Are snacks good or bad for you?

Are snacks good or bad for you?

Before I started studying nutrition back in 2007 I didn’t think twice about the type of snack I ate. Cadburys dairy milk wholenut bars, maltesers and chocolate chip cookies were some of my favourites! They were often grabbed when energy levels were low. Little did I...

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Crispy lemon thyme chicken with roasted veggies

Crispy lemon thyme chicken with roasted veggies

If you are looking for a simple dinner recipe that's easy to pull together, yet nutritious and super tasty, then this is for you! It is also dairy and gluten free for and suitable for coeliacs, or anyone with a sensitive tummy. (Serves 4, prep 15 mins, cooking time 55...

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Are you still confused about fats?

Are you still confused about fats?

How important are essential fatty acids when it comes to our health? Fats get a bad press when we talk about diet, but they are, of course, vital for health. As one of the key building blocks for our bodies, they form part of our cells, form the basis of many...

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Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple

As I pack for my Camino trip tomorrow, I felt inspired to share my thoughts on what’s really started to resonate with me lately, keeping it simple! I love walking, spending time in nature, meeting new people and when a good friend asked last year if I would like to...

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Time to spring clean your body

Horray! it’s now officially spring time and we can start saying goodbye to those dark evenings. Here in Wicklow we’re having a wet start to the season with lots of rain and grey skies but don’t let that dampen your spirits. It’s now time to come out of winter...

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Magnesium powers your cells!

Did you know that many of the chemical reactions in your body depend on a mineral called magnesium. To explain the science bit a little, magnesium is a "co-factor" for the enzymes that produce energy for your cells. Enzymes are protein molecules that make it easier...

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Curry chips – full of goodness!

Ok, so not your standard chip - these are made from Celeriac, sometimes called celery root or knob celery.  It’s an odd looking root vegetable that someone recently mentioned, looks a bit like a brain!  It has a taste similar to regular celery stalks, and can be...

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Protein – are you getting the right balance?

So why is protein so important? It’s needed not just for muscle tissue but for your hormones, immune system and enzymes that start biochemical reactions e.g. they help breakdown foods so you are absorbing all of your nutrients. It is also needed by the body for...

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