Like many people, when I first heard about buckwheat several years ago, before my nutritional therapy studies, I assumed it was a type of wheat. Not so I quickly found out after doing some research. Buckwheat is actually a fruit seed, and a very nutritious one at that.
A few weeks ago I ran the longest race I have ever undertaken, a 60km (37 mile) trail run around Surrey. What an experience! So much excitement, anticipation, nerves, doubts, a whole range of emotions. Weirdly, or perhaps not, going into the run I had no doubts whatsoever that I would not finish the race. Not a single doubt whether I would be able to run the 60km or not. I knew that I could do it, that now was my time to do it, that I would achieve my goal and enjoy every moment of the process.
For many years now I have been a fan of green tea. Not just for the proven health benefits but also for the lovely taste. Long gone are the days of bitter tasting green tea, now with quality tea leaves and proper brewing I thoroughly enjoy the earthy, grassy taste of my morning cuppa.
Anxiety is often associated with stress and stressful life events, such as taking exams or moving house, but sometimes occurs for no apparent reason. Either way, anxiety causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, physical tension and mental fatigue. These are unpleasant feelings that we can sometimes feel as if we have no control over, but the good news is that the right nutrition can play a huge part in alleviating anxious feelings.
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Helen Morton, registered Nutritional Therapist. sports nutritionist, runner, Level 2 Fitness Instructor and food lover, sharing latest nutrition research and recipes.