Are you oxidatively stressed?

Oxidative stress and free radicals. Some of those big phrases that are being thrown around these days. But what do they actually mean? I do cover this in my nutrition and supplement information events, but thought I’d share it with the wider blog reading world! Definition The Oxford dictionary defines oxidative stress as “A situation… Continue reading Are you oxidatively stressed?

Out of the frying pan…

With all the choice out there – what oil should we be cooking with? I had no idea really, so I decided to do some research – and share it with you! I’m sure I’m not the only one that wants to avoid harmful side effects from cooking with the wrong oil… And it looks… Continue reading Out of the frying pan…

Eat your fruit don’t drink it!

I came across this phrase recently while listening to an online training and it stuck with me. It actually makes sense to me but I wanted to dig a bit deeper. Why wouldn’t a smoothie be as good as the real thing? After all it’s got exactly the same stuff in it as if you… Continue reading Eat your fruit don’t drink it!

The Wet Stuff

I was pondering what to write this week’s blog about and as I was filling up the dog bowl it occurred to me that water would be a good topic. Especially as it’s lovely and hot at the moment and you are all hopefully having plenty of the wet stuff (drinking it as well as… Continue reading The Wet Stuff

What’s on your plate?

At a recent nutrition and supplement information evening a school nurse pointed out that they no longer use the Eat Well Guide the Public Health of England published last year (well they revised it last year). The reason for that being that it is too carb heavy. So I thought, time to look at this… Continue reading What’s on your plate?

Coffee – how bad is it really?

As I was having a full-caf coffee this morning I was wondering what the truth about coffee being bad for you really is. During my nutrition and supplement training I learned that caffeine boosts your metabolism and a supplement that does just that is included in our C9 and FIT15 programmes. So I thought, time… Continue reading Coffee – how bad is it really?