Healthy Herts Nutrition Blog

Healthy eating is about enjoying delicious food – and gaining some great health benefits! Find out more about the latest scientific research on diet, vitamins and nutrition, plus my comment on some of the food stories in the press, as well as some tips to improve your own healthy eating including recipes.

I bet you know your BMI… but do you know your WHR?

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What is WHR? WHR stands for Waist to Hip ratio Things have moved on since the BMI (Body Mass Index) tool was developed. The issue with the BMI tool is that it misses those people with regular weight / height ratio but who carry weight around their middles which carries a higher chance of dying sooner from diabetes or heart disease …

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Calcium as part of a nutritious diet…

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Q.Why is calcium in the diet important? How much do I need? Important questions – calcium is needed for strong and healthy bones and teeth. Most adults between the ages of 19-65 will need 700mg of calcium a day, (different amounts apply for 0-18 year olds, women breastfeeding will need an extra 550mg and those undergoing osteoporosis treatment will need around …

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Some testimonials

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What do clients say about Healthy Herts Nutrition?   I am fortunate to work with some very lovely and dedicated clients on improving their nutrition habits and whom work extremely hard to reach their health and fitness goals. These are some words from them regards working with me as a Nutritional Therapist on everything from losing weight to special diets …

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Guest post from Hannah Brown on anorexia recovery and her new support service

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This month my guest writer, Hannah Brown from Bedfordshire discusses her ongoing fight for NHS care and support for recovery from anorexia nervosa and how she is now offering others support through her bespoke peer-to-peer Eating Disorder (ED) recovery support service An Ear To Hear.  (Please note that due to the seriousness of this mental health condition, BANT Registered Nutritional …

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15 ways to eat more oily fish (& what is an oily fish anyway?)

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So after discussing how to get more oily fish into our diets with clients and most recently just this morning with my friends, it is apparent that many people really struggle with this.  Fish and nutrition have a close relationship… A large body of evidence points to eating oily fish three times a week to help lower blood pressure and help …

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