Water. We're talking about water! With summer on its way and the promise of hotter temperatures (hopefully!) we typically think about drinking more water to help stay hydrated. However, this is actually true all year round. So are you drinking enough water? Our body is made up of <60% water and not only is water … Continue reading Are you drinking enough?
This week 11-17 June it is National Diabetes Week in the UK and both weight management and blood-glucose control are important risk factors for the disease. It is reported that almost 3.7 million people were diagnosed in 2017, with 10% diagnosed with Type 1 and 90% diagnosed with Type 2* diabetes. In the US the latest statistics … Continue reading National Diabetes Week: Weight Management & Blood Glucose control
Never before has food and diet been so well covered by the media, yet instead of making sense of it all, it has become increasingly more confusing. From new vocabularly asking if we're flexitarian (kind of vegan but love the odd meat-treat) versus paleolithic, to unpronounceable superfoods taking front shelf in our supermarkets. No need … Continue reading Confused about food..now more than ever
About a month ago I gave a seminar on "eating to promote health" to a room full of 30 adults, of mixed age and including both men and women. As I went through BANT's Wellness Solution Guidelines I was reminded with every question that arose, just how individual we all are. For every nutritional guideline … Continue reading How can Nutrition cater to our individual needs?
After years of being told that fat is bad for us there has been a welcome shift in focus in recent years towards "healthy fats" and the essential role they play in the body. Just a decade ago the advice was typically to choose low fat products. However many of these products can be high … Continue reading Recipe: Embracing healthy fats with Avocado Guacamole
Getting a good balance of lean protein in the diet can be really helpful for supporting the body's natural growth and repair systems. Animal proteins such as meat, fish and eggs provide the complete range of essential amino acids which the body uses as the building blocks for muscle and tissue which is why it's … Continue reading Recipe: Turkey, Courgette & Mint Polpette
Jamie Oliver has launched a new campaign in the UK "AdEnough" to lobby the government to stop promoting junk food marketing to kids, and introduce a 9pm watershed on all junk food advertising on TV as well as proper controls for what kids see online, in the street and on public transport. With the rise … Continue reading #AdEnough of Junk Food Ads
Traditionally Easter has always been a time of feasting, after the prolonged fasting period during Lent which precedes it. The modern-day take on Easter has turned it into an entirely sweet affair with chocolate eggs, simnel cake and hot cross buns leading the charge, and with these foods being mass produced by food manufacturers they … Continue reading Making Easter treats just a little bit healthier
There has been a great media response in the headlines over last weeks announcement from Public Health England (PHE) to use calorie counting and portion control in the fight against obesity. PHE launched their "One You" campaign to address preventable disease in adults and more specifically target the 40% of lifestyle related illnesses and deaths … Continue reading “Count calories to tackle obesity” says Public Health England (PHE)
Beetroot-blushed gnocchi with heart-beets and rocket Gnocchi is one of the quickest dishes to prepare and whether fresh or packet, has a cooking time of just 3 to 6 minutes. Garnished with beetroot love hearts, a handful of rocket and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese this valentine’s supper is sure to be a winner for … Continue reading Beetroot-blushed gnocchi to fill your heart with love this Valentines