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.
January is always hard to face and with current news, it feels even harder this year. Food and lifestyle can have a profound effect on our mood and wellbeing and it does not need to cost a fortune or take a huge amount of effort to start reaping some benefits. We recommend starting with 5 tips. Read more below or watch Heather in action on Virgin Media Weekend AM.