Do I need to take extra Vitamin C

Vitamin C has a very busy job in keeping us healthy. Here’s why we need it, how much we need and how we get it and let’s dispel a few myth while we’re at it! Vitamin C helps to: Absorb the iron from plant foods (such as grains and vegetables). Keep...

How do I get Enough Vitamin D

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) brought out new guidelines on how much Vitamin D is recommended: a new reference nutrient intake (RNI) of 10mcg (400IU) of vitamin D a day, for everyone in the general population aged 4 years and older an RNI of...

What’s a Serving?

Make it easy and practical for yourself to know when you are eating enough When it comes to serving yourself up a portion of pasta or rice, this can get very confusing just because they look so different dry v’s cooked. Easy Serving Guides: Pasta or rice (aim...

Hunger Scale to Control Hunger

A hunger scale can be used to rate your hunger levels to determine when you are really hungry, full and just right. Here’s how it works: The scale runs from 1 – 10, the lower numbers represent hunger and the higher numbers represent fullness.  It is...

What are Antioxidants & Phytochemicals

Antioxidants & Phytochemicals can help prevent against disease like: Cancer Stroke Heart disease Gut disorders Diabetes Try to follow this chart to help eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables to maximise your intake of antioxidant & phytochemicals...

How Does Stress Effect Our Bodies

Stress can have a huge effect on our bodies Stress can change your metabolism which leads to increased disease risk in your body.  When our bodies are stressed it produces cortisol from the adrenal glands. Here’s what can happen: If cortisol remains elevated for long...

Top 6 Delicious Salad Dressings

Dress up those leaves with my delicious salad dressings It’s all about the tasty dressings that you add to give the salads a bit of a lift!  Here’s my top dressings for you to try yourselves – Honey & Mustard: 2tbsp low fat natural yoghurt Zest and juice of...

The iPortion Lunchbox

The iPortion Lunchbox – available to buy soon! We often overeat in 100-or 200-calorie increments, which over time adds up to a weight gain that seems like a mystery to the eater. Most of us know what we’re supposed to eat, and how much of it. We just ignore what we...

Cranberries and cystitis – can they really help?

So what is true about diet and cystitis? Unfortunately a lot of this evidence is anecdotal.  There isn’t much scientific evidence to back it all up I’m sorry to say.What health professionals are confident about is that eating a well-balanced diet should help to keep...

To Add Salt or Not to Add Salt?

We know that increased sodium in the diet has a direct effect on increasing blood pressure and is related to increased risk of stroke. So how does salt have a negative effect? It contributes to hardening the arteries and so blood can’t flow so well, this...

Have you heard of Orthorexia?

When does healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession? You might say what’s wrong with the desire to eat healthily.  But there can be a fine line between eating a whole range of foods deemed healthy to eating nothing but!  When this becomes a bit of an obsession,...