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Nutrition highlights – Steak, Wilted Spinach, Baked Garlic Mushroom & Sweet Potato Fries

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So as many of the Bottle Bazaar Wine Tasting Club members will know – wine expert India Marshall-Roads has asked me to give some nutrition information on the meals that are designed to be enjoyed with specific wines… This week’s meal is a fillet steak with wilted spinach, garlic mushrooms with thyme and sweet potato fries. What nutrients does this meal give …

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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 most of them are do-able in under 30 minutes …   Lunch / Dinner …

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Calcium as part of a nutritious diet… (updated Summer 2020)

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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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What does a nutritional therapist eat?

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  So if you’ve ever been curious and wondered what a nutritional therapist actually eats and drinks – then now is your chance to find out what makes it into my shopping trolley … Food: cruciferous vegetables (of course!) One of my favourite examples: Bok Choi – I love this totally tasty, easy to use vegetable – I chop and …

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

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As a nutritional therapist, lots of people ask me about Vitamin D.  So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, people are right to be concerned – especially at this time of year. In the winter, we cannot synthesise Vitamin D (known as cholecalciferol) from sun exposure. This is because in the UK we don’t get adequate sun.  And whilst it’s possible …

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