Hidden Sugars

Hidden Sugars

Most people are aware that sugar can destroy our health.  Two much sugar can lead to many health concerns – cancers, diabetes, acne, mood swings, weight gain, depression, headaches, dental problems and many other conditions.

When trying to cut out sugar many people automatically think of sweets, chocolate and soft drinks.  However, they do not realise that a lot of the (processed, packaged or refined) food that is marketed to us as “healthy,” “pure,” “natural” and “organic” actually contains a lot of hidden sugars.  These foods which we perceive as healthy are actually ruining our health. Read More

Being Gluten Free is not the end of the world….

Being Gluten Free is not the end of the world….

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week so I wanted to share a post about my experience with Coeliac disease and to share a bit more information around this disease in terms of what it is, tips and my favourite gluten free foods and cafes.  I hope you find it helpful.

I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in my mid 20s and I did think my life was over – that was after the doctor had to explain to me exactly what Coeliac disease was and then what gluten was. Once I got my head around this, I just thought, no more of my favourite foods. But on the plus side, would changing my diet really make me feel better….? Read More

Pregnancy Diet Tips

Pregnancy Diet Tips

Finding out you are pregnant is supposed to be an exciting time.  But for some women they find it overwhelming as there is so much information out there about what do, what to eat, and what to avoid – a lot of it is contradictory and confusing and therefore very challenging for expecting Mums to know what to do.

Food is important not only for the development and life of a growing baby but also for the mother.  As a result, a healthy diet should be a priority for the mother.  However, as we all know, it is VERY hard to worry about what we are eating especially in your first trimester when you may be feeling unwell a lot of the time.  Before getting pregnant, many women probably think that when they get pregnant they will eat lots of healthy foods – fruit and veggies, green smoothies etc.   However, when you discover you are pregnant, these thoughts can go out the window depending on how you are feeling.  Many women experience morning sickness through the first trimester (and some beyond) and often the last thing that you feel like are green vegetables. Read More

The importance of Self-care for a Healthy Life

The importance of Self-care for a Healthy Life

I’ve been thinking about my first blog post for a while and trying to decide what I wanted to focus on.  As it is my first post I wanted it to be something that was very important to me and beneficial to all my readers.  I came up with a long list of ideas and self-care is something that really stood out and is obviously really important for EVERYONE! Read more