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Good food for a good mood: top 5 mood boosting food categories

There’s a well-known saying; ‘you are what you eat’ but most of us interpret this to relate to our appearance rather than our mood. Without a steady source of fuel from the foods we eat, our mind and bodies don’t function well. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances from unhealthy eating patters can often cause … Read more

Diabetes Awareness Week 2021: Does nutrition affect your risk of getting type-2 diabetes?

Put simply, the answer is yes. But we’re going to delve a little deeper to see how many cases of type-2 diabetes could have been prevented as well as why your nutrition choices increase your risk. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the body does not produce enough insulin … Read more

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2021: Has Covid-19 affected the way we’re eating and drinking?

Nutrition and hydration week usually takes place annually in March but this year, due to the pandemic, the campaign has unfortunately been pushed back until June. However, with many individuals losing motivation to take care of themselves, we feel that it is still an important topic to cover. Since the first lockdown began back in … Read more

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but what does it really mean?

The well-known saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ has a very straightforward, literal meaning, that the eating of fruit maintains good health. The proverb first appeared in print in 1866 and over 150 years later is advice that we still pass down through generations. British apples are one of the nations best … Read more

Keeping hydrated in winter

Keeping hydrated is just as important in the winter months. Replace What You Lose H2O leaves the body through exhalation, perspiration, and urination. If your urine is pale, you are well-hydrated.  Alternatively, if it’s dark, you need to drink more fluids. Eat Fruit Don’t stop eating fruit during the winter months, they are an excellent … Read more

Healthy BBQ food

Health and Wellbeing - Vegetables on the barbie

Healthy BBQ Food It can be very dull to have the same food every time you have a BBQ, so we asked our team for a few of their favourite recipes for us to share with you. Half roast chicken with lemon and garlic Take a piece of foil large enough to wrap around a … Read more

Keeping Hydrated

Keep hydrated

We all know that if we don’t drink enough fluids, we will get dehydrated, especially when it’s hot. But do we know what impact this really has on our performance, both physically and psychologically? As the weather gets warmer, we need to take precautions to prevent any heat-related illnesses, and to make sure we are … Read more

Tips to help you add variety to your daily diet

Add variety to your meals

Having the same thing to eat 3 days in a row can be very boring and mealtimes just end up being functional. To help your body and mind function at their best, try to work through a variety of foods to ensure you are taking in as many vitamins and minerals as possible. Here are … Read more

What does a portion of fruit or veg look like?

Choose fruit and veg

  What’s a portion of fruit or veg? With a recent study on how much fruit or veg we should be eating daily revealing that 10 portions a day is best for our overall health, it had us thinking about what a portion of fruit or veg actually is. Most studies and guidelines state that … Read more

Fruit, veg and stress reduction

Choose fruit and veg

  Stress is something we all feel from time-to-time so you may be interested to hear that fruit and veg might help. Reaching for a piece of fruit might not be everyone’s first thought when stress starts to take hold, but a recent study has highlighted a potential link between fruit and vegetable consumption and … Read more

Eat to lower your cholesterol

Blood Pressure

If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Healthy cholesterol levels are maintained with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. When a diet higher in salt, saturated fat and sugar is regularly consumed, cholesterol levels are likely to rise. It is important … Read more

Diet drinks may be making your employees fatter

Diet drinks

After the Christmas period, are you looking to lose weight?  Well new evidence suggests that you should ditch diet drinks! An extensive review of research conducted over the last 30 years has found that low calorie, sugar-free drinks do not help people get skinnier — and can even cause some to pack on the pounds. The report … Read more