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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Immune supporting foods

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What’s your recipe for keeping your immune system healthy as possible right now? My clients have been requesting ideas of things they can do to help support their immune systems at this time. Here are my top 7 (updated) immune support tips staying as healthy as possible:   Eat ‘the rainbow’ – how does this help? Brightly coloured vegetables contain …

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Help – I’ve put on weight! How do I get back on track?

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So this has been a common complaint over lockdown – here are my top 3 recommendations of things you can start doing straightaway…   Firstly – cut yourself some slack Its been a challenging few months and dealing with all of these changes has taken some deep breaths, to say the least. So, if you’ve put on a few pounds, …

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Too stressed to cook / eat / drink / stop eating…

or drinking or eating the ‘wrong’ foods? You’re not alone…   Rate your stress…   When clients come to see me I will typically ask how stressed they are on a scale of 1-10… This is either because they’re showing signs of stress or because they tell me that stress is making them ill in some way – and its …

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How to Support your Immune System with Everyday Foods

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  Sarah’s Immune – Supporting Everyday Foods – Quick Shopping List   I know from analysing my clients’ food diaries that very few of them are getting sufficient nutrients on a regular day. To keep healthy during these times in particular we need to pay extra attention to our health and to ensure our diets are nutritious. We can help …

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What is Kefir?

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Kefir is fermented milk which gives a yoghurt-drink type consistency and is a probiotic food. It’s usually made from cow’s, goats or sheep’s milk and typically contains high levels of Vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate – and probiotics. It contains over 50 species of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. What are the benefits of kefir? One study …

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