Archives of Nutrition

Nutrition & Food Basics

Nutrition & Food Basics  Having a basic knowledge of food nutrition can make a massive difference to your health including weight and many menopause symptoms.  Food is essentially made up of 3 macronutrients – Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats. They are present in large amounts, unlike micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) present in small quantities. Most foods […]

Fruit For Thought

Fruit  & The Diet Culture FRUITS have been demonised as having TOO MUCH SUGAR! YET the diet culture is selling a mega load of ‘Healthy Smoothies’ 🍇FACT -FRUITS are DELICIOUS 🥝FACT -They promote health and provide a variety of essential nutrients, such as fibre, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. 🍑FACT – the fibre in fruits helps slow […]

Ditch The Food Guilt

Do You Suffer From Food Guilt? I believe there should be no guilt when it comes to eating. True, it’s healthier overall to eat strawberries 🍓 instead of an ice cream 🍨 sundae. However, it does not make ice cream 🍦 a lousy choice. Nourishing your body is about BALANCE. Embrace that strategy, and you’ll […]

Healthy Midlife Pancakes – Is There Such A Thing?

Midlife Pancake Absolutely There is nothing more moorish on the weekend than pancakes. Do you love pancakes but no longer eat them because you are concerned about calories or think they are unhealthy? The thing about midlife is that we need to enjoy food. It’s the essence of living. So yes, we need to be […]

FULL FAT, LOW FAT, NO FAT – CONFUSED?!

Midlife Confusion – Which FAT?  Full fat, low fat, fat-free can be very confusing.    Here’s a fact – FAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT; SUGAR DOES Healthy fats in the RIGHT amounts help build hormones, reduce inflammation, and keep our cells and skin supple. They provide energy, helps with the absorption of vitamins and […]

WHAT FOODS TO AVOID OR REDUCE?

Midlife & Menopause Is a Time of Change Suddenly we realise that our bodies are not exactly behaving the way we would like, and suddenly things we love to eat, and drink don’t have the desired effect.  I personally do not believe eating, diet or way of life should be one of deprivation. Even on […]

DO BEANS & LENTILS MAKE YOU WINDY?

Midlife & Menopausal Women Don’t Ditch The Beans. Beans and lentils are a midlife woman’s go-to superfoods.  Some facts about beans and lentils :  🔹Rich in phytoestrogens which can help control symptoms such as hot flushes. 🔹Good sources of iron and magnesium, which are essential for energy and bone health & sleep.  🔹Excellent source of […]

WATER – NATURE’S GIFT

DO YOU DRINK ENOUGH WATER? Our body compromises of approximately 60% water, and it is crucial for most bodily functions.  Staying hydrated is extremely important for your overall health and especially important around menopause, where declining oestrogen levels can lead to reduced moisture in our tissues. Drinking more water is one of the simplest lifestyle […]