Food For Thought

Sweeteners

6th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
Sweeteners By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. With the desire to live a “sugar-free” existence becoming more popular, the food industry has responded with a boom in sales of sweeteners (with the sweetener sector now valued at ~£60million) (1). Sweeteners can be derived from natural sources and so are deemed to be “natural” as

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A collection of “In-vogue superfoods”… are they really so fabulous for our health?

5th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

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The 2015 collection of “In-vogue” foods… are they really so fabulous for our health? By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. At certain points of the year, mainly New Year and the run up to summer,  it there tends to be an onslaught of social media posts and comments relating to the “let’s get bikini

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Sugar & Sugar Free Diets

5th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

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Sugar & Sugar Free Diets By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. Talk on following a “sugar free” diet has become so prevalent in recent years that I’m pretty sure that even tribal communities in far flung regions of our planet have had conversations about this latest dietary craze! We feel it is important to

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Healthy Eating & Travelling!

5th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

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Healthy Eating & Travelling! By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD I recently returned from my honeymoon and it got me thinking about how challenging it can be to be mindful about eating healthily when on holiday or when travelling. We were surrounded by SO much delicious food. The choice of several incredible restaurants to

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Health Effects of Sweeteners

30th July 2021 / Charlotte Foster

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Health Effects of Sweeteners By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. Both natural and artificial, naturally existing in foods and manufactured into food products, sweeteners are everywhere! But what effect do they have on our health? Are they healthier than sugar? Are they bad for our health? We want to take a closer look. To

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Happy Easter!

30th July 2021 / Charlotte Foster

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Happy Easter! By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. The giving and receiving of eggs at Easter is a tradition spanning centuries. Traditionally, Easter eggs came from poultry not the confectionery aisle in the supermarket! Hen or duck eggs were decorated by hand and this tradition is still practised in some cultures and religions today.

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Breakfast in a Bottle – Friend or Foe?

16th January 2017 / Charlotte Foster

Breakfast, Food For Thought, bottle, breakfast bottle
By Niamh O’ Sullivan BSc (Hons), MSc, RD .     Breakfast choices have hit the headlines with concerns surrounding the sugar contents of popular breakfast cereals and what children are choosing to eat as their first meal of the day.   In the last 10 years the breakfast market has been transformed from the

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Boosting Your Mood With Food!

14th January 2017 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     With Christmas behind us, short days, long nights and no prospect of  a bank holiday for another few months,  it’s not uncommon to hear people suffering with the “January blues”.   However,  this phrase often trivialises the issue of feeling low in mood or suffering with depression.  

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Food & Fatigue – Eating for Energy!

22nd November 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.   How are you? Busy? Tired? Exhausted?   Many of us can relate to the rat race of early starts and late nights – we are busy, busy, busy and it can really take its toll!   Getting the balance of life’s demands during daylight hours can be

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Healthy Eating & Travelling!

15th October 2016 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD   I recently returned from my honeymoon and it got me thinking about how challenging it can be to be mindful about eating healthily when on holiday or when travelling.   We were surrounded by SO much delicious food. The choice of several incredible restaurants to dine at,

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