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Understanding Diet and Cholesterol

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 […]

How to get your diet back on track in Lockdown

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.

Fibre: A 101

What is fibre? Dietary fibre is a type of carbohydrate, sometimes known as roughage and refers to the indigestible parts of plant-based foods. Unlike other carbs such as sugars and starch, fibre is not digested and broken down into digestible sugar molecules in the small intestine. As dietary fibre is not digested in the small […]

This Summer’s Salad

Dinner tonight, lunch tomorrow. Rosemary and garlic roasted chicken breast, roasted courgette, Tenderstem broccoli and diced sweet potato served with a tarragon and black garlic pesto. (Serves 2) SALAD INGREDIENTS 240g chicken breast (raw weight) 2 sprigs Rosemary 3 cloves garlic 2 tbsp olive oil 150g sliced courgette 150g tenderstem broccoli 100g spinach 250g sweet […]

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