Article 3 Addendum – Protein from Vegetarian Sources

In the main article on Protein for Enhancing Sports Performance(Article 3 of 6) we discuss that this macronutrient is a highly necessary part of our diet to ensure that cells are able to grow and repair themselves. We also recognise, in the same article, that this means that protein is an essential nutrient to maintaining…

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Health & Wellbeing Break in Casa Andromeda

A focus on your Health & Wellbeing in Casa Andromeda, Javea, Spain. Fancy being pampered, together with good friends, away from it all for a few days, in a warm, peaceful and sunny paradise? Want the opportunity to learn hints and tricks about healthy eating, some of the latest research findings on how to minimise health risks…

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Pre-diabetic or already diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2………? Don’t despair!

BUT….Do seek help! There is no need to feel embarrassed or feel like there is a stigma attached to this challenge. You are not alone and there are millions of people facing the same challenge as you – and there will be millions after you. It is part of our modern day society and something,…

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Article 2 of 6: Energy – A basic requirement from food…..

……. especially as it affects sports performance. The body can source its energy requirements from carbohydrates, fats and to a lesser degree, but still importantly, proteins. Proteins can, as with complex carbohydrates, be converted to glucose, which is one of the simplest forms of carbohydrates, also know as simple sugars. These are then, in turn,…

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Article 1 of 6: The Basics of Nutrition…..

…… for Sports and Exercise and remaining healthy. The volume of information about nutrition and healthy eating is totally overwhelming and worse, often conflicting. Basically we can Google ourselves to whatever information we would like, and a positive or negative take on any subject we choose, depending on the words we use in our search…

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NUTRITION – Just about weight loss or …..

……. also a means of enhancing your exercise and sports performance? Do you ever feel tired before you start your exercise or training programme for the day? Have you experienced ‘heavy legs’ or the feeling that you are just not improving either with your weight loss ambitions or your exercise programme to increase your fitness…

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Low Carb Diets – A consideration of health or economics?

The Atkins diet and more recently Paleo (or Paleolithic) diet, are probably two of the best known low carbohydrate diets globally. Certainly the Atkins diet was revered by thousands, and many of them high profile celebrities, as being the ultimate and sustainable weight-loss diet that showed almost immediate results. The re-written and recently published ‘New…

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Go for Virgin!

A number of years ago, some will remember that we were told that margarine was the healthiest fat to eat. So, we spread it on our bread and used it in cooking and baking. Now that we know the dangers of transfats (see blog), we are eating less of it but, because transfats are still…

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Moments for Seniors…..

….to avoid or minimise the so-called “Senior Moments” and increase health and longevity as we age. It is not just young people that care about their health and well being. In fact, my experience in the Crawley area, where I do most of my nutrition consulting, is that if anything, mature adults and senior citizens…

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Quick, light and nutritious Burgers

Yummy Healthy Cheese(&courgette)burgers   Author: Heidi Recipe type: Dinner / Lunch Cuisine: Vegetarian Save Print I really only like beef burgers on the barbecue, ideally medium rare and with nothing in them but lean beef……..But these (non-meat) burgers I would eat every day, given half the chance. Their protein and some minerals, like calcium, come from the ground…

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