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Nutrition in the news – interesting articles from September 2013

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Here are some interesting articles that I came across in September 2013: Continue reading


Perfect Breakfast Recipe – Toast with Black Olive Tapenade, Avocado and Poached Egg

Toast with tapenade avocado and egg

I love toast in the morning. It is simple and takes minutes to prepare. The problem was that it did not keep me full for long when I ate it on its own. So I experimented with various combinations adding proteins and fats to keep me from reaching for the mid morning snack. I settled on the combination of toast with black olive tapenade, avocado and poached egg. This combination is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare. The great thing about this recipe is that it is very rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) found in avocado, black olives and extra virgin olive oil. MUFAs are good fats. They can improve blood cholesterol levels and some research also points to MUFAs having sugar stabilising effects which can be helpful for those with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading