Tag Archives: "Balanced diet"

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

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 …

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Five ways to fight colds with food

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 thoroug …

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Help fussy eating is stopping me from choosing a healthy diet

  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 a …

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Ironing out myths about dietary iron

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 …

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Facts about 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 nec …

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Eat more 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 hypertensi …

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Dairy Foods: Dangerous or Marvellous

  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 …

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Going vegan? Read this first

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, …

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Eat Better in 2017

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 …

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Do you need supplements? Some food for thought.

Vitamins, minerals and trace elements are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts. The actual amounts you need vary. This will depend on your age, the amount of physical activity you take, your medical history, gender and for women wh …

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