All food is made up of complex mixtures of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These need to be broken down by our digestive system via enzymes into much simpler single sugars, amino acids and fatty acids in order for us to absorb and use these to produce energy. When this process is not working well, we can suffer from nutritional deficiencies and malabsorption.
Are you feeling a bit bleurgh after overindulging this weekend? Don’t feel guilty about the chocolate you may have enjoyed , we all know in the current situation (when we are away from family and friends) that a bit of chocolate or glass of wine may be the only small comfort we have. Read on for some ways to include more NEAT movement in your day and get that pep back in your step.
Acne is a condition whereby the pores of the hair follicles are blocked and fill up with sebaceous fluids. These may then become infected with bacteria and form pustules, spots and cysts. If these are left to grow they may leave scarring and damage to the skin. In addition to this, acne can cause sufferers to experience poor body image and low self esteem.
Even though most of us are working from home these days, we can still fall down on the meal prep. We wander into our own kitchens around lunchtime hoping for a healthy meal to just fall out of the fridge. Unfortunately, that almost never happens. Read on for some simple salad inspo.
Superfoods do not need to be exotic or expensive. Many everyday wholefoods grown here in Ireland can be considered superfoods. At this time of year, we are spoiled for choice. We don’t even have to stray beyond the fruit and veg aisle to get our superfood fix on a daily basis. Remember that the different plant colours come from phytonutrients like carotenoids and flavonoids that have many health benefits, so try and get as many different colours on your plate and eat a rainbow.