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?
With an exponential rise in fad nutrition practices and newfound diet trends, 2016 has been an interesting year for nutrition and health. Now that we have entered a new year, it seems fitting to reflect on some of the common nutrition practices and ‘mistakes’ that have been adopted by individuals worldwide, why these should be left… Continue reading 5 Nutrition Practices to Stop in 2017
As the UK weather sees a major drop in temperature, the chance of individuals catching a cold or flu increases. People are urged to get the flu vaccination at their local GP surgery or local pharmacy to keep the winter virus at bay. Having said this, it is now of current trend for individuals to… Continue reading Do Probiotics Have The Potential To Prevent Or Treat Colds?
Vitamin D has received a great amount of attention with evidence establishing its role beyond bone health. For years, vitamin D has been traditionally recognised for regulating calcium and phosphate levels in the body and maintaining bone and dental health. More recently, studies have shown vitamin D to reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes,… Continue reading D For Deficiency: Vitamin D Is Important Around This Time Of The Year!
Many times I often hear different people’s perspectives on carbohydrate – mainly people expressing their hatred towards it and it being the number one public enemy. Carbohydrates are not the enemy! They are quite friendly in fact. They are one of the main macronutrients in your diet that help provide energy for our body. However, there… Continue reading Know your GI! – Everything You Should Know About The Glycaemic Index