Nutrition

  • How natural is a plant-based diet?

    How natural is a plant-based diet?

    17 August 2020

    Is a plant-based diet as natural as you think it is? It may not be, according to new research. Four in 10 consumers think plant-based foods only contain natural ingredients – despite many products containing ‘man-made’ additives. Researchers polled 2,000…

  • How to stop comfort eating

    How to stop comfort eating

    15 August 2020

    Break free from an emotional eating cycle and discover how to carve out a healthy relationship with food, says nutritionist Louise Pyne.  Food has the power to induce feelings of happiness but when we are tempted to eat for reasons…

  • Intermittent fasting – is it a good idea?

    Intermittent fasting – is it a good idea?

    14 August 2020

    Intermittent Fasting (often referred to as ‘IF’) has become increasingly popular in recent years. You may well have tried it yourself or may know someone who has. But is IF just the latest ‘here-today-gone-tomorrow’ fad diet, or does it offer…

  • 10 Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    10 Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    22 July 2020

    The experts at supplement brand Equazen reveal some good reasons why taking an Omega-3 supplement may be a good idea. It’s no secret that our bodies need essential fatty acids to function at their best but there are more reasons…

  • Will eating late make you overweight?

    Will eating late make you overweight?

    15 July 2020

    It’s often been said that losing weight means not eating too late, but some experts have said it’s total calories overall that matters. Is it OK to eat late in the evening? Nutritionist Angela Dowden reports. If you Google ‘does…

  • The benefits of caffeine for your work out

    The benefits of caffeine for your work out

    10 July 2020

    Whatever your chosen form of exercise, caffeine can help to boost your performance and help you get the most from your workout. Rob Kemp explains why. Coffee has become the workout warm-up of choice for growing numbers of cyclists, runners…

  • Eat the right food for exercise

    Eat the right food for exercise

    3 July 2020

    If you regularly work out, getting the right balance of carbs, protein, fats, vitamins and water is vital. We reveal the best foods to eat before and after exercise. Energy for exercise Carbohydrates (glucose) are the quickest and easiest form…

  • Hidden culprits in food that can cause weight gain

    Hidden culprits in food that can cause weight gain

    30 June 2020

    There are certain foods that we tend to think of as healthy or at the very least, non-fattening, but these can be foods that can actually make us gain weight. The more you know about food the more likely you…

  • Know your food portion sizes

    Know your food portion sizes

    29 June 2020

    It can be easy to underestimate the amount of calories we consume and overeat without realising it. Know what food portions you need and you’ll avoid unexpected weight gain. Even healthy foods can lead to weight gain if you eat…

  • 12 of the best foods to help balance blood sugar levels

    12 of the best foods to help balance blood sugar levels

    24 June 2020

    Dr Sarah Brewer has compiled this list of foods that balance blood sugar levels which are beneficial for anyone who wants to feel more energised and also useful for someone with type 2 diabetes.   Almonds A good source of…