Category Archives: Health & Nutrition

Vitamin C

Why do we need vitamin C? Good levels of vitamin C will help you maintain your general health and wellness. Vitamin C has several vital roles within the optimal functioning of the human body. We need vitamin C to make collagen (a protein required to help wounds heal), to improve the absorption of iron from […]

Magnesium

Why do we need Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral involved in many processes in our body. It regulates the nervous system and the contraction of the muscles, and it plays a role in our protein and DNA synthesis as well as the structural development of bones (1). A magnesium deficiency is not uncommon among the […]

Zinc

Why do we need zinc? Zinc plays critical roles in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Zinc is critical for the development and function of immune cells and it’s important for the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails. Symptoms of a zinc deficiency include growth and development impairment (children), […]

Calcium

Why do we need calcium? Calcium is a mineral that the body needs for numerous functions. Calcium is primarily required to help the body build strong bones when we’re young and to keep our bones strong as we age. In addition to good bone health, calcium is also involved with the regulation of our heart’s […]

Vitamin B12

Why do we need vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 is important to keep the nervous system healthy and plays a role in the formation of red blood cells and DNA. The central nervous system is especially vulnerable to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is synthesised only by microorganisms, and for this reason, natural food sources of […]

Bio cultures

What are bio cultures? Bio cultures are live microorganisms that tend to provide us with health benefits. They’re often referred to as ‘Probiotics’ or called “good” bacteria as they differ from the microorganisms that cause disease. Probiotics could help to maintain a healthy community of microorganisms by increasing the levels of good bacteria and reducing […]

The FFF Complete Guide to Meal Prep

Thinking about meal prepping? Whatever your questions, we have them answered here. Fresh Fitness Food provides the UK’s freshest meal prep & delivery service, so whether you’re totally new to meal prep or a seasoned pro looking for inspiration, our expert nutritionists have all your questions answered here. What is Meal Prep? Meal prep is […]

What is the Best Meal Replacement for Weight Loss?

A quick online search for what is the best meal replacement shake for weight loss instantly produces a very lengthy list of all of the top 10 meal replacement shakes. The list includes pre-made bottled shakes, powders, sachets and recipes – all of which promise quick weight loss with minimal effort.  How are you supposed […]

Fad Diets Explained: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In recent years, it is all too common to be bombarded with countless ads, emails and content from Instagram influencers, all hoping to cash in on the newest fad. These range from detoxes using things such as gel sachets, skinny teas and other such magic potions to celery juice diets and other bizarre ways of […]

Are Cook Ready Meals Healthy?

At the end of a long hectic day at work, often the last thing you feel like doing is preparing a meal from scratch. At this point, you may find yourself searching your freezer for a ready meal as a quick, fuss-free option. Ready meals have earned a pretty negative reputation over the years, often […]