Emotional eating: is there a role for nutrition?

Have you ever reached for a bar of chocolate when you are having a stressful day at work? Or perhaps you have found yourself at the end of a large bag of crisps while cramming for a big exam?

If this sounds familiar, then chances are you have experienced emotional eating. Whether you have found yourself eating out of boredom, habit or emotion – you are not alone. Most of us have been there. Continue reading  ▶

Vitamin D update: Why January is a good time to consider your vitamin D levels

January can be a time of mixed emotions. On the one hand it is a fresh start which can bring optimism and a chance to focus on our health, on the other hand it is often associated with the January blues, with the festivities of Christmas over but a long winter still ahead. Many people focus on dietary changes during this time and choose to join in with “Veganuary”, opting for a vegan diet during the month. Increasing plant-based foods is a good way to support health, however certain nutrients can be hard to obtain from a vegan diet, including vitamin D.

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Planning and implementing a detox

The new year often marks the beginning of detox season. After an indulgent Christmas filled with rich food, wine and sweet treats, many people will kick-start January with a new diet and a detox. We have previously written a blog post on the science and history behind the detoxification processes and what nutrients are essential to support this.

In this article, we provide some practical advice on what foods to enjoy and avoid during a detoxification period along with a sample menu at the end, but there are lots of recipes and ideas available online.

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