Anyone for cricket? Insect not sport!

There is a new product available marketed as an alternative protein source. This product is aimed at “adventurers” “athletes” and “foodies”: the product is cricket flour or cricket powder.

Would you eat cricket flour? No I am not a celebrity, get me out of here! Or Yes Jump it over here please!

Eating insects is called Entomophagy and surprisingly we already eat insects!

Read More

Fiery Feasts! BBQ food safety and nutrition advice.

Summer is not summer without at least one barbeque, sunny days permitting in the good old British weather. The term barbecue derives from the word “barabicu” which comes from the language of the Taíno people of the Caribbean, translates into “barbeque” “a sacred fire pit". This method of cooking food has been around for centuries; people have been building fires and cooking their food either in the embers or over the flames for years. Although our lifestyles and cooking methods have changed (thanks to the fitted kitchen) barbequing food remains a very enjoyable way to cook,

Read More

Do we need to detoxify?

There are plenty of herbal teas, fluid supplements and various diets available to buy that all claim to detoxify the human body. Detoxify from the English dictionary means “to remove poison.” As humans do we really need to detoxify?

The answer is ......

Read More

A guide for parents: Fussy eating!

As a Dietitian I know the importance of a varied balanced diet. A balanced variety of food in the diet ensures that we all have a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to teaching your children about healthy eating it may sometimes be easier to swim through treacle! As a mum of two children I have experienced the frustration of cooking a meal only to have it sneered at and pushed away with a firm “yuk”!

Read More

Is chocolate good for you?

In Britain we are Europe's top chocoholics.  Britain on average eats its way through 605,000 tonnes of chocolate every year (a quarter of the continent's entire chocolate supply!) What is in chocolate nutritionally? Is it good for you? How much chocolate should we be eating?

Read More

Do you need to buy a vitamin supplement?

Do you need to buy a vitamin supplement?

Until the 20th century we thought the only nutrients needed in a human diet for health, growth and reproduction were protein fats, and carbohydrates. This changed when we discovered that tiny quantities of additional nutrients were also essential to human life... vitamins and minerals.

Read More

Ultra endurance races and nutrition

Ultra endurance races.....

..... Are races that exceed the distance or duration of an equivalent Olympic event, and or an event that can exceed either 4-6 hours. Pushing your physical ability to the extreme in competitions such as..

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) which is 166 kilometres (103 miles) an ultra marathon, with a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m

Read More