Category: Nutrition

Infant Nutrition: 14 months and onwards

Guidelines for infant nutrition vary wildly and are often contradictory. A simple guideline to ensure the best nutrition for your infant are the baby’s natural growth stages. By 14 to 18 months of age a baby’s digestive tract begins to mature and the first molars appear. The molars are used to crush and grind food. With the appearance of […]

Nutrition for 8 – 14 month baby

After your baby has been on fruits a couple of months, some veggies can be introduced. Raw celery sticks or lightly steamed pieces of carrot, broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini are all good options for baby to pick up and nibble. Baby will enjoy the different colours, tastes and textures. Also at this time a little […]

Infant Nutrition

Human breast milk is the ideal food for infants. The nutritional quality of a mother’s breast milk will rely on the quality of the mother’s diet, but generally speaking, breast milk is THE SUPERFOOD for infants. Sadly, Ireland has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world. According to an Irish Times article, 56% of […]

Lemons: health benefits

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. ~  Elbert Hubbard Lemons have many health benefits as well as being the essential ingredient for making a refreshing jug of fresh lemonade. They are most noted for their vitamin C content, which is why we often think of lemons when we have a cold or influenza. Lemons […]

Amaranth Protein

Amaranth is a tiny seed that cooks like a grain, which is why it is referred to as a pseudo-grain. It is higher in fibre than most grains. Similar to buckwheat and quinoa, it is gluten-free and easy to digest. Amaranth is noted for being high in plant protein. Its seeds are 13–15% protein, which […]

Warm water with lemon in the morning

Drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. Adopting healthy habits takes some effort. This one however is relatively easy as most of us will put a kettle of water on the boil in the morning. Many of you may already be doing this and most people know the benefits of starting your […]

Autumn: Strengthen your immunity

Autumn is an ideal time to do a little extra to support your immune system. If you are experiencing the first sniffles, sore throat, cough, cold sores or lowered energy levels, it can be a sign that you need to strengthen immunity —your body’s defence system. A strong immune system will help you to fight […]

12 reasons to see a nutritionist

Eating healthy is the single most influential factor in maintaining health and disease prevention. Good nutrition presents us with the opportunity to feel good from the inside out. So whether you want to lose or gain weight, improve fertility, maintain good health, improve your athletic performance or quality of life, you can benefit from the […]

Safe food additives

Food additives refer to substances that are not normally consumed as a food by itself, and not usually characterised as a food ingredient, Generally food additives are used in the preparation of foods for purposes other than their nutritive value, such as food preservation, added flavour, colour or texture enhancement. Some food additives sound scary, […]