Category archives: Health & Nutrition

How do Probiotics affect Sports Performance?

Probiotics, not to be confused with prebiotics, are live bio cultures that we can consume through a variety of different forms. Sometimes through food, like with kraut or kimchi, sometimes through drink, like with kefir, and sometimes through supplementation, normally taken in the form of capsules. We’re focussing on the use of probiotics in sports […]

6 Factors that Affect Life Longevity

We’re back with part 2 of our Longevity mini blog series. In part 1, we introduced you to the concept of longevity and began to discuss the way population longevity varies around the world. Part 2 will delve into what affects life longevity, the reasons for differences in longevity between countries and gender, the concept […]

How to Have Fun and Stay on Track This Silly Season

At Fresh Fitness Food, we are all about balance. Whilst we think it is important to continue to strive towards reaching your health and fitness goals, the winter holiday period is also a fantastic opportunity to relax, unwind and spend some quality time with family and friends. Our head of nutrition, Sophie, is on hand […]

Understanding Calories vs Calories Out

Calories in vs calories out, the calorie balance, calorie expenditure; calories are associated with many different terms, all shaping both fat and muscle loss and gain. How can we use calories to help us stay on track to our goals? And is “calories in vs out” (CICO) really the only thing to focus on? What […]

What is Life Longevity?

The term “longevity” is being used more and more, with more research and interest in how to increase life longevity, and what changes can we make, if any, to our day-to-day life to improve it. Longevity is a very complex phenomenon. This is due to the fact that an array of environmental, behavioural, socio-demographic and […]

The Relationship between our Brain and our Gut

For every cell in your body, there are 9 bacteria in your gut (3). This community of bacteria is what we call our gut microbiome which plays a very important role in our health and in our response to certain foods. Research is difficult because no 2 gut microbiomes are the same: every human has […]

Polyphenols: Support Your Gut Microbiome

It’s not headline news that fruit and vegetables play a key role in a healthy diet. They are known to be packed with important vitamins, minerals, and fibre, however, there are also a number of other compounds that give plants their nutritional power.  Meet polyphenols, another reason to pack your menu with plants.  Over the […]