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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 individual professionals themselves… Introducing my good health places and ‘colleagues’ from Letchworth, Baldock, Hitchin and beyond… (Covid19 update: Most of these people and places are open in some form or another – pls check before you travel, …

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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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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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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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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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Guest blog post from ‘Meatless Mum’

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My lovely Healthy Herts Nutrition client has been making some fundamental food and nutrition changes recently and has written a revealing guest blog post for me about how she is moving her family from meat-eating to meat-free…   Meatless Mum I had considered giving up meat for many years. Why then did it take me until I was forty-one to even …

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2016 in nutrition and looking to 2017

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I’ve just been reflecting on the highlights of this last nutritional year and again it’s been a busy one… Nutrition Research The department of health has finally recommended that everyone has 10 mcg daily of Vitamin D. (The dosage is controversial – it’s considered too low in some circles – but it’s a step in the right direction). New research …

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