Fibre – are you getting enough?

With the average person lacking in fibre we all need to challenge ourselves to increase our daily intake. The RDA for fibre is 30g for an adult, but studies show that most people are only getting around 18g per day. Maybe that’s because fibre comes largely from the foods that many people are reluctant to… Continue reading Fibre – are you getting enough?

Mindful Eating for a Happy Gut!

Many of us become ‘mindless eaters’ over the years.   We tend to forget to focus on our meals when we’re eating. We may be multi-tasking – eating at our desk or watching a film – and those activities take more of our concentration than the process of eating.   This all results in over-eating,… Continue reading Mindful Eating for a Happy Gut!

Avoid Unwanted Gut Issues Caused by Pre-event Nerves

No matter what sport you’re involved in pre-event nerves and anxiety are part and parcel of competitive life.   Whatever level you play at, you’ll no doubt have felt that nervous tension in the pit of your stomach, which to some can be disastrously debilitating, while others channel the excitement and come out on top.  … Continue reading Avoid Unwanted Gut Issues Caused by Pre-event Nerves

Nutrition and Injury Recovery in Sports

Most players have encountered injuries whether it’s a knee, calf, shoulder or back, but how many have considered the role nutrition can play in both prevention and recovery from injury?   Any player’s normal diet should include plenty of whole-grains, vegetables, fruit and lean protein to provide a wide range of nutrients, vital to maintain… Continue reading Nutrition and Injury Recovery in Sports

60% of IBS sufferers may be undiagnosed – could this be you?

One of the most prevalent digestive disorders to blight the health of around 20% of the UK population is IBS. It’s estimated that far more people (60-75%) of the population suffer the symptoms of IBS but don’t visit the GP and are therefore never diagnosed. But as sufferers will know, the symptoms can be severely… Continue reading 60% of IBS sufferers may be undiagnosed – could this be you?

Choose the Mediterranean Diet over a low-fat diet for better heart health

For some 20 years, the Mediterranean Diet has been recommended as a healthier way of eating than the standard Western Diet, particularly in respect of its positive effects on cardiovascular risk. But what is the Mediterranean Diet all about? On face value, it looks as if it includes high levels of meat, dairy and fat… Continue reading Choose the Mediterranean Diet over a low-fat diet for better heart health

Are Food Intolerances Slowing you down?

When tennis star Novak Djokovic cut out Gluten from his diet, his resulting increase in performance saw him rise from No 3 in the world, to world No 1 only a year later. It was a chance observation by a nutritionist that led to him investigating food intolerance as the possible cause to the breathing… Continue reading Are Food Intolerances Slowing you down?