Keep summer going! 15 tips to lift your spirits
Although it might be feeling slightly autumnal, summer is a good time to develop some healthy habits. Here are some tips to lift your spirits and give your wellbeing a boost. Get out into the light and soak up some vitamin D which helps regulate the stress hormone.
Lifestyle 3 min read
Our partners Breakthrough Cancer Research bring you 8 steps to lowering your risk of Cancer #mysmallchange
Fundraising Director and Scientist Orla Dolan describes how some lifestyle changes such as diet, nutrition, exercise, limiting alcohol, avoiding processed foods and more can all help to reduce your risk of cancer. Short tips included in VIDEO.
Health 3 min read
10 tips to help you read food labels
Familiarising yourself with food labels means arming yourself with as much knowledge about the food you are about to consume as possible. Does this product take you closer to your goals, or does this product take you further from your goals? It’s a confusing territory, especially owing to the voluntary nature of some food labelling, and what manufacturers can do to dodge some of the more directive labelling such as a red traffic light (more below). Think of this post as an FAQ on label reading.
Health 4 min read
Behind the Scenes with Leinster Rugby Nutritionist Daniel Davey – Behind the Team – Laya Healthcare
Find out what Rhys Ruddock is like in the kitchen, how many calories a professional rugby player consumes in a day, and what’s the Leinster Rugby squad’s favourite meal in this exclusive behind the scenes video.
Stories 2 min read
Your five point checklist to making your own nourish bowl
The fibre message has been around for a long time, but it isn’t exactly glamorous. No one wants to talk about roughage, or bulking up their stool. And when you think of fibre, most people think of wheat bran, or prunes, or linseeds. t We need to continue talking about fibre, and its connection to improved health. As the raging polarisation of fats vs carbohydrates continues in the nutrition science sphere (you’ll know it as the fat is evil/sugar is evil debate), one steadfast tenet of optimum nutrition that hasn’t wavered, is that increased consumption of fibre correlates with reduced risk of chronic disease.
Health 4 min read
Top Tips to Optimise Brain Power
The brain is a site of high metabolic activity, with a demanding rate of nutrient turnover. Fuelling that large organ optimally is essential, and never more so than during times of heightened stress brought on by examinations, project deadlines, or conference proceedings. Whether you’re a full-time student in secondary school or University, a post-grad student in full-time employment, or working full-time within an industry that requires you to sit professional exams, keeping your focus and concentration on point requires a sound nutrition strategy
Health 6 min read
This delicious Focaccia bread recipe is dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free and egg-free
Is it possible to bake something that is dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, sugar-free, and still taste delicious? Our Nutritionist Carla Bredin proves it is possible with this delicious Focaccia bread.
Health 1 min read
How to host a healthy party!
Healthy hosting is all about using good quality ingredients to create your own drinks, dips, and snacks. Watch this VIDEO by Carla Bredin on how to make delicious non alcoholic ginger beer for your next gathering! There's a host of healthy snacks in this blog post too.
Health 5 min read