The first month of winter has already come and gone. Hopefully you have survived without the winter blues. Our diet can help keep our immune system in good order so here are some tips to keep you well for the next few winter months.
Winter can be a time of less variety in the diet. There are fewer fruit and vegetables in season, the power houses of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our immune system thrives on.
How can we increase the variety?
I love my home made pancakes and not keen on cafe or restaurant made I am afraid. Not that I am a chef or any pancake expert. I can make them how I like though, not too sweet, with some substance to fill me and fuel me too!
Here is a quick, easy meal with eggs, cheese and milk for protein instead of meat. It is a great way to get in extra vegetables in a tasty way. A winner for vegetarians an those just wanting a meat free meal or change. Very economical weekly meal!
This is a great one for lunch, dinner, after school or post training snack!
Food is a powerful, important and essential part of our lives. It can stir up all types of emotions; anger, excitement, sadness, happiness, hunger, hanger, guilt, deprivation and the list goes on!
How can we can take control of these emotions and harness the goodness of food to nourish and then flourish?
We all want to keep well hydrated and perform at our best, whether on the sporting field or sitting at our desk. So when and how much sports drink is needed? And who needs them, if at all?
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We spend a lot of our waking hours at work, eating one or more meals and snacks there, often five or more days a week. The foods chosen to eat in this time therefore have substantial impact on our health. Wouldn’t it be great to encourage and elite eating workplace culture, after all who doesn’t want to be elite?
What’s for dinner? It must be one of the most common questions asked. I asked my mum this everyday! Knowing what to prepare each night can be a chore. Making a nutritious evening meal doesn’t mean it needs to be chef standard or take hours to prepare but making one is likely to result in a healthier diet so let's take a look at how we get it together easily.
Are you starting to feel anxious? The New year is approaching and you told yourself this is your year, you will lose 5kg, quit sugar and hit the gym? Ahhhhh you have tried it endless years before and it doesn't get further than January so deep down you know it wont be any different this time, so the guilt already starts.
So why set yourself up to fail? It’s a new year but just another day on the calender, why will you do things differently to yesterday? Let us have a look at some strategies you can use to make positive health change without guilt.
I love giving gifts during the festive season and of course it's nice to receive them too! What I find a chore is to think about what to buy so I thought of a few to simplify the process and have shared a few ideas for you.
An easy one if buying for me is a box of chocolate balls that start with ‘L’ and if you feel the need to buy some my delivery address is in my contact section on the website (hint, hint), however, there are other good ideas to enjoy so let's take a look.
Over my life I have often received positive comments about my teeth- how straight and white they are and the big smile! As a dietitian I know the importance of good teeth for good health particularly in later life. I intend to still be able to chomp into an apple and chew my steak into my later years. This relies on good teeth.
Food can be both friend and a foe to your teeth. Food provides nutrients we need such as:
Simone likes to share her expert nutrition advice. Read more