Should I Follow a Low FODMAP diet?

The low FODMAP diet is frequently recommended by health professionals to those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which currently effects 10 -20% of the UK population. FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that, if poorly digested, ferment in the bowel which can cause IBS type symptoms in some people. A low FODMAP diet is designed [...]

What Makes a Healthy Salad?

There are endless combinations of ingredients you can use to make up a delicious salad however to make your salad really healthy here are some useful tips:  Ideally you want your plate of salad to be made up of 1/4 protein (100g portion), 1/4 carbohydrate and 1/2 vegetables. Try and stick to the complex carbohydrates [...]

Do You Know Your Portion Sizes?

There is so much confusion when it comes to portion sizes especially with fruit and vegetables! So what should your portion look like? Proteins - Meat, Fish and Tofu The size of a pack of cards - 100 to 120g per serving Fruit One portion of fruit should add up to the size of a tennis [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Health Hints and Tips, Uncategorised|0 Comments

How to Follow a Low FODMAP Diet

The low Fructose, Oligo-saccharide, Di-saccharide, Mono-saccharide and Polyols (FODMAP) diet is a therapeutic diet which is often recommended to people who are diagnosed with functional bowel disorders such as IBS. FODMAPs do not cause IBS however there is substantial scientific evidence to show that limiting FODMAP foods can help symptom management for many IBS sufferers. [...]

Suprising foods top nutritionists won’t have in their cupboards!

When the Daily Mail asked me to contribute to this article I was surprised at how many products I actually don't have in my house for various reasons. If they were looking for the obvious ones the list would have been coke, donuts, hydrogenated oils, colourings, etc, but they wanted to feature the surprises. I'm very [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments