SUGAR REPLACEMENTS

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Article by  Dominika Zielińska HONEY True wholesome honey releases sugar in the blood more slowly. It may also contain small amounts of vitamins, minerals and propolis. MOLASSES Molasses provide a good substitute for sugar, which can be used, for example, for baking cookies. It is a rich source of vitamins B1, B2, B3 and iron, calcium […]


„LIGHT” PRODUCTS

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Article by  Dominika Zielińska The food industry offers a lot of products for people who care about their figure. Low-fat or low-sugar versions of many products fill supermarket shelves. However, the value of such food as helpful in slimming is debatable and some products have a worse nutritional value than their “fattening” counterparts. NON-FAT PRODUCTS Store […]


Cooking Without Fat

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Article by  Dominika Zielińska WAYS OF NO-FAT COOKING Dietary modification that is beneficial for health consists mainly in reducing the amount of fat. In addition to choosing low-fat products, we are able to reduce the consumption of fat used in cooking. This article shows how to prepare meals with reduced fat. Steam cooking is fast, fat-free […]


Psychological aspects of obesity

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Article by  Karolina Jakiel Obesity is defined as a state of pathological increase in the amount of fat in the body, which is also an integral component of the body. It is the fastest-spreading disease of the 21st century. It is a global problem. Both the causes and the effects of obesity have a diverse character. […]


Yoga for Diabetes

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Article by Ray Cacciattolo Diabetes can affect people at any age, leading to many complications like heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and even amputations. With the rising number of persons in Malta being diagnosed with diabetes, it is no wonder that the need for treating the disease is on the increase. One way to keep diabetes […]


Quick tip: Strategies for Weight Loss

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By Dr. Antonella Grima The key to losing weight is reducing the portion sizes of all meals and snacks. Another trick is to replace energy-dense, or high calorie, foods, such as biscuits, chocolates, and crisps with foods that have a lower energy density, such as fruit and vegetables. Eating plenty of fibre also helps you […]


Staying Healthy While Eating Out

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By Dr. Antonella Grima Article as appeared on eve.com.mt on 19th September 2014 Enjoying a meal away from home can be a healthy experience if one avoids a few culinary pitfalls and selects items off the menu wisely. Beware of Portion Distortion One of the major reasons why eating out often leaves a mark on […]


Snacking It Right

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By Dr. Antonella Grima Article as appeared on eve.com.mt on 19th January 2015 I often encounter people who are ever so diligent when having their main meals and who unfortunately commit a number of snacking blunders, thus consuming the wrong types of food and exceeding their daily caloric needs through snacking. The result is inevitable […]


The Festive Season: Indulge Responsibly

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By Dr. Antonella Grima Article as appeared on Ilsien in-Nisa Magazine, December 2014 issue The time to be merry is once again here and, as we all know, too much merriment often leaves its signs on our waistline. Public Health doctor and Nutritionist Dr. Antonella Grima gives us a few tips on how to enjoy […]


Enjoying the Summer Grill… The Guilt-Free Way

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By Dr. Antonella Grima Summer is round the corner and the smell of those fabulous summer barbecues is already in the air. Follow these practical tips to join in the summer fun in a healthy and low-calorie way. Choose your cuts. When it comes to meat, fish or white meat such as chicken breast are the healthier options […]