Nosh Team Turkey Salad with Pine Nuts and Lemon

I know what it is like to always be busy and to always be on the go. Which is why I love this salad recipe that my Marketing Manager, Troon, shared with me. The recipe only takes 20 minutes and can be made vegetarian by simply removing the turkey breast and can be made vegan by removing the turkey breast and feta cheese.  The salad is refreshing, light and the perfect meal for any day of the week. I want to share the recipe with you and show you the marvellous skills my office is learning and applying to their daily lives. ...

International Raw Food Day – Green Power Smoothie

It's time to go RAW! That means you need to stop cooking, cleaning up pots and pans, stop feeling heavy and lethargic after you eat and above all stop complaining about your weight! I became a Raw Food Chef over 3 years ago and I have never looked back. I ate fully raw for over 2 years and now do around 60 – 80% raw. The benefits of eating raw are utterly huge. Here are some below: -It tones up your digestion when you eat high fibre products;-They are very hydrating as they are not only full of liquids but they also don’t...

The 10 Most Common Mistakes of Serial Dieters – Part 2

I know it feels a bit funny to say this, almost blasphemous even? But why do we have to have all our bank holidays together like that? Why can t we just spread them out and have one every other month or something? It discombobulates me to have to keep popping off every other weekend! Yes, I know! I m a big moany groany bite me!    I was thinking about how we define how we matter this week. I mean how much of our time we spend trying to prove that we are loved, that we are important, that...

The 5 Most Common Mistakes of Serial Dieters – Part 1

  The thing about this weather is that you have absolutely no idea what you are going to be wearing from one day to the next. And the problem with that is that you end up spending ages in your wardrobe.   And the problem with that is that if you are me, or a girl, or breathing even, you then spend a huge amount of time wondering what still fits you from last time you wore it! And being really cross if it doesn't! It's enough to make you weep. And swear to go on a diet immediately. As...

Did You Get The Flu Last Year?

Did you get flu last year? If you did, I bet it was around this time that people started dropping like flies around you with colds and the flu. And yes it was right about now. Why? Well, this weekend the clocks go back and our evenings get colder and darker. The reduced light, warmth and colour of winter can leave you feeling melancholy, tired and irritable. And for many it makes it tough to function during winter and leads to feelings of hopelessness. So what? Well, when you feel down it depresses your hormone function and your detox functions....

Dietary Control of Metabolism - Answer to Weight Loss?

It's fairly common knowledge that a slower metabolism will slow down the rate at which you use up energy. But have you considered that you may be able to control your metabolism through your diet? And that means that your answer to your weight loss problem is right where it should be in your hands and well within reach. Let's try to see how this works. Far from simple. At the outset, you should be aware that the link between metabolism and weight loss is a little more complex than most of us are aware of. Broadly speaking, you may...

Recipes: Digestive Processes Can Help You Diet

Your digestive system is a remarkable mechanism that allows you to eat whatever food you want whenever you want it. Chances are that you hardly ever give it much thought. Your system is just available to take handle whatever food you eat. Food is digested so that the nutrition it contains can be utilised by your metabolism to provide nourishment. Take care of your system. On the one hand, you can tone up your digestion by eating plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain and high fibre products. Such foods will provide roughage that will keep your digestion working well....

How Harmful Is Fruit Sugar For You?

Sugar is bad for you! Surprised? You shouldn't be since sugar has now become the worst enemy of every thinking person across the world. But that huge reaction against sugar has predictably gone to an extreme. Now everything sweet is suspect. We've thrown the banana out with the Haribo.    Why? We look at fruit and think it's as bad for you as a sweetie. It's important to understand the difference between refined sugar and naturally occurring fructose. This is made more difficult when you get fruit juices that contain fructose, but it is chemically made fructose. For the body...

Bad Sugar VS Good Sugar, What's The Difference?

How many times have you heard 'sugar is bad for you!' It has been drummed into us for so long that we now have had a backlash against anything sweet. I guess it is understandable. When you look at something sweet you DO actually assume it has sugar. And then it's a short hop, skip and jump to assume that it is bad for you. Now everything sweet is suspect. But, we've thrown the banana out with the Haribo. If I ask you if a banana is bad for you, you'll probably look at me as though I m nuts....

QUIZ: Are You Addicted To Sugar & Carbs?

How Much Sugar Are You Consuming? Surveys by the USDA suggest that sugar consumption has increased more or less yearly since 1982 and it's generally sugars such as beet or cane sugar, corn syrup, and corn sugar. This drastic increase is commonly related to popular soft drinks and processed junk foods i.e. coke, orange juice or chocolate bars. Soda consumption has increased radically since earlier decades with major soft drink corporations earning billions of dollars from sales. It s estimated that roughly 33% of added sugar intake is entirely from soft drink consumption. Many TV Ads, billboards and magazines advertise...

Why is heartburn scary and dangerous for you?

Have you heard of GERD? It is short for gastroesophageal reflux disease - a chronic disease of the digestive system. In GERD, acids and other contents from the stomach frequently run back up and irritate the sensitive tissues of your oesophagus. Most people have heartburn or indigestion from time to time. It s usually a case of overindulgence or that extra spicy sauce you love so much. But if you feel that burning sensation in your chest more than twice a week, you might have GERD. Fortunately, most people can manage GERD with over-the-counter medications and a few lifestyle changes....

Are You Addicted To Food?

Have you heard the phrase food addict? Well, you are about to. Recent scientific studies are showing more and more that food is an addiction that ranks high up there with drugs. That is the good news. Why? Because the bad news is that when mice were fed cocaine and another group were fed sugar, which do you think was more addictive? The sugar won hands down. That is the bad news. You can be addicted to sugar and suffer from all the consequences of a sugar addiction without even knowing it. But you are certainly showing it, in the way...