seedsGreat Nutrition from the Simple Seed
Hemp, Flax & Chia Seeds

Seeds are a great high protein option to add to the diet with generally less fat than nuts. The fats they do contain however include the very heart healthy alpha linoleic acid precursors to omega 3. Continue reading Seeds

Healthy Eating

healthy eatingI am marking the Healthy Eating module for Dumfries & Galloway College. The students send me their work and on the previous course (now updated) some make reference to The Eatwell Plate.

However I have a real issue with a small but significant item on the nhs’s Eatwell Plate! Continue reading Healthy Eating

We Love Junk Food!

junk foodWhy we love junk food

We are genetically programmed to love sugar and fat, so it’s no wonder we are all wolfing into huge ice creams and piling on the pounds.

Lots of folks are scoffing ice cream cos they are hot – when a glass of hot water would better cool you down.

The reason for this programming is basic survival – simple as that. Continue reading We Love Junk Food!

Being Calorie Aware

stuffed peppersWhile you need to be calorie AWARE if you are trying to lose weight it is where your calories come from that count!! ALL CALORIES ARE NOT THE SAME and losing weight should never be just about calorie counting. Continue reading Being Calorie Aware

Daily Diet

Granola3Someone suggested I post up my daily diet just to give others some ideas for making a change. Probably not manage a day where I take all the pics but do sometimes have the time to remember to take a picture before I chomp into it!! Continue reading Daily Diet

Good Gut Health with Fermented Foods

fermented foodFermented Foods
Due to many of us needing to use antibiotics at various times during our life our digestive system can end up quite compromised. We (ideally) should have 2 kilos of healthy bacteria living within our digestive system. These good bacteria are responsible for some of the following roles: Continue reading Good Gut Health with Fermented Foods

Sourcing Good Meat

good foodIf you eat meat then try to find a really good source. If you live locally we can buy great meat products from Kilnford, Loch Arthur or our local butcher. Continue reading Sourcing Good Meat

Raw Food Day

fruitGive up a day next week solely for a raw food day.

Though It’s truly just vegan you could allow yourself a little milk – though an optional one such as oatly or a nut milk would be better. You could also allow a little bit of natural live plain yoghurt – preferably goats or soy. Continue reading Raw Food Day

Unhealthy Food

junk foodThe food industry is wrecking the health of us in Scotland. That’s the majority of the food industry producing snack savoury food, soft drinks, ready meals, children’s food, boxed cereals, biscuits, cake, etc, etc. Cheap unhealthy food products are probably responsible for 80% of what’s available in the supermarket. Continue reading Unhealthy Food

Eating Pulses

pulsesA pulse, sometimes called a “grain legume”, is an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to twelve seeds of variable size, shape, and color within a pod. Pulses are used for food for humans and other animals. Continue reading Eating Pulses