It is estimated that a huge % of the UK population are deficient in Vitamin D. It is also estimated that the pandemic of Vitamin D deficiency affects one billion people worldwide and is getting worse but no-one is entirely sure as to why. There are various theories including the fact that we are spending more time indoors and when we do go outside into the sun, we are slathering ourselves in sunscreen. Whatever the reason, there are things that we can do to help raise our levels.
Making the perfect smoothie is a bit of an art form. I have to admit I’ve created quite a few disastrous concoctions over the years but I think recently I’ve got it think I've nailed it, less sludge and more smooth-ie. Here are some of my tips on making killer smoothies every single time:
Since announcing my new gentle 7 Day Body Reset programme I've been asked by a few people how they know if they'd benefit from doing this, or any other, cleanse. The answer is simple: most people, (unless you are uber healthy pretty much all of the time), will benefit to some degree.
This simple tip can help your body’s natural detox process, aid your digestion, improve your skin, and boost your metabolism and energy levels!
Our bodies are bombarded with toxins all day long… from the environment, from chemicals in our shampoos and body lotions, from the food we eat, from the air we breathe… Don’t get me wrong, the body does an amazing job of getting rid of these toxins to help us to stay healthy. After all, that’s all our body wants to do, keep us in optimum health.
Energy balls are a staple in my fridge, they’re brilliant for a post workout protein hit, but also great if you fancy something sweet but want to be good!
I usually make mine with cacao powder but I fancied a change from the chocolatey flavour so decided to experiment. Usually when I experiment it might take me at least two goes to get consistency right, but with these they were spot on first time!
We all know the drill… 2 litres a day of the crystal clear stuff, but how many people actually drink that much pure water every day? Unfortunately many of us forego pure water in place of other liquids including tea, coffee, squash, fizzy drinks… (All diuretics meaning they drain water from our bodies)… Of course, our daily needs alter according to many factors including how active we are and what the weather decides to do that day. Therefore 2 litres is only ever a guide. And some studies suggest that we should actually be aiming for a minimum of 3 litres a day!
This new programme starting on September 20th in Walton on Thames is a combination of nutrition education and coaching support during which you can achieve outstanding results in just six weeks!
You may or may not have heard of chia seeds, the new 'super food' to hit the health food shop shelves in the last few years, and now becoming one of the most popular seeds amongst those in the nutrition-know. So why are these little black or white seeds creating such a buzz among the health and fitness fraternity?
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This is an adaptation of a wonderful recipe I've pinched from my Mum. Full of delicious root vegetables and spices, but light enough for summer lunch or supper, it's so quick and easy to make. It keeps really well too, so why not double up the ingredients and freeze a batch?
It's a really versatile recipe so I've added some suggestions of things you can do to change it a bit, depending on whether it's for a light lunch, or a full nutrient dense evening meal. It's very popular with kids and adults alike... my son absolutely loves this recipe!
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