Balanced diet

Top ten tips if you’re thinking of going veggie

13th May 2019 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Vegetarian, national vegetarian week, plant-based diet
Chunky wholemeal veggie pizza. Get the recipe here Being vegetarian is one way to help save our planet. So here are my top ten tips if you’re thinking of going veggie. One: The basics.Vegetarians avoid meat, fish, seafood, poultry, gelatine (used in sweets and jellies), animal rennet used in some cheeses including parmesan, Gorgonzola

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My plant based diet challenge: 30 different plants in a week

2nd October 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, gut health, microbiota, plant-based diet
A plant-based diet with plenty of variety is what we need to have healthy gut bugs. Research suggests we need plenty of fibre and at least 30 different varieties of plant per week. As promised here are the results of my plant based diet challenge. Did you beat me? Post on Eating Mindset via Facebook or

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Five ways to fight colds with food

19th September 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Preventing and treating colds, Uncategorized, echinacea, ginseng, probiotics, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin c, vitamin c for colds, zinc, zinc for colds
It’s that time of year again when wherever you go people seem to be coughing and sneezing all over the place. The best way to prevent the common cold is to sneeze/cough into tissues and throw them away immediately, wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with warm soapy water and clean surfaces on things like

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Help fussy eating is stopping me from choosing a healthy diet

18th April 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Overcome fussy eating, fussy eating, healthy eating
  We all have our different food likes and dislikes but if fussy eating is stopping you from choosing a healthy diet, here are some practical tips. Make a list of healthy foods that your already enjoy and then note their characteristics. Perhaps they are spicy or maybe bland, perhaps they are smooth or maybe

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Ironing out myths about dietary iron

8th March 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Vegetarian, iron, minerals and trace elements, vegan
A lot of my vegetarian clients worry about whether they are getting enough iron. All of us are being encouraged to eat a bit less meat and a lot more plants. So if we are cutting back on meat should we be worried about iron? In this blog post I will be ironing out the

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Facts about sugar

3rd February 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Carbohydrates, Fruit, added sugar, sugar
  We are constantly hearing that we eat too much sugar but people are confused. Here are some facts about sugar to help you make sense of it all. One: If you see any of these words on an ingredients list then you are looking at “added sugar.” Agave nectar Evaporated cane juice Malt syrup

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Eat more vegetables

25th January 2017 / Stephanie Fade

5 a day, Balanced diet, fussy kids, vegetables
Most people are aware that they should eat more vegetables and aim for at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day. Fruit and vegetables are important for reducing our risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke as well as for treating hypertension and supporting good bone health. I find that many of my

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Dairy Foods: Dangerous or Marvellous

18th January 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Dairy foods, bones, calcium, cancer, diabetes, diary foods, heart disease, stroke
  There are a lot of scare stories in the media and on the internet about dairy foods. Concerns have been raised about hormones increasing the risk of cancer and about antibiotic resistance. Hormones are used in some countries to stimulate higher milk yields, but this is not allowed in the EU/UK. Hormones may be prescribed

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Going vegan? Read this first

12th January 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, vegan
Going vegan is very fashionable these days but is it good for your health? I take a look at the pros and cons. Pros? Vegans only eat food from plants. We should all be eating a more “plant-based” diet, organising our meals around whole grains, pulses, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Diets that include plenty

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Eat Better in 2017

5th January 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, eat better, eat well, healthy diet, new year's resolutions
Personally I’m not too keen on the “eat less, move more” mantra as it says nothing about what to eat or how to move. On the nutrition side my simple message is “Eat Well.” Here’s what that means in 10 bullet points to help you eat better in 2017 : Eat more fibre including at

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