Striving for a traditional Mediterranean diet is a great way to achieve optimal health because of its nutrient dense, socially feasible and fairly economical dietary recommendations. Striving for a traditional Mediterranean diet is a great way to achieve optimal health because of its nutrient dense, socially feasible and fairly economical dietary recommendations.
There is much controversy surrounding these two spreads that look similar and essentially serve the same purpose but it is well worth knowing the difference, and more importantly, the facts that will hopefully put this debate to rest. There is much controversy surrounding these two spreads that look similar and essentially serve the same purpose but it is well worth knowing the difference, and more importantly, the facts that will hopefully put this debate to rest.
Teaching children how to eat well. "Teaching’ Children How to Eat Well"
Which is Healthier?
One of our first smoothie promo winners of R500 Flava credit from Heritage Hill.
With school holidays and the festive season just around the corner, fun food and holiday treats are becoming more of a focus. Mince pies have been available for some time now and with Black Friday done and dusted, some of you might already be stocked up on all the treats you associate with Christmas and summer fun. Over indulging during the holidays can be a real set back when it comes to health maintenance. Without the structure that the school day provides and perhaps a reduction in physical activity, overeating is easy.
Flava was proud to sponsor the Tyger Valley College efforts today in there race to collect 1835g of plastic bread tags towards 200KG for a wheel chair for a much needed recipient. #green #noplastic #sustainableoperations #environment
Crawford College La Lucia recently hosted their Valediction eats at our La Lucia branch.
While small snacks are encouraged at mid-morning and mid-afternoon to meet nutrient requirements, stabilize blood glucose levels and keep hunger at bay, it is important to distinguish between nutrient dense snacks and a treat foods.
Happy winners from our stores across the country enjoed their prizes with our recent Nomu Hot Chocolate promotion.
Eating too much or too little can be problematic when it comes to achieving optimal nutrition and maintaining good health. Practicing appropriate portion sizes when it comes to both healthy foods and treat foods helps to create a balanced diet without deprivation. All too often there is an imbalance between vegetable intake and treats. Getting this balance right means an 80 – 20 split between food and treats. Food should offer nutritional benefit such as fibre, protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, while treats are eaten purely for enjoyment as they mostly do not offer any nutrient benefit.
While snacking is encouraged in young growing children, constant grazing and inappropriate snack choices can undo the benefit of regular meals. The need for regular meals is a simple one. Children have a small stomach capacity but a large nutrition requirement. This nutrient requirement encompasses both energy and nutrients and can only be met with the regular intake of nutrient dense meals.
Often an underestimated, and under consumed nutrient, dietary fibre is an essential nutrient required for optimal health. Fibre is a form of carbohydrate that moves through the digestive system undigested, making carbohydrate containing foods the only source of fibre. While insoluble fibre adds bulk to the stool for the prevention of constipation and soluble fibre promotes slower digestion for sustained energy, there is much more to fibre than this.