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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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Why are fermented foods nutritious?

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  As recognition of their rich nutrition value grows, fermented foods are enjoying somewhat of a revival, which means that they’re more easily available than ever. However, the process of fermenting foods has actually been around for millennia due to necessity. Let’s face it – fridges have only been commonplace since relatively recently – about 65 years ago. You may have heard of some of …

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This nutritional therapist’s favourite recipes

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As a nutritional therapist who is passionate about food and cooking I am often asked for my favourite nutritious and not-so-nutritious recipes. Well here are a few I couldn’t live without…!  They each offer a lot in the way of nutrition as well as taste and don’t worry many of them are do-able on under 30 minutes (at least the …

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Testimonials

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What do clients say about Healthy Herts Nutritional Therapy?   I am fortunate to work with some lovely and very dedicated clients on improving their nutrition habits who 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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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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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 two to three times a week to help lower blood pressure …

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Healthy Hertfordshire…

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Expert nutrition coaching relies on educating clients on a healthy lifestyle, as well as healthy eating, and those issues are best served by the professionals themselves… Introducing my good health ‘colleagues’ from Letchworth, Baldock, Hitchin and beyond… Physical health… Personal trainers in Letchworth at Studio 180: Inviting This is a great place to come and work out. Recommended PT’s: David & Briony Thomas …

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Dairy-free, low GL chocolate mousse

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If you’re looking for a tasty new pudding that’s easy-ish on the waistline, but doesn’t feel or look like it… but is also ‘good enough’ to serve to dinner guests, then look no further… My weight-loss clients often seem to be happier to embrace the wholefoods options of savoury meals  and are often more cautious – some are plain embarrassed …

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Kids pudding recipe: dairy-free fruit yoghurts / smoothies

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If you’re always trying to get some extra nutrients into your children’s diets then this easy, fruity and nutritious pudding will be a great addition to after school meals. Ingredients: (Makes 4 portions) 8 (pref organic)* strawberries 1 kiwi Handful of blueberries 1 plum 1 flat dessertspoon of Lucy Bee Coconut oil (optional) 40g of buckwheat flakes & 50g of porridge oats 1 tbsp …

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Dodd’s nutritious anti-inflammatory kale butter

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Anti-inflammatory kale butter on rye with boiled eggs… Ok, so this kale butter started off as multi-tasking lunch and dinner… I was making some kale filling for stuffed peppers for dinner at the same time as making myself boiled eggs on rye for lunch… and ended up in the not-at-all famous but definitely delicious Dodd’s Kale Butter … Recipe: Makes …

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