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
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)