Nutrition Tips for Good Concentration and Exam Success

nutrition tips for studying

If, like me, you have a child preparing for GCSEs or other exams this week, then you will probably want all the help you can get to support them focus and concentrate, and avoid anxiety. I’ve put together the following list of tips and hope that they bring some calm into your lives and those of Continue reading »

How to get through Christmas without piling on the pounds

The festive period is packed with unhealthy temptations: alcohol, rich puddings, sweets, chocolates, crisps, roasted nuts, buffet food etc. and it’s hard to resist. We are presented with plates overflowing with food, in the name of celebrating, and it’s a challenge not to overeat. The following tips should help you find the strength to overcome Continue reading »

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Every week it seems that there is new research linking a lack of Vitamin D to another health condition or disease. But what is Vitamin D and how do we ensure that we have adequate levels? What is Vitamin D and what does it do in the body? Unlike other vitamins, your body makes its Continue reading »

Foods to help you relax and unwind

relaxing green tea

Many of us lead hectic lives where we rush from a demanding job and family life, to a full-on social life, giving little thought to our body’s desire to relax. If you find it hard to wind down after a demanding day, or need to introduce a little extra calmness into your weekend then try Continue reading »

Brussel Sprouts: Why we should be eating more of them

You either love them or you hate them! Brussel sprouts are so nutritious that we shouldn’t save them for one day a year. Brussel sprouts are very Low GL, which means that we can eat them in large quantities and not worry about weight gain They are high in fibre and good for our digestive Continue reading »

Doctor in the House – BBC1

  Did you watch the first episode of Doctor in the House on BBC1? It was brilliant! If you didn’t manage to it is still on the BBC Iplayer – here is a link It’s available for the next 28 days and episode two is on tonight,  Thursday 26th November. Why was it so great Continue reading »

Top 10 tips for healthy bones

1. Take regular exercise. Every time our feet make contact with the floor, tiny fractures are created throughout the bone, and this damage triggers the body to repair the bone, thus increasing bone density. Those with a sedentary lifestyle are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis, and sustaining fractures. The best forms of exercise for Continue reading »

Power Lunches

Fast Food Power Lunches This week we have included highly nutritious AND delicious recipes that can be prepared literally in minutes! Simply make sure you have all the ingredients in store – It is a good idea to make more than one serving (where appropriate) so you always have a good selection of ‘fast food’ Continue reading »

Pomegranate, Spinach & Walnut Salad

Super Salad with Pomegranate, Spinach & Walnuts This salad can team up perfectly well with the pea, feta and mint frittata I posted a recipe for earlier. This salad can boost your nutrient intake and is full of different textures and great flavours. Spinach is considered to be one of the world’s healthiest vegetables when it Continue reading »