Fruity Friday – Bananas

Happy Fruity Friday! This week I’ve gone Bananas! Bananas are loaded with antioxidants and are also a decent source of that yummy fibre I’ve been raving about. Essential for Metabolic processes Bananas are interestingly not the best source of potassium, another instance where the media has been misleading. With only 9% of the RDI in…

Fruity Friday 1 – Apples

As another addition to my blog, I will be doing a “Fruity Friday”. A lot of people know about 5 a day but the fruit is often overlooked and people opt for vegetables to meet this target. So every Friday I will be uploading a blog which looks at the benefits of fruits and why…

Whats in a rainbow?

So we’ve all been told we should eat a rainbow but is there more to colour than meets the eye? What’s in a colour? RED Red fruits and vegetables contain lycopene a powerful antioxidant which reduces the risk of cancer and is good for the heart. PURPLE /BLUE Purple or blue coloured fruits and vegetables…

Vegan Diet For Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is spreading fast. Over 21 million people have been diagnosed with the disease in the United States, triple the number from 1990. Type 2 diabetes has devastating health consequences.  It may lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke. When you are diagnosed with diabetes the treatment is a diet change….

10 ways gaining weight is easier in the 21st Century

  Ready Meals   In previous years you had to cook a meal before you would eat it. If you found yourself placing 4 tbsp. of salt into your dinner you would catch yourself on. Now it all comes in a nice little box and other than the basic Chicken curry and Rice, how many…

A comparasion of Healthy Eating Guidelines in USA, UK and Ireland

In the USA healthy eating guidelines are clarified on the healthy eating plate. This plate was created by nutrition experts and was designed as an alternative to what was commonly thought to be a weak illustration by the USDA’s my plate. It is a simple graphic which targets to help people make the correct food…

Benefits of Fibre!

What is Fibre? Fibre is a non-digestible, plant-derived carbohydrate that includes the storage and cell wall parts of the plant. Fibre passes through the human digestive tract essentially intact and has little to no caloric value. Fibre is sometimes referred to as “nature’s broom” because it helps “clean out” the intestinal tract. The “Father of…