Do you run and exercise regularly, feel like you want to shed a bit of weight?
Here is what you need to know before making any New Year changes to your diet.
Hummus is the ultimate easy snack to make yourself, and there are so many alternative recipes to pimp up the traditional way of making it.
Here are two simple, delicious hummus recipes. Great for a comforting post-exercise snack.
WHAT IS GINGER?
Ginger is a herb with thick stems and roots that live underground. Ginger root is branched with "hands" and "fingers", has a brown skin and paler flesh inside.
Why exactly is ginger so great to eat?
Stress, in all forms, can play havoc with your health and take its toll. Eating the right foods can be restorative and provide relief.
As a registered Nutritional Therapist and sports nutritionist, a majority of people I work with have some element of stress in their lives.
Here are three great foods and drinks to include in your diet than will help reduce feelings of stress and improve your health and performance.
What should you eat before your Saturday Parkrun, or any 5k race?
You want to feel full of energy yet not so stuffed that you get stomach ache.
Here are 5 great breakfasts to try that will help you run a terrific 5k and get the weekend off to a storming start.
This was a last minute change of plan from the lamb tagine I had originally planned to make. But it still tasted delicious and ticked all the intuitive eating/recovery food/different flavours boxes I was originally aiming for.
Most of us have great intentions of eating healthily at least part of the time, and a lot of people want to eat better than they currently do because they can feel the effects a poor diet is having on them.
Do you stand in the kitchen to eat while scrolling through your social media feed? Bolt your food down so quickly it barely touches the sides? Pick up a takeaway on the way home from work?
The menopause is a completely natural and normal change of life for women, but it can be challenging to come to terms with.
Earlier this year Jasmine Paris became the first female winner of a 268-mile ultra-marathon. An amazing achievement in itself, made all the more interesting by the fact she stopped several times during the race to express milk for her 14-month old baby. Most of us are a little more moderate with our running goals post-pregnancy (Parkrun is often just fine!), but even so many women who ran and raced consistently before and/or during pregnancy say that running is part of them and they want, perhaps need, to get back to it. It is perfectly possible to combine both.
If you are after a simple, healthy supper that takes very little time to prepare then egg muffins are the best.
Egg muffins are also great for a quick, protein-based breakfast as they can be kept in the fridge overnight, ready to grab and go in the morning.
You can use other veg as an alternative to pepper and peas. Spinach, spring onions and feta is a tasty combination.
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Helen Morton, registered Nutritional Therapist. sports nutritionist, runner and food lover, sharing latest nutrition research and recipes.