World Breast Feeding Week It is World Breastfeeding Week (1st -7th August)! This is a global movement to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Breastfeeding helps to satisfy a baby’s needs, it is also a special moment in which mothers bond with their babies and create a long-lasting relationship.… Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding Benefits & Diet
The summer holiday season is upon us and many are planning to go on vacation with family and friends to experience life in another country for a couple of weeks. During the summer holidays, comfortable resorts, warm waters and white, sandy beaches will surely be enjoyed. Though, trying out delicious meals the destination has to… Continue reading 4 Tips To Maintain Your Weight On Holiday
Kicked off the first cookbook club with a bang! We had so much fun, informative talks, ate delicious dishes and had even more fun! At the start, a brief about the aims and mission for the cookbook club was given to the lovely people who came. We then had some starters which consisted of fruit… Continue reading Cookbook Club – July 2017
Excited to launch this tomorrow (Thursday 20th July)! The monthly cookbook club is open to everyone!! It a social evening with talks on nutrition and health, people trying out different recipes, discussing their fav cookbooks, eating delicious food, and having lots of fun (plus a £3 contribution to cover costs). We will meet on the last… Continue reading Monthly Cookbook Club!
Fasting is a special time of spiritual reflection, increased devotion, worship and abstention from eating and drinking during specific fasting times is imperative. It essential for individuals fasting during the summer months to maintain their energy levels, stay hydrated and aim to have a healthy and balanced meal before and after their fast. Below are… Continue reading Nutrition During Your Fasting Season
Eating out at a restaurant or cafe is fun and exciting but can also be intimidating for some individuals if they are aiming to improve their nutritional and health status or trying to stay within their recommended caloric intake. Some people may feel this type of way because they feel that they are not in charge of what they eat. Well...who can… Continue reading Eating Out Does Not Have To Be Intimidating
Good nutrition is essential for fueling our bodies and sustaining us throughout the day. It is equally important to power us down at night and positively influences our quality of sleep. Research has shown that insufficient and excessive sleep duration is associated with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes , cardiovascular disease, weight gain… Continue reading Eat Your Way To A Better Sleep
Iron is an essential mineral, responsible for various functions in the body. However, its primary responsibility is the production of red blood cells (RBC). RBC transports inhaled oxygen from the lungs to the different tissues in the body and carry carbon dioxide from these tissues back to the lungs to be exhaled. Iron also plays… Continue reading Is Your Diet the Reason You Have Low Iron Levels?
It is sometimes quoted that numbers make the world go round. Every day we encounter numbers, whether it is dialling a telephone number or telling someone yours, knowing the number of the bus to get to your workplace, entering your PIN number in an ATM or counting how much change you have to buy a… Continue reading Healthy Numbers You Must Know
Being physically active provides so many health benefits, not only physically but emotionally and mentally. Don't deny the advantages of exercising by staying on your couch all day. Get yourself moving! Here are 4 top reasons why you should keep to you should get active today. WEIGHT MAINTENANCE Regular physical activity helps with weight maintenance and weight loss. It… Continue reading Why Regular Physical Activity is Important
Fruit and vegetables are an integral part of a healthy balanced diet. Accumulating scientific evidence have shown that regular consumption of fruit and vegetables can lower the risk of chronic diseases and disorders, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. As someone working within the field of nutrition and dietetics, there is… Continue reading 5 Ways To Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Intake
The new warning issued by The Food Standard Agency (FSA) was on mostly everyone’s lips on Monday with the news headlining that browned toasts and potatoes are ‘potential cancer risks’ according to food scientists. The FSA launched a campaign about the health implication of acrylamide; a chemical compound produced when starchy foods are cooked at… Continue reading Can Consuming Browned Toast, Root Vegetables And Potatoes Increase Risk Of Cancer?