Category: Healthy living tips

Battling your cholesterol woes with diet

Very well conducted studies suggest a clear link between high cholesterol levels and heart disease. If you are struggling with high cholesterol, here is a nutritionist guide to lowering your cholesterol through diet.

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A nutritionist’s guide to surviving the stomach bug

Hopefully you won’t have to use the advice I give in this article because it is about coping with something that we wish didn’t exist. The dreaded stomach bug which leads to symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and bloating.  These unpleasant symptoms normally take a few days to a week to recover from. Healthcare professionals recommended taking paracetamol for any fever or aches and pains and getting plenty of rest. In addition to this, this article will give you advice on what to eat and avoid eating when surviving a stomach bug and the symptoms described from day one till up to a week. Each stage is dependent on how well you feel. For example, someone may be ready to eat in the first 24 hours if their symptoms are mild.

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How to grow strong healthy hair through nutrition-Part 1

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Although genetics and hair regimen’s have a big influence on hair health, nutrition plays a big part too. Read on to find out how nutrition can help you achieve hair success!

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Encouraging your kids to eat more fruit & veg!

picky-little-eaterA child’s diet in their early years can affect their health for many years to come. Poor nutrition during childhood can lead to all sorts of problems later in life, such as an increased risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. General eating habits are formed in the first few years of life so it is very important that we encourage children to eat healthily.

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Sugar, you’re going down!

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After  Jamie Oliver’s recent sugar rush documentary and the last SACN report, there is definitely a need for us to re-evaluate how much sugar we are consuming. Most of us are aware that it is important that sugar needs to be consumed in moderation.

However, this can be challenging, especially when many of the foods we eat, have more sugar in it than we think.

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For the love of water!

With water making up nearly two thirds of the body, water is by far the most important nutrient. There are so many benefits to drinking water. However, drinking enough water can be challenging. This is especially true if you do not like the taste.

Benefits of drinking water

  • Calorie control-Water helps people feel full and also substitute’s for otherwise higher calorie options.
  • Helps energize muscles-When muscles don’t have enough water, they get fatigued.
  • Clearer skin-Water flushes out toxins and reduces the risk of pimples.
  • Water boosts your energy-One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is tiredness. So drinking water should help to combat this.
  • Helps digestion-Water helps things move along the gastrointestinal tract. Drinking water should also help prevent constipation.

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