They say you should detox If you own a liver and kidney you are detoxing 24/7. Check if you have these and if you do, don’t panic. To help them along keep well hydrated and don’t drink alcohol in excess. They say you should cut out sugar I recently had a visit in clinic from
A request for ‘man snacks’ came recently from one of the alpha males in my extended family. I laughed initially at the thought of snacks being gender aligned, until I took myself and my husband as an example: Snacks for me: – Fresh fruit, dates, dried apricots, dark chocolate, home made oat cookies, bliss balls.
How to Make Exercise in Pregnancy Safe Exercise during pregnancy has a positive effect on your health and the developing baby. Women who exercise during pregnancy experience less back and pelvic pain, lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, better diabetic control if they already have diabetes, and a lower risk of complications during labour.
I spent the weekend just gone slightly in awe of delicately framed French women savouring traditional rich French cuisine. The French Paradox that struck me here was not so much the lack of heart disease in a country consuming foods so loaded with saturated fats, but the lack of pot belly. How do these ladies
When thinking about rugby and nutrition, the first thing that springs to mind is protein and lots of it! In fact protein seems to be top dog at the moment with everyone from office workers to gym bunnies reaching for protein shakes. But when are they needed and when are you literally flushing your money
As a nerd I like to have a set of rules to work to. I like numbers, and I like it when they’re based on research. It also helps when that number answers a question I get asked a lot: how much protein should I eat? For ideal recovery post workout that’ll be 20 grams.
I’ve become a weekday quasi-vegetarian. It happened by accident really. My husband has been working away from home Monday to Friday and so I’ve been cooking what I crave and what the children like – which is mainly cheese, beans, fish and vegetables. Sometimes chicken – but since our move we no longer have a decent
How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is the most frequent complication in pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance causing hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) that starts during pregnancy. Of the 700,000+ women who give birth in England and Wales each year, 30,600 developed diabetes during pregnancy (i.e. 4.3% of all pregnancies)
What a week for sugar! We’ve had Jamie Oliver condemning it whilst surrounded by prosthetic limbs and extracted teeth and meanwhile the Great British bake off contestants are shunning it in favour of supposedly healthier bakes containing fancier alternatives. I feel compelled to peel back the media hype once again and set a few things
Yesterday was a busy day in the world of nutrition! With SACN’s report telling us all to eat less sugar and drink fewer fizzy drinks, what does their key message actually mean? We’ve been told, Free sugars should account for no more than 5% daily dietary energy intake and already I’ve