There are more than three million people displaced from their homes in Iraq, in addition to several hundred thousand refugees from the war in neighbouring Syria. For elderly Iraqis suffering from diabetes, who are forced to leave their home to travel to a distant camp, it can be difficult to manage their disease with insulin or other medications.
One of the most important things in professional football is diet, as poor nutrition can lead to poor performance and strongly impact the way a footballer will play. Footballers need to be prepared for football training drills and endurance training, and having the right diet is the best way to achieve this.
There's no official scientific definition of a superfood, but it's generally accepted that Superfoods contain high levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals. They can also be a source of antioxidants, substances that shield our bodies from cell damage and help prevent disease.
Our knowledge of food and range of choice has improved significantly in the last 40 years. While dishes from the continent were only just starting to make their way onto household dinner tables in the 1970s, today they're a staple of many a family meal.
Let's add spice to our lives. Spices have amazing anti-cancer properties. The latest research has found that they can prevent breast cancer in many ways. The British diet has become spicier in the last few years and that's good news.
Let's get one thing clear - fruit contains sugar - but so do lots of healthy foods - beans, vegetables, whole grains - all contain sugar. Even blogger's beloved quinoa has a glycaemic load higher than the grapes they go to such lengths to avoid!
Just like when it comes to healthy and unhealthy fats, the key is to learn which carbs we should and shouldn't be eating. As with most things in life it's about achieving the right balance and avoiding the polar extremes a number of so called, self-appointed experts, would have you believe that's what you need to do.
Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.
Ridiculous conflicting advice on egg yolks, salt, alcohol and chocolate has made front page news several times this year, and this confirms one thing: innocent members of the public have become a silent plaything in the game of dietary research. The rules are ever changing and it's become somewhat of a farce.
The fact is, the real 'superfoods' in your diet will be the ones that give you the bulk of your macronutrients and micronutrients. The ones that you can afford to eat each day. Because, let's face it - when you're on a budget, the last thing you need is to be blowing £9.99 on a 100g bag of spirulina.
When you are on a budget, it's easy to feel deprived. Clean eating might be a real challenge, but it is important to know that you can eat healthily and clean, even if your budget is very small. You should go for smart solutions which will allow you to enjoy nutritious clean foods every day.
Crash diets work if you're purely looking at the scales, but in truth, the scales can be wildly deceiving... By severely restricting food and/or energy intake, the weight you see coming off the scales may not be fat... well probably won't be.
In recognition of this popular trend new products are entering the market all the time to make it easier than ever for all of us to include more ancient grains in our daily diets - Wraps, breakfast cereals, snack pots and meal accompaniments can all be found on UK supermarket shelves. So you no longer have to go to Hollywood whole food shops to eat like a star.
I've recently started to wean Anastasia onto solid foods. At 6 months, she was becoming less satisfied on breast milk alone and when she cut her first tooth - I decided it was time to hang up the nursing bras.
Among other scientific inaccuracies, one alleged 'expert' even went so far as to say that cutting red meat from the diet results in iron deficiency. What they fail to mention, however, is that if you replace your red meat intake, with other sources of iron, you'll be totally, 100% fine.
So, rather than asking if you're getting enough protein, ask where are you getting your protein from? The answer could have huge implications for your health.