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Winter Diets: Supporting Our Immune System

There is lots of talk surrounding how our diet may affect our risk of getting ill, and it is important to point out at the start that there is no way to “boost” our immune system, and that there are no miracle supplements or foods which prevent illness. However, having an adequate diet providing us [&hellip

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Why Healthy Eating Isn’t A Matter Of Willpower

Don’t think of a pink elephant…Don’t think of a pink elephant…Don’t think of a pink elephant…! Did you think of a pink elephant? Bet you did! And I bet that, if you’re like most people, when you’ve tried using willpower to change your old unwanted eating habits, it’s not worked and you’ve been left feeling [&hellip

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Could Adding Calories To Menus Cause Issues?

Recently, the UK government announced that from next year, larger “out-of-home” food businesses will have to display calories on their menus and food packaging. This means that any restaurant, café or takeaway business with over 250 employees will need to show the energetic value of food items in a place clearly visible to the customer. [&hellip

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What Is Vitamin D And Why Is It So Important?

Vitamin D acts as a catalyst for many of our bodily systems, from bone development to strong immune systems, and even our circadian rhythm. Researchers have also expressed the potential links between adequate Vitamin D protecting us against coronavirus. (1) So, when the sunshine fades and the nights draw in, just how important is this [&hellip

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Healthier Lifestyles for Cancer Prevention

Our risk of getting diseases such as certain cancers can be divided into non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors. Non-modifiable factors, that we cannot control, include things like age or having a strong family history of a particular disease. Modifiable risk factors include lifestyle and environmental factors, such as diet, body weight and exercise. In the [&hellip

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What Are ‘Sugar-Free’ Products?

The World Health Organization recommends that consumption of free sugars should be reduced throughout the life course. It is recommended that the free sugars in an individual’s daily diet should not comprise more than 5% of their total energy intake (1). Based on the average adult diet, individuals aged 11 years and over should not [&hellip

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