Happy New Year everyone! In this blog post, I’m going to discuss the importance of eating a good variety of vegetables and fruits in your diet, on top of stating the obvious.
Possibly you are all aware of the fact that according to Public Health England we should eat 5 vegetables and fruits in total per day. (If you look up the Eatwell Guide, you can find out more about it.) This can feel a bit daunting because how do you fit in 5 different plant foods in your daily coffee
In my last blog post, I promised to continue with some food options for the cold, winter months. This is the time when most of us crave comfort food. Naturally, we want to store more body fat and prepare for times when food is scarce. The only issue is that food is not that scarce anymore but our lifestyle did dramatically change compared to our ancestor’s and our bodies haven’t yet adapted to an often quite sedentary lifestyle.
The good news is that there are plenty of foo
There is no better time to slow down and unwind than now when the days are getting shorter and colder. (At least on the Northern Hemisphere.) Naturally, we spend more time at home, crave comfort food and something to cheer ourselves up when we don't really see the sun for days or even weeks. Letting the body settle into a new, winter routine helps to slow down and enjoy this time of the year. It's also a perfect time to create new habits, which will be easier to take with us
This might not be the type of post you would expect on a nutritionist's web site but here we go. I'm a big fan of pasta, so couldn't just let this day pass without any mentions. What's even more, I just had my home-made lasagna. The point I'm trying to make is that pasta is not necessarily bad for you. Just make sure you pay attention to a few things:
avoid the highly processed white pasta and focus on the lovely spelt, durum or other whole grain types. For coeliacs and th