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 »

Lifestyle & food for healthy bones: top 10 tips

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 »

Top tips for sugar reduction

Earlier this month I gave a talk on sugar to a very attentive audience (including a teenager!), and they all left with the resolve to cut down on this very harmful substance. Sugar is finally being acknowledged for the serious impact that it is having on our nation’s health. There are of course the obvious Continue reading »

Regular Oily Fish Intake

Source of Nutrients Fish are an excellent source of lean protein and contain good levels of important nutrients including selenium, magnesium, vitamins B12, B6 and B3 and omega 3. Oily Fish & Omega 3 Oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, herring, trout) in particular contain excellent levels of omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients are Continue reading »

Simple Weaning Recipes

Once your baby is accustomed to eating solid foods you need to provide them with easy to prepare, nutritious meals that will encourage them to try new flavours and textures. In this article you will find some easy to prepare weaning recipes. White Fish and Vegetable Puree This recipe is suitable for babies that are Continue reading »

All You Need to Know About Weaning

This week I highlight some tips on how best to wean your baby from milk to solids. Weaning, like many areas of parenting, has become quite controversial, and the guidelines around when to start weaning seem to change quite frequently.   The current NHS advice is to start weaning at six months, which I support. Continue reading »

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is in the news again today as a report in the Lancet states that rates of rickets in the UK are on the increase and that hospitalisation rates for rickets are the highest in five decades. Vitamin D is created in our bodies by sunlight hitting our skin, but the sun’s rays are Continue reading »

Nutrition & Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and nutrition

“Breast is best” as the saying goes, but it’s only as good as the raw materials used to make it. The following article should give you all the information you need to ensure that you give your baby the best possible start in life, by giving him/her the most nourishing milk. Breast milk contains all Continue reading »