Why You Should Eat Mussels

Why You Should Eat Mussels

Why Mussels? We often think of mussels as a holiday food when really, we should think about them as a delicious and healthy meal we can eat at home or when out for dinner. If you consider the ingredients of soft paella rice, bacon, prawns and mussels the nutritional value of this meal is perfect… …more

Common Cold – Prevention Vs Cure?

Common Cold – Prevention Vs Cure?

At this time of year people start spending more time indoors, on public transport and are less likely to be out exercising in the fresh air. As a result, people are more often in close proximity to each other in damper environmental conditions. With all of these factors, colds, infections, coughs and other respiratory illnesses spread more easily and become more frequent. We have entered “cold season”. …more

A Healthy Obsession With Dark Chocolate

A Healthy Obsession With Dark Chocolate

You might be surprised to hear that there are some healthy treats out there that do not require slavish commitment to nonsense like the “low fat” or “light” snack option. Dark chocolate while perhaps not everybody’s first choice, is a healthy alternative and is an excellent treat or dessert if you are looking for something healthy to satisfy your sweet tooth. …more

The Health Buzz On Coffee

The Health Buzz On Coffee

How many cups of coffee can I drink per day? If you do drink coffee, what’s the optimal amount? We give you the answers.. Coffee, along with water and tea, is one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world. It is such an integral part of some people’s daily routine that they believe they simply can’t function in the morning without it. …more

Hydration – What is our body’s requirement for fluid?

Hydration – What is our body’s requirement for fluid?

It is well established that water is essential for life and optimal physical well-being. We are well accustomed to the message that most people need to drink more water and that dehydration has implications for our health, but how much more do we need to be drinking, and what is our body’s requirement for fluid? …more

Green Tea – One Of Natures Greatest Drinks

Green Tea – One Of Natures Greatest Drinks

Green Tea – One Of Natures Greatest Drinks. Green tea has been consumed for centuries in Asian countries, particularly China, where it originates. Green tea has not only a major part of Chinese and Asian culture for its unique taste and social significance, but it has also long been associated with health promoting and therapeutic properties. In recent years green tea has become much more common in Western societies, and can now be found on nearly all restaurant and café menus as well as in any decent health food store. …more

12 ways to get your diet on track for better health or performance

12 ways to get your diet on track for better health or performance

All too frequently the nutrition headlines that grab our attention relate to quick fixes or short term solutions for our health or appearance. We never get tired of hearing that there is a new, faster and easier way to achieve our health goals, be it lose fat, gain muscle or “tone up”. If you are serious about your health and you want realistic strategies to achieve your goals then you need to accept that it requires effort, planning and consistency. …more

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

People are often keen to know if there is a specific food that they should eat or a supplement that they take in order to help them strengthen their immune system or improve their overall health. We believe that people can get the vast majority of their essential nutrients from a balanced and varied diet based on the consumption of whole, natural and unprocessed foods, but there is at least one exception to that – vitamin D. …more