Are you eating the right foods for a healthy mind?

Are you eating the right foods for a healthy mind? As a nation, we fret constantly about our weight – particularly in the face of ever-confusing health headlines.  What we should eat to maintain a healthy body is a frequent topic for discussion. Though most of us know the fundamentals of losing weight (eat less, move more!), we will often sidestep the issue of nutrition for a healthy mind.  Yet with mental health disorders on the rise, and...

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A Great Soup Recipe – Perfect for Cooler Evenings

A Great Soup Recipe – Perfect for Cooler Evenings

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 1.5 kg butternut squash, peeled and diced 4 tbsp olive oil 25g butter 1 carrot peeled and diced 1 leek sliced 1 onion diced 1 and a half litres stock (made with 2 vegetarian stock cubes) Salt and pepper Cream for drizzling Sunflower and pumpkin seeds   Preheat oven to 180 C Place the butternut squash on a baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil. Roast for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden. Melt the...

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Foods that Muscle in on Fitness

Foods that Muscle in on Fitness

Your body needs good quality fuel for optimum energy levels, endurance and strength. Generally a good whole food diet, avoiding additives, artificial flavourings and sweeteners and sugary fatty or salty snacks should ensure good muscle fuel (glycogen) stores, whilst avoiding energy dips. Below are some general tips for what to eat on those important training/competing days and when. Quantities will depend on weight, fitness level, intensity and...

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Juicing

Juicing

  I am often asked, “what do I think about juicing?” My answer is it’s an excellent way of getting those all-important healthy energy giving nutrients into the diet. With today’s busy lifestyles and the tendency to snack on processed sugar/salt/saturated fat laden nutrient deficient foods its becoming harder to eat healthily and our diets may often be deficient. In the western world we are seemingly living longer but it’s...

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From Festive Excess To All Year Success!

From Festive Excess To All Year Success!

After the excesses of the festive seasons you may be looking to lose weight and get fit. For prolonged weight loss and a strong healthy body be prepared to change your attitude to food and exercise, do not be tempted along the ‘quick fix’ route of unsustainable fad diets which may encourage yo-yo dieting and increased health issues, Modify your diet slowly and gradually, educate yourself about healthier dietary habits, eat regularly, include...

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