We are living in a world today where lemonade 

is made from artificial flavours and furniture polish is

 made from real lemons.  ~Alfred E. Newman

Food glorious food! 

If there wasn’t so much pleasure involved in ingesting the smells and the tastes then eating would surely be one of life’s most arduous and boring tasks! 

It should be a pleasure though and the sensations that come about as a result of tastes and a combination of tastes, as well as aroma, texture and visceral delight ensure that there is enough adventure in consuming food to keep our systems ready and willing to take it all in.

Unfortunately, at least in Western society, eating is in many instances no longer an adventure but just one of those things that you do to keep yourself going. Of course we need the energy that is derived from food but when we see eating as having no other function than to ensure our belly doesn’t rumble, or when we seek to satisfy a craving by scoffing down whatever is in reach no matter how terrible it is for us, we will often end up putting things in to our bodies that have no right to be there.

On this site you will find helpful tips, recipes, ideas and much more to enable you to make the right choices when it comes to the food that you buy and the meals that you prepare for you and your family.

The Glycemic index

What are the Benefits of the Glycemic Index?

Eating a lot of high GI foods can be detrimental to your health because it pushes your body to extremes. This is especially true if you are overweight and sedentary. Switching to eating mainly low GI carbs that slowly trickle glucose into your blood stream keeps your energy levels balanced and means you will feel fuller for longer between meals.

  • Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight
  • Low GI diets increase the body's sensitivity to insulin
  • Low GI carbs improve diabetes management
  • Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Low GI carbs improve blood cholesterol levels
  • Low GI carbs can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS
  • Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer
  • Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance
  • High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate stores after exercise

How to Switch to a Low GI Diet

The basic technique for eating the low GI way is simply a "this for that" approach - ie, swapping high GI carbs for low GI carbs. You don't need to count numbers or do any sort of mental arithmetic to make sure you are eating a healthy, low GI diet.

  • Use breakfast cereals based on oats, barley and bran
  • Use breads with wholegrains, stone-ground flour, sour dough
  • Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat
  • Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables
  • Use Basmati or Doongara rice
  • Enjoy pasta, noodles, quinoa
  • Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing

FITTA food ideas

Todays FITTA Recipe

Carrot & Coriander Soup

Everybody loves a good homemade soup to warm up during these colder nights.

Click here for the full recipe.

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