Fitness and health 13.2.2016 11:00 am

Don’t take product’s calorie count for granted

Low fat has long been the buzz word on products.

I am sure by now you have watched the State of the Nation Address and I am sure you are still trying to pick your jaw off the ground. My article today is most definitely not on politics but rather addressing the state of the nation’s nutrition. Consumers place their faith in food brands and in return become loyal customers for life.

Don’t take product’s calorie count for granted
Don’t take product’s calorie count for granted

Don’t take product’s calorie count for granted

Low fat has long been the buzz word on products.

The Test Kitchen ranked one of the world’s best restaurants
food and drink

The Test Kitchen ranked one of the world’s best restaurants

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Cabernet is king for Bertho
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Cabernet is king for Bertho

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Motherland coffee celebrates the drink’s African origins

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Overweight teens run bowel cancer risk

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Currying flavour
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Currying flavour

Think lip-smacking authentic South African Indian-inspired dishes made with the finest KwaZulu-Natal produce.
McDonalds burger patty myths busted
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McDonalds burger patty myths busted

How is your McDonald’s burger patty made? Quite simply really.
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Feast like a king

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Justin Bonello is a man of taste
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FNB Whisky Live Festival kicks off in Joburg (audio)
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FNB Whisky Live Festival kicks off in Joburg (audio)

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Is “raw” chocolate the new sushi?

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Dairy products to be eaten with ‘caution’ – Tim Noakes
South Africa

Dairy products to be eaten with ‘caution’ – Tim Noakes

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J’Something cooks for students
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J’Something cooks for students

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Chef of the Year sizzles in Durban
food and drink

Chef of the Year sizzles in Durban

Both the Junior and Senior categories of the Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year were won by Cape Town chefs.
The Clover Little Big Cook Off: The Big Win
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The Clover Little Big Cook Off: The Big Win

The Clover Little Big Cook Off (#CloverLBCO) has come to an end in a gripping and brilliant finale that was packed with tears, laughter and celebration.
Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction
South Africa

Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction

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Take a #CakeBossSelfie and you could meet Buddy
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Take a #CakeBossSelfie and you could meet Buddy

Think you’re the next ‘Cake Boss’ in training? Well Buddy Valastro and The Citizen team are going to put you to the test with a #CakeBossSelfie.
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Filling in the Blancs in the story

Not so long ago – in fact, less than two decades ago – Chenin Blanc was a much-abused workhorse driving the volume, and a portion of the value, side of the Cape wine industry.
food and drink

Time to take Rosé wine more seriously

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Rhine and reason – the noble Riesling

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Seeing what’s wot at Little Addis Café
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Seeing what’s wot at Little Addis Café

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Michael Breach: Man of the froth
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Michael Breach: Man of the froth

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No longer cooped up
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No longer cooped up

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Frontier of SA wine changing
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Frontier of SA wine changing

The frontiers of South African wine have been changing, and what used to be considered the outer limit of respectable viticulture – beyond which anything that was produced should have come with a government health warning – is fast becoming not merely fashionable, but a threat to the old order.
Can’t taste or see the wooded for the trees
food and drink

Can’t taste or see the wooded for the trees

There is no shortage of wine producers who would prefer to keep their wines out of blind tastings.
Educating your taste buds is important
food and drink

Educating your taste buds is important

There’s more to tasting wine than most people – including industry professionals – often realise.

 

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