Articles by Catherine Saxelby

Catherine Saxelby is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, best-selling author and freelance writer who helps busy women eat right, lose weight and boost their energy. On the Foodwatch blog, I cover the big issues in healthy eating from coconut to gluten-free and review new products to make shopping easier and better for you. I try out those trendy diets eg Raw, No Sugar, Paleo and find their best redeeming quality and make a guess at whether they’ll stay or not.


What is folate? Is it important?

First discovered in the 1940s, folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) is one of 8 vitamins of the B group . Once referred to as vitamin B9, it is crucial for several steps in the synthesis of the genetic material DNA. When it is in short supply, the nuclei of cells cannot make…

What is folate? Is it important?

First discovered in the 1940s, folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) is one of 8 vitamins of the B group . Once referred to as vitamin B9, it is crucial for several steps in the synthesis of the genetic material DNA. When it is in short supply, the nuclei of cells cannot make…

What is folate? Is it important?

First discovered in the 1940s, folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) is one of 8 vitamins of the B group . Once referred to as vitamin B9, it is crucial for several steps in the synthesis of the genetic material DNA. When it is in short supply, the nuclei of cells cannot make…

What is folate? Is it important?

First discovered in the 1940s, folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) is one of 8 vitamins of the B group . Once referred to as vitamin B9, it is crucial for several steps in the synthesis of the genetic material DNA. When it is in short supply, the nuclei of cells cannot make…

What tropical fruit is that?

It’s summer in the southern hemisphere and that’s when we get an abundance of tropical fruits. More and more exotic-looking fruits are taking their place next to the well-known and popular mangoes, paw-paws and pineapples. But what are they? What do they taste like? What’s their nutrition profile? And how do you know if they’re…

What tropical fruit is that?

It’s summer in the southern hemisphere and that’s when we get an abundance of tropical fruits. More and more exotic-looking fruits are taking their place next to the well-known and popular mangoes, paw-paws and pineapples. But what are they? What do they taste like? What’s their nutrition profile? And how do you know if they’re…

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