What’s Eating you Nutrition Blog

What’s the right breakfast?

Pre- war days, we mostly had cooked breakfast such as kippers, bacon or eggs with the option of bread, or porridge with milk and butter. Old fashioned Scottish porridge was made in big batches, you even take a slice with you. Such breakfasts gave lasting fuel to those...

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Natural alternatives for the menopause

 The menopause is a natural process caused by falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone. The ovaries normally produce the sex hormones oestrogens (of which there are three) and progesterone. The menopause is said to have happened when one year has elapsed without...

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Keeping the pounds off at Chritmas

There is no reason why a healthy weight loss plan needs to go out of the window at Christmas, or why you can’t make good choices over the Festive period. Here’s how:  Remember it’s just one day, it’s not a reason to pig out for a month  At parties, reduce your...

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Build up your immunity

Winter is a time when infections increase and our immune system needs to work harder to keep us well. What’s best to eat when we are ill? Bone broths – use organic chicken carcass or beef bones, add a mixture of vegetables such as carrots, leeks, onions and herbs....

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How to eat yourself ‘happy’

I see fantastic changes in my clients’ mood, anxiety and resilience when they change the way they eat. Being in control of food often leads to other areas of people’s life feeling more balanced, which increases contentment, and there’s no doubt that all these...

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Delicious Ways With Avocados

   Avocados are jam-packed with healthy monosaturated fats, good for heart health, and rich in vitamin E which is great for the skin and eyes, and loaded with antioxidants. Many people worry about the calorie content of avocados due to its high fat content, but these...

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Do I Need Stomach Acid? How to test at home

When we are hungry and see and smell food, we produce stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) which  helps digest protein and absorb minerals, as well as killing off unwanted bacteria that we ingest with our food. As we get older stomach acid levels can decline.  The amount...

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Pea and Watercress Soup

Make up 3/4 litre of vegetable stock but only use 300ml, plus 1 peeled and chopped parsnip or half a swede finally chopped, 200g of frozen peas, 1 courgette, 1 onion or bunch of spring onions, 1 handful of fresh chopped dill and 1 handful of fresh parsley or 2...

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