Healthy Eating/Nutrition

The Health Hut – healthy food provider in Chester

By at May 27, 2014 | 3:26 pm | 0 Comment

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The Health Hut in Chester, on North Gate Street, is much more than a city centre café. When I went to find out what they had on offer I was blown away by the level of dedication that the Health Hut team are putting in, to provide their Chester customers with “clean” and nutritious food. Going out to eat, if you are conscious about your diet, can be a bit of a

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Detoxing and re-energising with herbal tea blends from Dolyang Herbals

By at April 8, 2014 | 1:17 pm | 0 Comment

good morning Dolyang Herbals

Detoxing with “Fay’s Favourite” and re-energising with “Good Morning” The word “detoxing” seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment and in the late winter (after the excesses and stagnation of the shortest days of the year) and early spring (getting ready for a busy year ahead), it is important to have a good clear out – in the body just as much

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Protein for breakfast

By at March 13, 2014 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

From my own experience, breakfast is the hardest meal for people to change their habit! People find it difficult to change from skipping breakfast or a carbohydrate breakfast to a protein and fat based one; also finding it very odd when I ask them to change it up and base their breakfast around meats, nuts, fish, eggs and veggies!! This is why I recommend protein and

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Do I need to detox???

By at February 3, 2014 | 11:40 am | 0 Comment

This time of year brings the same old trends; the detox diet is a favorable one across the country; people get conned into believing that after a period of eating and drinking , we all need a juice cleanse or a detox diet. This, I'm afraid to say is a load of bull!! Like a few nutrition products/plans that get sold across the country, this is just well marketed,

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Thinking of going veggie?

By at January 28, 2014 | 9:24 pm | 0 Comment

With the rising popularity of the part time vegan, vegetarian, flexitarians, meat-reducers or those simply pledging to go vegan or vegetarian for just a few days or a month, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss what things you should consider when eating a plant-based diet in order to ensure it is healthy and nutritionally adequate. First the basics,

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The Paleo Diet – How healthy is it actually?

By at January 28, 2014 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment

The famous Paleo Diet that many people are following these days is thought to be healthy and nutritious, and claims to have a lot of health benefits. Some of them are weight loss and improved blood lipids desired by many people who are trying to lose weight. In addition, some research indicates it may also be good for people with diabetes. There are a variety of books

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Food Portions – size matters!

By at January 14, 2014 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

[caption id="attachment_2442" align="alignleft" width="576"] Portion size[/caption] Food portions - size matters! Over the past 20 years, our food portions have increased drastically and today many can only be described as "supersized". It is estimated that portion sizes are now at least two times larger than they were 20 years ago. However, to maintain a healthy

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Healthy Packed Lunches

By at November 11, 2013 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

School-aged children spend a large proportion of their time at school and the food they consume there has a significant effect on their short and long-term health. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that foods eaten can also affect behaviour and concentration at school. A 2009 national survey of primary schools in England found that only 1 in 10 packed lunches met the

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MEAT FREE MONDAY

By at October 13, 2013 | 7:55 pm | 0 Comment

So what is this global movement all about? The Meat Free Monday campaign aims to encourage people to have one day a week free of meat, not necessarily on a Monday.  Why? Well, firstly, consuming more fruit and vegetables and less red meat is good for your health and secondly, it's also good for the environment. Benefits for health: Consuming more fruit and

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Organic versus Non Organic.

By at October 5, 2013 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

We all know about organic foods and they do seem to be more readily available, but I know not everyone is sure if organic foods really are healthier, more nutritious and worth the extra cost. Deciding to eat more fruits and vegetables is a great step in improving your health and fitness but we also have to consider how safe our food is, how nutritious it is and if

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