Recipe: Quick & Easy Tropical Green Smoothie

If you’re living in a heatwave like we are here in California (although I am happy it’s starting to become a bit more bearable now), then you may be on the lookout for some tropical smoothies to enjoy. Especially with autumn slowly starting, why not enjoy the last of the tropics before we move onto…

Nutrition 101: Iron

For the next segment of my Nutrition 101 series, I thought I would chat about something that most people will have thought about before. Especially for women, iron is an important nutrient that we must ensure we consume enough of. Personally, I’ve had anaemia before, so I take the importance of iron, iron-rich foods and…

Nutrition 101: Kombucha

You’ve probably walked into a health store or a regular grocery store and noticed an odd looking drink in the cold drink section, that looks rather interesting but also questionable. Once you read the label and notice it says it’s a fermented tea… you may be put off and not know what it is. So,…

Nutrition 101: Vitamin C

Nowadays, lots of people are seeking vitamins to boost their immunity and Vitamin C is by far the most often spoken about. To help those who have no idea where to start and whether or not they should be supplementing with Vitamin C, I’ve decided to gather some info and share my knowledge and thoughts…

Nutrition 101: Sweeteners

Sugar, the traditional granulated sweet stuff we often use in our baked goods and read on the label of far too many food items we buy at the grocery store, is delicious, but not the best for our health… As some of you may know, it is very high on the glycemic index (GI) scale,…

The Simplest Way To Drink More Water

Good hydration is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Water really is a miracle worker… It’s key for regulating body temperature, maintaining proper brain function, flushing out waste and toxins from your body, protects tissues, spinal cord and joints, aids in digestion, maintains satiety levels and amongst multiple other benefits… helps improve mood. There are…

Recipe: Protein Packed Shelled Hemp Salad

Even if the weather is starting to cool down, there are always ways of enjoying some salads in the fall season. My favorite and easiest way to do so is to make them a bit more filling, packed with protein and healthy fats by incorporating some nutrient-rich shelled hemp seeds. Technically a nut, hemp seeds…

Nutrition 101: Pistachios

Let’s talk about a very beautiful, specific type of nut that most of you food and dessert lovers out there probably know about… Pistachios. They aren’t just a beautiful and delicious nut that makes the best ice-cream, macarons or crunchy topping on a salad, avocado toast or smoothie bowl, but they’re also one of the…

Nutrition 101: Dietary Fibre

Although it’s my favourite nutrition-related topic, quite a few people don’t know the importance of dietary fibre. This is a problem in many countries where people do not consume nearly as much fibre as they should, as it is important for a healthy digestive system and has been linked to reduced cholesterol, improved glycemic control, a…

Nutrition 101: Eat the Rainbow!

You must have heard that we should all eat our greens. However, it’s much more important for all of us to eat a rainbow. Not skittles or M&Ms in fact, but a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colour! “Why?” you ask? Let me explain 🙂 Plants have various components such as phytonutrients which…

Nutrition 101: Easy ways to stay hydrated

One way of making sure you get enough water in throughout the day and stay hydrated  is to work by dividing your day into segments based on you lifestyle! So today I’m sharing quick little tips of how you can ensure you get enough water throughout the day! 🙂 1. Hydrate right when you wake…

MSc Graduation and changing things up to help YOU!

So this past Thursday I graduated from the University of Surrey! I can’t believe it’s all over now! I finished the course back in September, but going to graduation, seeing all my friends and course mates again and experiencing the process of graduating with another degree has really made me think about what I’m doing…

Nutrition & Hydration Week!

Happy Sunday everyone! This upcoming week: March 12-18th is National Nutrition and Hydration week! The aim of this movement is to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. Many organisations and sectors have got involved in Nutrition and Hydration Week in previous years and this year as…

Nutrition Series: Vitamin D

It’s that time of the year, where we just don’t get enough sunlight! And if you read the headlines of many magazines, newspapers or hear conversations on the radio & TV, a major health topic that’s popular right now is Vitamin D! I thought I’d start a series where I share some info & tips…