Healthy Diet

2017 Nutrition Trends - Cauliflower

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

So it seems to be all over social media at the moment. Cauliflower recipes. But not your usual, pop it in water and boil the life out of it recipes, but actually as a healthy replacement. The main two being a replacement for rice and pizza dough. But why?

The Truth About Sugar

Helen Bond | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Bond

These days all we seem to hear is how we should be slashing the amount of sugar in our diets, and while it's easy to get caught up in the hype of the latest 'sugar free' diet - as a dietitian, it worries me that most people are still very confused about sugar

The Nutritional Myths About Carbs, Protein And Fats.... What's Right?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

With all the fad diets out there, there are so many food myths surrounding carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, which has caused confusion and stress about how to eat right. But are they true?

Did You Know That The Average Person Gains 11 Pounds Within Five Months Of Finishing A Diet?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

So... what are the key things you need to do, to get beach body ready and keep it off? You can make small adjustments to your lifestyle to get you there. It doesn't have to be a chore at all. With these few simple changes, it will get you bikini ready in no time.

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

It's Not Just 'Winter Blues': What I've Learnt About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is one of the lesser-understood mental health conditions. Because it is, in itself, a type of depression, it is easy to think it has been bought on by other circumstances in your life. It is only when you begin to recognise the recurring annual pattern, that you realise the trigger.

By Removing Sugary Drinks From Hospital Shops We Are Simply Masking A Bigger Problem

Lauren Vaknine | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
Lauren Vaknine

Despite the government's miseducation, we are fortunate enough to live in an age where information is available wherever we are on the planet, at the touch of a button. We are hearing about the dangers of increased sugar consumption everywhere, so why are people choosing to give refined sugar to their children, especially when there are so many alternatives? There really is no excuse anymore to be shovelling this rubbish into our children.

Intermittent Fasting: What It Is, Why I Swear By It And How To Do It Right

Melinda Nicci | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melinda Nicci

So, what is Intermittent Fasting? In broad terms, it's exactly what it sounds like: an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It's not so much about what you eat or eliminating certain types of foods, it's all about when you eat and giving your body time to reset its systems.

What Do You Do When Your Fat Loss Plateaus?

Dr. Sach Mohan | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sach Mohan

The fat loss plateau is common, and something almost all of us have to face when we're trying to get back into shape. Fortunately, that means there's a lot of tried and tested advice out there for kicking your metabolism back into action once it starts dragging its feet!

Is Your Diet Ageing Your Face? 5 Tips For Weight Loss That Won't Age Your Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

New Year, New You? Have you started the year focused on changing how you look this year? What if the diet you've started is actually going to make you...

Want To Eat Healthily But Hate Healthy Food?

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

There's only so much disappointment mere mortals can take, so if you've been eating natural wholefoods for weeks and still hate every single mouthful, no-one would blame you for throwing in the towel and finding comfort in a double cheeseburger with fries.

The Government's EatWell Guide IS NOT Responsible for Diabetes and Obesity

Emer Delaney | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I must admit, I get increasingly frustrated with some of the reports I read in our papers these days. Take a recent article that appeared in The Daily...

The Obesity Crisis: A Complex Issue But We Need to Take Responsibility

Emer Delaney | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

As a dietitian, the challenge is to educate people on healthier food choices, activity and lifestyle changes. Doing this in clinic on a one to one basis is excellent and, provided you have enough time, you can really drill down and identify the changes that need to be made.

Which Diet Works?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...

The Effect of Breakfast on Your Fitness: What to Eat Vs. When to Eat

David Kingsbury | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The commonly-held tradition, particularly in the western world, is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your grandparents will probably have told you that, your mother most certainly will have, but how true is it in today's society?

What Should/Shouldn't I Eat? Do I Really Need to Eat Superfoods?

Natalie Roberts | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

There are many superfoods which do provide your body with a fab amount of nutrients...but there is no miracle food out there that's going to burn fat like we all secretly hope superfoods will. ;)

The On-Trend Health Foods That Aren't Healthy at All

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

You're probably familiar with the health halo effect: that's when you think a food is healthy simply because it has a reputation for being so. It's the reason why (like most of us) it may have taken you years to realise that cornflakes and diet coke aren't healthy options. But you're older and wiser now, and there's no way you'll fall for fake health foods again right?

Tearing Your Hair Out

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

In technical terms, sensory nerve fibres, neurohormones and neutrophins all play a role in the hair growth cycle. Levels of stress can have an effect on these and consequently accelerate loss of hair.

The Real Reason We Eat So Much Junk Food

Joe Sexton | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Sexton

While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.

Mint Choc Chip Super Green Smoothie

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.

This May Lower Your Risk Of Bowel Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a pescetarian diet may lower your risk of bowel cancer according to a new study. People who ate fish and vegetables - but no meat - were 43%...

Pounding Head? These 6 Foods Will Sort You Right Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

How to get rid of a headache is a question that's plagued mankind since before the dawn of aspirin. The reason we've been unable to find a solution...

The Fight Against Diabetes and Heart Disease Must Be Fought on Many Fronts

Simon Gillespie | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Around 3.2million people have Type 2 diabetes and there are 11.5million at high risk of it. Over seven million people across the UK are living with the burden of cardiovascular disease - and every day more than 100 people will have their lives cut short by heart disease and stroke.

Is The Burn Diet Healthy Or Harmful?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The Burn diet, created by nutritionist Haylie Pomroy, focuses on the digestive system, which in itself isn't a bad thing as the health of your gut mas...

Do You Know The Vitamins And Minerals Your Body Needs To Stay Fit and Healthy?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While many of us understand that a healthy lifestyle needs care and attention, it’s a lesser-known fact that our time in the gym and focus on diet a...