Before consuming too much of this stimulant, however, it’s worth noting the impact that it has on the body. Like all things, caffeine can be a force for good or evil. Moderation is essential.
The saying ‘cast-iron stomach’, really is misleading. At some point, most of us need a tummy overhaul, usually due to over-indulgence during holiday periods.
Physical reactions to foods are common. While food allergies account for some of these reactions, the majority are caused by a food intolerance (also known as food sensitivity). The symptoms for both are similar, which can cause confusion.
Let’s look at the popular choice of juice cleansing. The idea behind this diet is that if you’re not consuming solids, you’re barely consuming any calories. In addition, juice cleansing floods your body with all the nutrients found in fresh vegetables. That is sound logic, on paper – but is it safe?
Inflammation occurs when the body finds itself under attack. If you stub your toe, for example, messages signifying pain are sent to the brain.
Whether you work out in the morning before you head off to work, or you enjoy an evening session with a class full of likeminded people, your pre workout nutrition is key.
Maintaining a healthy, well balanced diet will not only keep you in top physical condition but will also be an important aid to your mental health.
As a vegetarian, however, these lovely summer occasions are very often something to cheer, but can also be something to fear. Our carnivore colleagues have no problem slapping beef burgers and pork sausages on the BBQ to get things going.
Many of us are up at the crack of dawn ready for the commute to work. Whether the kids have got us up before the alarm or we just continue the habitual routine of stomping downstairs like something out of ‘The Walking Dead’; either way, like the characters from the box office hit, we are usually in search for something to eat.
Oral allergy syndrome, or OAS, is a condition that’s thought to affect around 10% of the nation. Sufferers experience allergic symptoms after eating certain foods that contain pollen proteins similar to the ones that cause their hayfever.
For many years now, ‘probiotic’ has been a common word seen in health food stores. But now, the word prebiotic is being used, and we’ve all got confused. So, what’s the difference, why do we need them and how do we get both into our diet?
A lactose intolerance is caused by not having enough of an enzyme called lactase in the body. Lactase breaks lactose down into two simple sugars; glucose and galactose.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can both be painful to the sufferer, but they are different conditions.
For some, becoming a vegetarian, or choosing to change your diet to solely plant-based foods (this is actually called veganism if you exclude all meat, fish and dairy) can be based on several factors.
Coeliac disease is a fairly common complaint, yet one, which is often misunderstood, even by the people who live with it. Coeliac disease is, at its core, an autoimmune disease whereby the body reacts adversely to a food protein called gluten.
Organic farming and food production is becoming more popular and more profitable year on year, and the amount of organic food sold in the UK and in many other countries just keeps rising.
Natasha suffered from the most severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxis, to a sesame seed allergy and her symptoms developed so rapidly that nothing could be done to save her. The culprit was a pre-prepared baguette from Pret-a-Manger.
The tide is turning in regards to home grown vegetables. More and more people are looking to gown their own vegetables and for good reason.
Regarding digestion, food goes hand in hand with this process, and can also be a trigger for digestive issues and problems.
It’s surprising how many people suffer from food allergies and food intolerances, although the two should never be confused. It can also be difficult sometimes to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem.
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