Vitamin D is one of the nutrients we get asked about the most. But how important is it for our health? How do we know if we have enough or need to boost our levels? And can we do that with food? Find out more below.
What you eat when trying to conceive and when pregnant plays an important role in your baby’s health at birth and in some cases for the rest of their lives. So, it’s a great time to build healthy eating habits that you can pass on to your baby.
It is very important that raw cacao is not confused with cocoa, its roasted, processed and nutrient-poor distant relative. Cacao is busting with nutrition and an excellent source of magnesium in particular but also other minerals such as iron, zinc, copper and calcium, in addition to fatty acids. It is also full of polyphenols which makes it a great fertiliser for your microbiome.
For many parents, back to school also means back to making the daily lunchboxes, not usually anyone’s favourite job! But with kids eating up to 1/3 of their daily food in school, what goes into the school lunchbox plays an important role in their health, development and even their ability to learn.
In 2020 the BMJ and Swiss Re Institute collaborated to produce a second series of articles on nutritional science. Included in these was a discussion around whether current guidelines around salt should be taken with the proverbial pinch. You can read the article and watch the presentations here.
In this blog we consider current intake and recommendations and where exactly where all this salt is coming from.