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.

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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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How can I get plenty of calcium in my diet?

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It’s easy once you know how… Here is a sample day of food showing the Calcium quantities next to each food type, in milligrams with Ca next to it, in brackets. Most adults need 700mg daily, up to 1250mg if you have osteoporosis or have coeliac disease – more on calcium in the diet.   Breakfast: 310mg Calcium Bowl of porridge …

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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… (updated October 2018)

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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. Calcium is also required for cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. 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 …

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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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