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Veggie & Plant-Based Diets For Children

As we seek to lessen our impact on the planet, more and more people are looking to a plant-based or vegetarian diet. From 2014 to 2019 the amount of vegans in the UK quadrupled[1]. Over one third of the UK population identify as flexitarian (only eat meat occasionally) or are looking to reduce the amount [&hellip

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Is There A Link Between Obesity and Coronavirus

In England, 63% of adults are overweight or obese1. However, England is not alone since the World Health Organisation suggest that in 2016 39% and 13% of adults globally were overweight and obese, respectively – and these numbers have been increasing since the seventies2. Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease [&hellip

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Fermented Foods & Gut Health

Fermentation is one of the oldest types of food processing, tracing back centuries1,2. It has been used3,4,5,6 for: • Food preservation by inhibiting the growth of spoilage and pathogenic organisms. • To change the functionality of food including smell, taste, and texture as with bread. • To impart positive changes to a foods nutritional profile [&hellip

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How To Manage The Impact Of Stress On Your Nutrition

Are you feeling stressed and find that this affects your eating patterns? Or maybe eating healthily makes you feel stressed? Food and emotions are interconnected on so many levels, food really isn’t just simple nutrients to be consumed like tablets, instead there is a profound connection between mood and diet. What is stress? Although there [&hellip

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Common Misconceptions When Starting To Wean

Weaning, also known as ‘Starting Solids’, ‘Complimentary Feeding’ and ‘First Foods’ is the process of gradually introducing solid foods to a baby at around 6 months of age, alongside breastmilk or formula milk (1;2). It is a milestone for babies that can cause lots of questions and anxieties for parents as all babies are very [&hellip

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How Does Dietary Fibre Benefit Our Gut Health

Dietary fibre intake has been linked with beneficial effects on health-related outcomes, from stress and mental health to reducing the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and bowel (colorectal) cancer. Find out more about what fibre is and where we can get it from here. One of the ways through which [&hellip

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