Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘drinking’

The Buzz on Caffeine – is coffee good for us?

Blame the cafe culture, our busy lifestyles or the increasingly affordable Nespresso machine – whatever it is, the coffee cravings in Australia are intensifying. Currently we down around 3kg of coffee per annum, a modest amount when compared to countries like Finland (12kg) and Norway (10kg) but huge when you consider 50 years ago we were going through .5kg a year. But is the legal stimulant really all that bad? […]

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Rise of the drunkorexic – dieting to drink

If I told you that a vodka and coke contained the kilojoule equivalent of a tablespoon of mayonnaise, would you think twice about ordering it? Go for a double shot and you’re almost up to a slice of pizza. This confronting, but realistic approach to handling the bar has reportedly snowballed into a whole new kind of disordered eating – but it’s not the booze that’s being forfeited, it’s the […]

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Getting Juicy

I have a shameful obsession with anything juicy; the healthiest being fruit. Slightly less healthy are those delightfully tacky juicy couture tracksuits, and the juiciest of juicy gossip mags – direct inspiration for my post on the purple food diet! For all the juice on juicing, hop on over to my guest post on Scoop Nutrition, in which I explain the pros and cons of juice, and explain the best […]

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Water – 8 glasses a day?

The importance of keeping hydrated is constantly being drummed into our minds. Take a glance around your lecture theatre or office and you’re more than likely to see several people toting huge bottles of the stuff in their dedication to getting their eight glasses a day. It’s not entirely clear where the magic number of eight originated from, but for whatever reason, it’s long been assumed this is the key […]

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Cure Your Hangover With Food

No matter how careful you are with your alcohol, at some time or another most of us have woken up after a few too many with a sore head, a sensitive tummy… or maybe both.  There are dozens of hangover cures out there, many of which people will swear by. But just which of these will really offer relief when you’re in a world of hurt?

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