5 winter foods to boost your immune system

Winter has landed and during this time of year our bodies start to feel a little run down, running the risk of catching those seasonal cold and flu symptoms. The power of food has been known for years with specific nutrients being consumed to help fight off colds. Although they are known for their bitter taste, lemons are highly recommended, …

What contributes to a healthy balanced meal?

So what is a healthy balanced meal? In our busy day to day lives we don’t always have the time to be consciously thinking about specific ingredients and foods that you need to create a balanced meal! This blog explains ‘balance’ in more simple terms to avoid that dreaded weekly shop that ends up taking you hours. Deciding what is …

Guide to a High Protein Breakfast

Ditch those sugary, high in calorie breakfasts and make way for the high protein breakfast that will keep your body fuelled until lunch time. Even some toast with butter or jam will leave you craving for more. The high in sugar breakfast lead to a rapid increase in blood sugar followed by a sugar crash and early morning sugar cravings. …

What contributes to a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle can mean different things for different people, but generally speaking a healthy lifestyle is a balanced lifestyle. This starts with fuelling yourself with nutrients to nourish the body. This ensures that your body can be in a state of optimal health. Providing yourself with the right nutrients comes from adequate consumption of the right nutrients.  A healthy …

5 Foods nutritionists say you should always keep in the fridge

Put your basket down. Our nutritionist says that stocking up on these 5 foods during your weekly shop will ensure you have the ingredients for a tasty and healthy meal. We all have a few fridge essentials that we never go without, but do you have these foods in your fridge right now? Lemon: A lemon is something that we …

Father’s Day Gift for a Health Conscious Dad

June has just begun, the sun is making more of an appearance, and Fathers Day is just around the corner. The only problem you have is what to get your dad that he won’t already have. Read on to see how to pick the perfect father’s day gift. Picking the perfect Father’s Day gift When it comes to picking dad a …

Easy Weight Loss Tips: Beat Cravings Once and For All

A Nutritionist’s Top Tips for Easy Weight Loss Our guide to easy weight loss and staying safe as you ditch those lbs. Read on to see step-by-step tips to help you on your easy weight loss journey. Set yourself realistic goals Realistic goals are achievable and success boosts confidence in your ability to lose weight. A weight loss of 2lbs a …

How to reduce stress in modern, busy lives

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What is Stress? Stress is the response/reaction in the body, to a certain situation. The body goes into flight or fight mode, stimulating the pituitary gland and the adrenals to release specific hormones. The hormones released are cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine. The resultant hormonal changes that occur in the body can impact the body and mind. How do you improve …

A Day in the Life of a Nutritionist

Why I wake up psyched everyday: Having grown up with a “foodie” family, cooking with home-grown vegetables and experimenting in the kitchen has always been something I have loved from a young age. My passion and love for food became something close to my heart when I started to notice how nourishing my own body with the right nutrients and …

Organic YOUR September

  You could ask anyone what their opinion of a healthy diet is, and everyone would say something different. Some people think you shouldn’t eat carbs, some avoid high fat diets and others think sugar is a no-no. But generally, the best way to eat healthy is to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables. …