What is Fat?

What is Fat? Fat is often associated with greasy burgers, pizzas and chips. But it is actually a vital nutrient that has important functions within the body. What does Fat do within the body? The main function of fat is to provide energy, fats save proteins from being used for energy and allow them to […]

What is Cholesterol?

What is Cholesterol? A massive 6 out of 10 people in the UK have raised or high cholesterol levels. But what is cholesterol and what is its function within the body? Cholesterol is a substance in the body that is essential for building and regulating cells, it is a waxy, fat like substance that is […]

5 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

5 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes Slow cookers are awesome! You literally just fling everything in the pot, turn it on, let it cook away all day and come home to a ready made dinner. With the darker nights coming in and the weather changing you cannot beat a nice big pot of something yummy done […]

5 Healthy Lunch Ideas

5 Healthy Alternatives to Sandwiches for Lunch What you eat at lunch time can have a massive effect on how you feel for the rest of the afternoon. If you regularly feel like you could take a nap after lunch or have mental cravings for sugar you maybe need to change your lunch up a […]

The Grape Debate

The Grape Debate In the last few weeks I have had a few clients ask me if they can eat grapes. Some had been told they could only eat them if they were frozen so they didn’t eat too many, some were told that grapes will make you gain weight, grapes are full of sugar…….WTF! […]

What is the best cheese to eat?

  Say cheese! Cheese is full of protein, calcium, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin B12 BUT is often high in saturated fat and salt. This means eating too much could lead to high cholesterol and high blood pressure, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. So which cheeses contain the least amount of fats and calories?   From […]

Why Eat Strawberries?

Wimbledon starts today, which means that Strawberry consumption goes through the roof! 28,000kg of Strawberries will be eaten at Wimbledon over the 2 weeks.       Strawberries are an amazing little fruit, packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins, nutrients and fibre, here are just some of the reasons you should be including these in your diet. […]

My Top 5 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

15-22nd May is Vegetarian Week  #NATIONALVEGETARIANWEEK Here are my Top 5 favourite veggie recipes for you to try, these recipes are packed full of flavour and are super easy to make. 1. African Stew and Rice  Serves 4 Ingredients 1tsp olive oil 1 large onion chopped 3 crushed garlic cloves 2tsp fresh ginger grated half […]

10 Food Tips To Boost Your Mood

October 10th is #WorldMentalHealthDay. What you eat and drink can have a major effect on how you feel and your overall moods. Improving your diet can help to increase a more positive mental attitude, help to to think in a clearer way, calm your moods and also give you more energy. Here are 10 Food […]

The Importance Of Water

“Water, Water everywhere….” Water is calorie free, is amazing when its chilled  (granted not quite as good as a nice chilled white wine, but much better for you!) and is vital for your body. Why do we need water? Water is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, and is also known […]

You Are What You Eat

“You Are What You Eat” Diet (Oxford Dictionary) 1 the kinds of food that a person, animal or community habitually eats. 2 a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves to lose weight or for health reasons. Definitions of the word Diet Usual food and drink of a person or animal. A […]