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Eating colourful fruits and vegetables each day is a great start

Eating colourful fruits and vegetables each day is a great start

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Including lots of fruit and vegetables can also compromise the immune and digestive systems and, ultimately, long term health. By Eating the same type of food every day is not only boring but could lead to deficiencies in certain

nutrients if the foods are lacking in key nutrients.
Colorful fruits and vegetables like broccoli, like tomatoes, like carrots, like oranges have lots of different antioxidants, lots of different phyto chemicals. To increase your energy and give your body an invigorating year-long treat… Upgrade to colourful foods and enjoy mountains of delicious, fresh food!

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I may be a nutritionist, but I am just like you

I may be a nutritionist, but I am just like you

When you tell people you’re a nutritionist, they make certain assumptions. Face to face with someone for the first time, I’ve sometimes spotted that person trying to check for the nutritionist’s ‘core credentials’. You know the ones… the white teeth, the perfect skin, the radiant glow. This might be followed by a quick glance up and down to confirm that I also boast that body toned by pilates. There are others who automatically assume I spend my days nibbling on nuts and seeds, refusing caffeine and confectionery of every kind and compiling meals of carefully weighed raw veg, pulled fresh from the ground that morning.

I hate to break it to you, but that’s not really me. Worse still, I’m a fairly normal person with a normal desire for eating and with fairly regular cravings for bad stuff (in all its many various shapes and forms).

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The importance of Vitamin D in preventing Osteoporosis

The importance of Vitamin D in preventing osteoporosis

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What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D plays several vital roles. It helps absorb and maintain the amounts of calcium and phosphate in the body. These minerals are needed for strong bones and healthy teeth. In the introduction to my M.Phil thesis, I researched the factors that influenced bone formation and reported that “the build-up of bone during childhood and adolescence including genetic predisposition, diet, physical activity, body composition and smoking (Cooper, Westlake et al. 2006). Genetics factors have been reported to account for almost 80 per cent of the variance in peak bone mass (Davies, Evans et al. 2005; Bonjour, Chevalley et al. 2007). As far as diet is concerned, certain nutrition components have been extensively examined in the literature. Calcium and vitamin D have received particular attention and their associations with bone health in children and adolescents have been studied”.

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The health benefits of Manuka honey

The health benefits of Manuka honey

jar of honey with manuka (tea tree or Leptospermum) flower

According to doctors, Manuka honey’s high sugar content creates a waterless environment in which the bacteria that are infecting a wound are unable to survive.

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6-week course on how to stop craving sugar

6-week group course on ‘How to Stop Craving Sugar’ starting in Bath, 15th of January at 6.15pm

Sugar on wooden table

Did you know that your mind, your body and your taste buds can be hooked on sugar?

How much sugar are you putting in your diet? What is it actually doing to your body and mind?

If you are not Feeling Lean and Vibrant or as Happy as you like, or having Depression and Anxiety, Sugar may be the cause.

You are Physically and Emotionally attached to sugar. Research suggests that sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Read More→

The health benefits of the cucumber!

The health benefits of the cucumber

Cucumbers provide our bodies with essential vitamins and nutrients. Cucumbers are a bona fide tasty and healthy vegetable in their own right. Cucumbers will soon give you reason to eat them on their own!

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Types of cucumber include:

Dosakai – A cucumber that is yellow in color, has a round shape and is available in many parts of India. Commonly added in Chutney, Sambar or Soup, Daal and also in making Dosa-Aavakaaya (a type of Indian Pickle).

English cucumbers – Have very little in the way of seeds and can grow to around 2 feet in length.
Mediterranean cucumbers – Skins are smooth with nearly seedless flesh, they have a mild taste.
Japanese cucumbers – A dark green cucumber with a very bumpy skin. Mainly used for slicing, salads and pickling. Read More→