A feast of healthy discussion

The Sweet Spot

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

The blog post Low Carb Diets Unsafe looks at up to date research into the effects of eating a low carb diet in the long term. However, that does not mean eating a high carbohydrate diet is the way to go. And what constitutes a high carb diet anyway? According to new research published in The Lancet Public Health journal eating carbohydrates in ...

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Lay Your Carbs on the Table

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Whilst there has always been disagreements about what constitutes a healthy diet the debate has never been more polarised than it is right now. Some clinicians and therapists recommend going low carb and avoiding grains and pulses. Others claim that plant based diets are the way to go for optimum health. Others say all things in moderation. This ...

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The Hormones of Appetite

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

It is a pretty well established fact that the main reasons for weight gain are eating too much of the wrong foods and moving too little. However, the precise mechanisms that control appetite and weight are still being investigated. Energy Intake vs Energy Expenditure Taking in an adequate supply of energy from food relative to the amount of ...

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Step Out of the Menu Rut

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

When you first start on the healthy eating path everything seems new and exciting. You are opened up to new tastes, flavours and textures. Some you love, some you hate, some you acquire a taste for over time. But, as time goes on, you get stuck in rut. You have the same meals week after week. Boredom with what you eat is a sure fire way to fall ...

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The Power of Umami on Food Choices

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

What You Eat Affects What You Eat! When it comes to eating, one thing really does lead to another. Research has found that consuming an umami rich broth can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviours and food choices. In the study women were given an umami rich broth 15 minutes before eating as much as they wanted ...

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Pulses not Potatoes

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Recent research has found that swapping half your potatoes or white rice for pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent (1). There are many reasons why pulses such as lentils and chickpeas may be good for blood sugar control as well as many other aspects of health. Here are just a few of them: Pulses are high in fibre ...

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Food Swaps for Health

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've seen the blog post on 5 Habits for a Healthy Life you'll realise the importance of eating a healthy diet if you want a healthy lifespan. Also see the post Pulses not Potatoes for info on how swapping fast releasing carbs for pulses can improve blood sugar control as well as many other aspects of health. Here are some simple things you ...

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Five Healthy Habits for Life

July 16th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

This month we'll learn that eating healthily and living a healthy life can be much easier than one might have thought. With just a few simple tweaks to your diet and lifestyle you could reduce your risk of many diseases and have more zest for life every day. Five Healthy Habits for Life Whilst no one can predict how long any individual will live ...

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How to Eat 30 + Plant Foods a Week

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Findings from The American Gut Project show that eating 30 or more different plant foods a week can help to increase the diversity of organisms in the gut. There is growing evidence that a diverse microbiome confers many health benefits. See blog post on American Gut Project Findings for more information about this. It's easy to get stuck in a ...

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3 Meals, 30 Foods!

June 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Hopefully you'll have read the blog posts on  Findings from the American Gut Project and How to Eat 30+ Plant Foods a Week. Here are 3 recipes that will ensure you eat over 30 plant foods in just 3 meals!!! Everything after that is a bonus for your gut. Buckwheat, Almond and Roasted Vegetable Salad Gluten free, dairy free, vegan Serves 4 2 ...

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