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Nutrition
What are Good Fats?

What are Good Fats?

The subject of fats can be incredibly confusing. We hear good, bad, trans, mono - how do we make sense of it all? Luckily, our nutritionist Nereda Merrin has done that for us. Here is the definitive guide to our favourites, the Good Fats. Monounsaturated and...

Why do we need protein?

Why do we need protein?

We all need protein - an essential nutrient, responsible for many functions in your body, including the building of tissue, muscles and cells, as well as making anti-bodies and hormones.  Studies also suggest that as we get older we may benefit from eating more...

Eat Screen Free

Eat Screen Free

Eating while you're distracted can lead you to eat faster, feel less full, and mindlessly eat more. Whether this is watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing a computer game, the type of distraction doesn't seem to matter much. For instance, one research study...

Switch to Mixed Salad Leaves

Switch to Mixed Salad Leaves

Your gut microbiome is a vast community of trillions of bacteria and fungi that inhabit every nook and cranny of your gastrointestinal tract, and have a major influence on your metabolism, body weight, propensity to illness, immune system, appetite and mood. Each of...

Carbs after 6pm?

Carbs after 6pm?

Carbohydrates After 6pm Will Not Make You Fat Carbohydrates are something that many people fear and tend to avoid when trying to lose or manage their weight. The fact is carbs don’t make you gain fat, and the silly myth that eating carbs after 6pm will make you fatter...

Why we should eat 30+ plant foods per week

Why we should eat 30+ plant foods per week

Each and every one of you knows that eating an abundance of plant foods is ideal for a healthy diet. You simply work along a continuum regarding how much you are actually going to exercise this knowledge within your day-to-day life. The question many clients have had...

Bloating

Bloating

As a nutritionist I find I spend a fair bit of time talking about bloating. Many of my clients find it awkward, annoying and confusing. But it's also preventable, predictable, and even kind of normal, sometimes. Today I'm answering common questions about bloating that...

Food for the Brain

Food for the Brain

Have you ever stopped to consider what your brain is made of? Often, we talk about the brain as a muscle. You’ve likely heard some expert or other tell you that your brain, much like the muscles in your body, needs mental exercise to stay healthy. Use it or lose it,...