Food additives and your heart

Food additives and your heart

Additives are usually found in processed foods, beverages and condiments, and are used to enhance flavour and/or shelf life of food. This may make you think they’re still perfectly okay to consume but that would be wrong if you care about your health. Firstly, it’s...
How to read a food label

How to read a food label

Learning how to read a nutritional label is an essential step when aiming for a healthy lifestyle. It will help you to choose between different products while grocery shopping and also to achieve your personal goals, whether they are to lose or gain weight or just...
Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

Micronutrients are all Vitamins and Minerals, required by the body in small quantities. As opposed to macronutrients, micronutrients generally don’t provide any energy in terms of calories, however, they often aid the macronutrient utilization and conversion into...
Macronutrients 101: Fats

Macronutrients 101: Fats

Fats are one of three essential macronutrients, needed for energy, absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K, hormonal function, tissue repair and internal organ protection. Although fats are highly beneficial for the body it is important to be mindful of the fact...
National Cherry Day

National Cherry Day

The 16th of July is the National Cherry Day here in the UK! These deep red little fruits well deserve to be celebrated on this special day, as they are packed with nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, manganese, and fibre. Cherries are known to be packed...