Balanced diet

Do you need supplements? Some food for thought.

21st November 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Micronutrients, antioxidants, supplements, vitamin c for colds, zinc for colds
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 whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do you need supplements? Here is some food

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Chewing the fat

9th November 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Fat, omega 3, saturated fat, unsaturated fat
According to the Oxford English Dictionary chewing the fat was a phrase first used to refer to the grumbling and banter of junior army officers in the late 19th century. There has been much grumbling and controversy around how much and what type of dietary fat we should eat. In this blog I chew the

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The carbohydrate conundrum

3rd November 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Carbohydrates, insulin resistance, low carbohydrate, weight loss
Dietary carbohydrate is the source of almost religious fervour. I respect the passion but it’s a complex topic and arguments between professionals don’t help people who are trying to decide how to eat well. So here are my thoughts on the carbohydrate conundrum. I hope you will be able to use them to evaluate your

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The power of protein

28th October 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, healthy ageing, muscle mass, protein, weight loss
  Protein is an essential component of our diets. It is necessary for growth, renewal of cells and for repair of tissues. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, can be made by the body or obtained from food. There are 20 different amino acids in the food we eat, but our body can only

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