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?
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