With so many cultures in South Africa, November presents the perfect opportunity to experience the various cuisines found across the country.
“Embrace all South African cultures and cuisine but remember to keep it healthy, and to practise portion control,” says Renny Letswalo, non-executive chairperson at Cambridge Weight Plan. “Also, these foods should be eaten earlier in the day, so that your body has enough time to digest them, and you can use up the energy during the day,” adds Letswalo.
According to Letswalo people can still eat their traditional foods that they are used to, they just need to prepare them in a healthier way.
“Food preparation is important in making sure our dishes are healthy, and so is portion control. Very often it is not the food we eat that is unhealthy, but the size of the portion and the way it was prepared,” she said.
Letswalo said the ingredients found in the traditional foods are not unhealthy.