Fortifying Flour with Folic Acid

You may have heard a lot of talk recently about folic acid and the potential fortification of flour in the UK. Although for many this may have come out of nowhere, it’s actually been a topic under discussion in the UK for a number of years. Additionally, many countries have…

Processed Foods: The Pros and Cons – Part 2

The Cons Processed foods are likely to play a role in our diets whether we like it or not. Unless we are on a raw food diet (wouldn’t recommend it) or are trying to eat like our ancestors did millions of years ago, most of us will be consuming some…

Processed Foods: The Pros and Cons – Part 1

The Pros Recently I did some filming for a new one off television documentary (will share more details when I’ve been given the nod to talk about it) all about ‘processed foods’. The topic of processed foods is such a controversial one, and one that often stirs up a lot…

How Much Sugar Should We Eat?

how much sugar is ok

Something that still troubles me is that people still don’t really seem to understand the truth about sugar. What it is, what it’s in and why it’s not so good for our health? How much sugar should we eat is a question that many people ask me. This article aims…

What Does Clean Eating Mean?

In the past, I have had the pleasure of being part of an expert panel for The Rooted Project. Here we discussed some hot nutrition topics in front of 150+ audience members. The hosts had sent us ideas for questions in advance, all of which were really relevant to today’s…

Best Way To Stay Hydrated – Water!

Keep Hydrated Over The Summer

Water is a vital part of staying nutritionally healthy that is often overlooked. And the best way to stay hydrated is still definitely water! A lot of information available on dieting revolves around eating clean, detoxing, and what to avoid, whilst some of the most important elements that the body…

Help! Grandparents are feeding my child ‘junk’…

Grandparent’s overfeeding or feeding the wrong things to young children and toddlers is a really common dilemma for many families. Of course it’s easy to see how grandparents may want to spoil their grandchildren, but with many grandparents looking after children on a regular basis, this can become a fairly…

Tribalism Within Diet And Nutrition

A good kitchen guide to pregnancy

Guest post by Paul Fairbairn, BSc (hons) in Sport and Exercise Science & Nutrition MSc student Today’s post is a bit of a different one, from Paul Fairbairn who has written for me before. With today’s messages constantly spread across social media, nutrition can be more confusing as ever. Paul explains…

Healthy Nutrition For The Older Generation

With people on average, living to a greater age, healthy nutrition for the older generation is being talked about more and more. Eating the right foods and adhering to a perfectly balanced diet can be challenging, especially so for older people whose appetites have diminished or who may struggle to prepare…

Do you Really Need To Detox in January?

Around 75 per cent of us start a new diet regime after Christmas.  But do you really need to detox in January and is it the best way to achieve the health kick we’re looking for? Dr Sarah Jarvis, AXA PPP healthcare has delved into the fad of the January…