year. While we may not be able to do a whole lot for the food wastage of other people, we can for ourselves. If enough people are actively trying to prevent food wastage, it can make big impacts on society.
Our week is often booked solid with extra-curricular activities and work so it can be difficult to make a healthy dinner. To ensure we have something healthy to eat every night we do this wonderful thing known as meal planning. We plan our meals accordingly, for example on nights when my mum is at school and I have work we plan a slow cooked meal, so we don’t have to think about it when we get home all tired and wanting nothing more than to eat.