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 […]
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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 […]
This meal brings an explosion of flavour with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour. Tofu provides an excellent source of plant based protein and is a great alternative to a take away.
Why is energy important? Our bodies need energy to survive! We require energy to support our essential bodily functions, the growth and repair of cells and tissues, and to enable us to perform physical activity. How to get more energy from your food. In food, energy is expressed as calories. We obtain calories from three […]
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 […]
B vitamins ‘Up close’
100% Delicious and perfectly crispy…this rosti recipe is something quite unforgettable. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s sure to be a memorable dish for anyone you choose to share it with. SERVING SIZE: 1 person INGREDIENTS 40g white potato, peeled and roughly grated 40g parsnips, peeled and roughly grated 40g carrot peeled and roughly grated […]