A simple google search can bring up a lengthy list of nutrients that are purported to be essential for thyroid hormone production and optimal thyroid function. But how essential are these and what do they do? Sometimes it sounds like if you just open your mouth and take a whole pile of these, your thyroid will just spring into action. So while this might get a little too science-y, here’s the story of thyroid hormone production.
It might not be new, but intermittent fasting will be big in 2021, as the evidence supporting it’s benefits continues to mount. Read Heather’s tips in The Irish Independent and more on our recent blog and this Irish Examiner article on new ideas for 2021.
One of the few positives from lockdowns has been the increase in home cooking and our increased veg intake as a result. Why not aim to build your own healthy recipe repertoire and get one new recipe under your belt this month? Couple that with the trend for eating seasonal and sustainable food and you are all set to hit several food trends for 2021. See below a one day meal plan with recipes or listen to Sorcha’s tips on meal planning and store cupboard essentials (at 1:43).
It’s tricky to stick to our habits and resolutions and eat healthily at the best of times, never mind in the midst of the current chaos and when working just a few steps from our kitchen cupboards. Heather has three tips for making it easier to eat healthily now and into the future. Read on or watch her share tips on Virgin Media Weekend AM.
There won’t be as many liquid lunches and crazy parties this year but Covid or no Covid Christmas is still going to be a time where we may overindulge. Find out how to make sure your liver is still talking to you come January.
Are you full of good intentions to avoid chocolate, crisps, jellies or whatever your particular downfall is but still find yourself unable to fight off cravings? In many cases this is not simply mind over matter. Our bodies send us messages to eat these foods in a number of circumstances. Being aware of why we get cravings can be a big help in preventing them.