Are you getting enough nutrients?

You’ve decided you want to eat healthy and go back to basics. Ultimately, nutrients are all you need. But what are nutrients, what are RDIs and how do they all relate to my health? There’s protein, carbohydrates, fats and fibre. Then all the vitamins – vitamin A, B group vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D and a fewContinue reading “Are you getting enough nutrients?”

Eat and Enjoy this Christmas

Eat what you want this Christmas. Eat without feeling guilty. Enjoy what you eat. The traditional message from health professionals are to use portion control and everyone is shocked when a nutrition student would go for extra helpings of cake or ice-cream. And if you’re already trying to lose weight, the Christmas feast can beContinue reading “Eat and Enjoy this Christmas”

What nutrition advice should you trust?

First, fat is the enemy and low-fat is your friend, then sugar is the enemy and quinoa is your friend, then grains are the enemy and kale smoothies are your friend, then bacon becomes a superfood and then it gives you cancer… There’s the paleo diet, the 5:2 diet, calorie counting, clean eating, raw, vegan…Continue reading “What nutrition advice should you trust?”

Take the challenge to eat more veggies.

Of all nutrition advice out there, what’s the best? Any dietitian or nutritionist will tell you to eat more veggies or something along those lines. I’m not advocating kale a single vegetable or that you must eat salads all day long.

The link between nutrition and depression

350 million people. Let me say that again. 350 million people. The number of people thought to be suffering from depression worldwide. I asked a group of people at uni to raise their hand if they knew someone with depression. Everyone raised their hands.

Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Coconut oil – the classic super food, miracle food and health food. Coconut oil claims to be responsible for many health benefits, but is it worth all the hype and attention? The Health Claims Coconut oil is promoted as a source of healthy saturated fat. It’s said to control weight gain, curb sugar cravings, manageContinue reading “Is Coconut Oil Healthy?”

What Should I Eat this Winter?

  How is it winter already? How did it get cold so quickly?! To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of winter. But winter brings along new foods to eat! Eating seasonally is the way to go (which I’ve already discussed in previous blog post). So if you’re not sure what ‘eating seasonally’Continue reading “What Should I Eat this Winter?”