Fresh Fitness Food

Can you be an athlete and eat a plant-based diet?

Posted by Georgia Head on Jan 30, 2020 4:03:22 PM

The number of people following a vegetarian or vegan diet has significantly increased in recent times as being vegan has become far more accessible to the general public. The food and drink industry has capitalised on the sharp rise in veganism, meaning we now see more plant-based meal options in supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, and across social media channels!

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Topics: exercise, Fitness & Training, vegan diet, vegan foods, Vegan, vegan living, vegan recipes, vegans

To exercise or not with a hangover? The impact of alcohol on sports performance.

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jan 30, 2020 12:22:14 PM

At some point in our lives, most people have experienced or will experience having to do something when we're hungover. Whether that be a family event, meeting friends or exercising, most things when hungover are tolerable; however, exercise is either seen as an absolute no-go, or a godsend if hungover.

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Topics: exercise, Fitness & Training, Alcohol, Digestion, Sleep

#Veganuary - Week 3

Posted by Georgia Head on Jan 23, 2020 6:30:00 PM

Week 3 - Veganuary

We’re now three weeks into Veganuary, Veganary or just plant-based month if that’s too much of a mouthful for you (see our IGTV bloopers for some lols). The weeks seem to be flying by and I now feel as though I’ve got the hang of things in terms of food choices, meal planning and preparation. The diet change has become more effortless and enjoyable, compared to the first couple of days!

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Topics: vegan diet, vegan foods, Vegan, vegan living, vegan recipes

#Veganuary Week - 2

Posted by Georgia Head on Jan 14, 2020 1:39:03 PM

VEGANUARY #2

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Topics: plant based, vegan foods, Vegan, vegans

FFF top tips to getting back to nutritional health after Xmas

Posted by Lisa Scheepers on Jan 6, 2020 2:27:54 PM

How to get back on track after consuming lots of delicious but not so nutritious treats

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Topics: Fitness & Training

Should we label food with the exercise needed to burn off calories?

Posted by Lisa Scheepers on Jan 2, 2020 3:57:28 PM
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Topics: salad, Nutrition, weightloss, wellness

#Veganuary - Week 1

Posted by Georgia Head on Jan 2, 2020 3:40:57 PM

The number of people following a vegetarian or vegan diet has sky-rocketed in recent years. A report by The Vegan Society named the ‘plant-based movement’ as one of the fastest-growing lifestyle trends in the UK, with the number of people following a vegan diet increasing by 360% over the past decade. On Instagram, the term #vegan has over a staggering 87 million posts associated with it and the number of individuals ‘taking the pledge’ for veganuary has been over half a million since 2014!

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Topics: vegan diet, vegan foods, Nutrition, Vegan, vegan living, veggie

The Importance of Personalised Nutrition

Posted by FFF FFF on May 31, 2019 7:13:03 PM

Most dietary guidelines provide information about what a healthy diet is. Whilst they can be a useful starting point, the details of individual nutritional requirements can be very different, as are we. To begin, we’re going to look at the basics, starting with how many calories should you eat and in what form? 

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Topics: Uncategorised

This Summer's Salad

Posted by FFF FFF on May 24, 2019 3:59:42 PM

Dinner tonight, lunch tomorrow.

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Topics: chicken, fitness, food, healthy eating, Food & Recipes, healthy, protein, salad, Nutrition

The Relationship between our Brain and our Gut

Posted by FFF FFF on May 15, 2019 3:30:41 PM

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. It 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 a microbiome that is as different as their DNA. This is because we all have a unique exposure to different bacteria depending on the microbes we inherit from our mother during birth (yes this really does occur in the way you are thinking – babies are born with a sterile gut and the first colonisers are bacteria from the mother’s birth canal and faeces) as well as through breastmilk. Further colonisation occurs by exposure to the environment, and the foods we eat.

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Topics: Nutrition