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Rice Krispie

Healthier Version for Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats are always a winner at any kiddies' party, or a special treat now and then. Try this healthier version for a snack that can be enjoyed more often!

Ingredients Rice Krispie

4 cups Puffed brown rice cereal (available in health section of most supermarkets or Health shops)
1 cup Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
1 cup (250 ml) Peanut butter, sugar-free

Method to prepare Rice Krispie treats

1. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and ground cinnamon.
2. Stir in the

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Are bananas ‘fattening’?

This is one of the questions I get asked by most of my clients! Let’s have a look at whether bananas influence weight loss or weight gain…

Nutritional content of bananas

Bananas contain mainly carbohydrates in the form of glucose, sucrose and fructose. It does not contain much protein or fat. 1 small size banana will provide around 377 kJ and 1 medium size banana, 440 kJ. Bananas are good sources of antioxidants e.g. catechins, certain vitamins and minerals.

A medium size banana contains:

  • Potassium:12% of the DRI (Daily Reference Intakes).
  • Vitamin B6:20% of the DRI.
  • Vitamin C:
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November is World Diabetes month and 14 November is World Diabetes day. As part of diabetes awareness during this month, I have put together important nutritional information - that every person with diabetes should take to heart. Diabetes does not have to control you. Take responsibility – you are in the driver seat!

Know your goals and actively pursue it

Whether your goal is to lower your bodyweight, to improve your blood glucose readings to a certain level or to achieve a specific HBA1C level, discuss your goals with a healthcare practitioner and write them down. If you do not

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