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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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