Leaving aside the potential impact of organic farming on the environment and looking at it from a purely nutritional perspective, there are a couple of key points to consider when deciding whether or not to chose organic food. [Read more…]
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.
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.
Poly-what?? Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get mainly from plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, chocolate, herbs and spices. They are the reason why red wine, dark chocolate and green tea are known to be so good for us. It’s thought that polyphenols can improve or help many aspects of health, including IBS, weight management, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease and cardiovascular diseases.