Easter is over for another year and we say farewell to the rows of perfectly sculpted chocolate eggs lining the supermarkets. However, that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to all eggs because at FFF we’re big fans of eggs, whether they’re scrambled, poached, boiled or used in baking! Eggs have gained a pretty […]
Category Archives: Health/Nutrition
What is cholesterol? Cholesterol, like many food-related molecules, has previously been given a bad rap. Whilst there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ types of cholesterol, cholesterol remains an essential molecule in the body, composing the cell membrane and maintaining its structural integrity, as well as being the precursor for steroid hormones, such as progesterone, testosterone, estradiol […]
Skin. It’s your largest and most visible organ and something that a lot of people are self-conscious about. Whether it’s a small blemish, wrinkles, acne or anything else, at some point, everyone has felt wary of something skin-related. There are many different types of skin; normal, oily, sensitive, dry and combination, and while genetics are […]
Growing up, it was likely drilled into you that milk will help your bones and teeth become strong and grow. It’s not specifically drinking milk, that aids with this; instead, it is predominantly Calcium, which works closely with Vitamin D, too. Calcium and Vitamin D are the key players in maintaining healthy bones. Calcium Calcium […]
When we think about healthy food, we think of all the components our body needs to function, like protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Fibre isn’t really considered a nutrient as it passes through the body without being absorbed. So why is fibre so important then? What is fibre? Dietary fibre can be found […]
With the rise of plant-based diets, soy is becoming an increasingly popular food in the Western world, but did you know that soy has been consumed for centuries in China, before spreading to Japan and other Asian countries, and then, much later, to the rest of the world? There are two ‘traditional’ types of soy: […]
Research has shown links between diet and mood — how the food that we eat can impact our frame of mind, whether that be positive or negative.
January is notoriously associated with New Year’s resolutions, and with that comes the pledges to lose weight. This can be hard to do at the best of times, let alone when you’re confined to your house or flat, and only permitted one hour of outdoor activity a day. Luckily, we’ve got the tips you need to get back on track after the holidays.
Knowing how much protein to consume can be difficult. There’s a lot of conflicting evidence around protein intake, and your requirements can be affected by individual differences, such as age, sex, exercise, height and so on. As it stands, the Recommended Nutrient Intake is approximately 0.75g per kilogram of bodyweight. This translates to around 56g of protein […]
The key to finally hitting your Goals: Personalised Nutrition. Nutrition plays a central role in optimal health, immunity, performance and overall well-being. Our diet can be broken down simply into being made up of macronutrients and micronutrients. The amount of macronutrients one needs varies greatly from person to person and understanding what your own body […]