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How eating well can help optimise mental health
6 hours ago

How eating well can help optimise mental health

World Mental Health Day was on Wednesday. When we talk about mental health, often the food we eat and the impact it has on our mood can get overlooked. The field …
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What you eat can help during the menopause
1 week ago

What you eat can help during the menopause

Hormonal changes can rock your world. From hot flushes and anxiety to low libido and joint pain, menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman. Typically women start to experience signs …
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Eating for exercise – what, when and how much
2 weeks ago

Eating for exercise – what, when and how much

When it comes to looking after yourself, diet and exercise go hand in hand. Whether you are exercising for health and wellbeing or for competitions and performance, what you eat …
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Nutrition is about much more than the sum of calories in food
3 weeks ago

Nutrition is about much more than the sum of calories in food

Recent news reports have been all over the idea that there should be a calorie count on menus in cafes, restaurants and your favourite takeaway in a bid to help control …
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Veganism is popular – but is it healthy?
4 weeks ago

Veganism is popular – but is it healthy?

2018 has been the year of the plant-based diet and the trend for veganism is on the up. With concerns over the environment, animal welfare and health, and supermarkets and …
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Get into the swing of the changing seasons
1 month ago

Get into the swing of the changing seasons

September feels like a fresh start. A time to reflect and get ourselves back on track after the relaxed months of summer. Maybe its because kids are back to school and …
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Bring balance back to your diet
2 months ago

Bring balance back to your diet

If every Monday morning starts with great intentions to get fitter, healthier and become a new and improved version of yourself, but by Saturday you are chastising yourself for another failed …
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The health benefits of tea
2 months ago

The health benefits of tea

If Ireland has a ‘national drink’, then arguably it has to be a good cup of tea: whether in times of grief and sadness or happiness and celebration, it is what …
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Are you getting enough fibre in your diet?
2 months ago

Are you getting enough fibre in your diet?

Dietary fibre may not be the most glamorous subject in the nutrition world but there may be more to this indigestible substance than keeping us regular. Getting sufficient fibre in …
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The sweet and low-down on sugar alternatives
2 months ago

The sweet and low-down on sugar alternatives

Last week I was chatting to you about how to manage sugar cravings. So now that your sweet tooth is under control, let’s take closer look at some of the …
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