The Diet of the Female Population: Working with Plant Based Pixie

The diet of the female population: Plantbased Pixie

I recently wrote a blog for Plant Based Pixie all about The diet of the female population, we also did a vlog to help answer any additional questions on this topic. This area of nutrition is one which I feel is very often overlooked. This may in part be due…

Nutrition News: This week in tweets…

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to this week’s Nutrition News! A slightly quieter week this week but we saw plenty of articles on School Food, Exercise and Much More. First up though, we can’t not talk about THAT Daily Mail article, which came out this week. Top “Nutritionists” name perfectly healthy foods they will…

Food Cravings During Pregnancy

Tips for beating food cravings during pregnancy

A craving for certain foods during pregnancy has been recognised as one of the symptoms of pregnancy for years. We don’t know much about the whats and the whys of food cravings during pregnancy, but it may be due to hormonal changes, physiological changes or even the emotional rollercoaster you’re…

Nutrition News: Last week in tweets…

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Last week with the bank holidays threw me all out of sync. However, here are the Nutrition News headlines from last week – mostly chocolate related, as you can imagine! Last week’s Nutrition News also saw a lot of interest around ‘clean eating’ and dairy-free diets too. First up, some…

Nutrition News: This week in tweets…

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to this week’s Nutrition News! This week we saw some random, but great articles; from Marmite, exercise and veganism to mindful eating and liquorice! Love it or hate it, Marmite contains lots of vitamin B12 and was big in the headlines this week: Scientists suggest vitamin B12 may help…

Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe

I thought it was about time I created a recipe for my blog and so I have started working on some ideas, based on foods I already love, such as this sweet potato falafel recipe! These are falafels are fantastic, protein-filled, no-added salt, no-added-sugar, healthy options for adults. You can…

Nutrition News: This week in tweets

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to this week’s Nutrition News! This week we saw plenty of articles on the Childhood Obesity Plan, sugar and pregnancy nutrition as well as some other interesting topics in the press! To kick off, here are some articles concerning this week’s big headline of the Childhood Obesity Plan, how…

Herbal Teas During Pregnancy – Part 2

Safety of herbal teas during pregnancy

Following on from last week’s blog post on Herbal Teas During Pregnancy – Part 1, where we looked at the safety of herbal teas and current recommendations for how much to consume. This week’s blog post talks about the best herbal tea options to choose during pregnancy and a little…

Nutrition News: This week in tweets…

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to this week’s Nutrition News! This week the headlines were packed with articles from dental health to nutrition during pregnancy and some articles on gluten and healthy aging too. Also this week was Salt Awareness Week, so we saw plenty of salt related articles in the headlines too, including:…

Herbal Teas During Pregnancy – Part 1

What herbal teas can I drink during pregnancy

Many people automatically assume that ‘natural’ means healthy as well as ‘safe’. However, in reality many ‘natural’ ingredients and some plants can be potent – such as the beautiful but adeptly named deadly nightshade and foxglove. Certain herbs and natural medicines may also have properties which may need to be…