Today (1st October) is World Vegetarian Day, also known as world veggie day and, whilst we might not want to become a full-time vegetarian. eating meat-free one or two days each week can help to broaden our vegetable intake. Vegetables are a great way to add fibre to our diet to support our gut health
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Healthy Eating Week With a myriad of resources and a variety of authorities defining what comprises a healthy diet, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the information. The healthy eating week is an initiative by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) to promote healthy eating habits to support mental, emotional and physical well-being. The BNF is
National BBQ Week 2020 This week is National BBQ Week, which was set up more than two decades ago to help increase barbecue activity throughout the UK and to get people thinking about getting BBQ-ready in early summer. #NationalBBQWeek This is the 24th national BBQ week, but of course, this year is different. We are
Nutrition and Hydration Week was launched in March 2012 and its primary aim is to educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing, particularly in the health and social care setting. #nutritionandhydrationweek To show our support, we put together seven days of tips focusing on nutrition and hydration for
How you (and the microbiome) can help to support somebody with an eating disorder This week (2-8 March 2020) is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) in the UK – an international awareness event designed to fight the myths and misunderstandings around eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder and EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified).
Snack ideas for kids With the kids off school for the next couple of weeks and the cold, wet weather keeping us indoors for much of the time, it can begin to feel that our children are constantly saying things like ‘I’m hungry/starving/dying’, ‘what’s for lunch/dinner/food?’, ‘what can I eat?’ and similar requests for food!
How to avoid hangover gut rot Today is the second Black Friday of the year – only this one has nothing to do with shopping and everything to do with alcohol. If you are planning on hitting the town tonight and partying to the max, here are some tips that might help to support your
Christmas food choices Many of us will have already eaten a Christmas dinner or two, complete with a starter, Christmas pudding with cream or brandy butter and perhaps mince pies, cheese, and biscuits and if we are lucky, some after-dinner chocolates…and don’t forget the bread roll with butter on the side. We may also have
A warming gut-friendly spiced pumpkin recipe for Bonfire Night. Spiced pumpkin, butternut squash and sweet potatoes all contain high levels of fibre, which supports healthy digestion, and provide lots of beta carotene (vitamin A), which supports the structure of skin and other body membranes (including the gut wall). Ginger, coriander and turmeric are all anti-inflammatory
Worst foods for your gut exposed Digestive health is critical to the health of your whole body – from your brain to your skin, your immunity to your weight. And of course, not forgetting digestive symptoms themselves – bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, acid reflux, indigestion… But what can you do every day to support your digestive