With the rise of vegan diets, protein is a hot topic in the health and nutrition press. Whether it’s a focus on how to avoid it or conversely how to ensure even more or indeed whether you should or shouldn’t be avoiding it, many find themselves on a rollercoaster of changing opinions and it’s easy to see how protein myths can embed.
I love running my yoga retreat at a property that I’ve owned and run since 2001! It’s a wonderful opportunity to invite a small group of like-minded individuals and offer them a glimpse into my world, where we can fully indulge a healthy lifestyle together; cooking and eating delicious healthy food, enjoying the beautiful outdoors […]
It is not difficult to over-estimate the importance of proteins; we need protein for virtually every process that takes place in the body.
This hearty Butternut Squash and Lentil Dhal is a delicious way to combine warming spices with protein rich lentils, nutritious butternut squash and spinach. I’ve used green lentils here as I prefer a variety that holds its shape and doesn’t go too mushy, but all varieties are fine to use.
Numerous studies conclude that eating a rich and varied diet, that provides good nutrients, protects us from illness and disease and fundamentally, this starts with good vascular health; in other words the health and integrity of your veins and arteries which consequently impacts your heart health. However understanding exactly how eating certain foods can actually […]
It is somehow very easy to slip out of your good eating habits as soon as your out of your normal routine; think holidays, christmas or even just a weekend socialising with the family and friends, let alone a weekend away of 3 meals-a-day plus snacks in between. Why is it then so hard to […]
It’s been an incredible summer here in the UK but we’re in no doubt that we are now heading into Autumn! I, for one, love the change in seasons. No matter how much I’ve enjoyed the current season, I always find that the advent of a new season offers me a shift in focus and […]
Without salt, our food would taste pretty bland but it’s not uncommon to find yourself reprimanded for adding salt at the table. Are we actually eating too much salt and do we need to restrict our intake and perhaps our enjoyment of food? The answer is not that straightforward and indeed, may surprise you. If […]