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Nutrition

  • Can watermelon enhance sport performance?

    Can watermelon enhance sport performance?

    24th July 2015

    Although the use of amino acids in sports nutrition is quite commonplace, you’re probably not familiar with L-citrulline. But as Andrew Hamilton explains, some recent research suggests that this little known nutrient may have real potential to enhance your sport performance. Think of performance-boosting…

  • To detox or not to detox

    To detox or not to detox

    15th July 2015

    Have you been tempted by a detox this summer? See what the experts think of detoxing… Q: I’ve heard a great deal about going on a detox. What do you think? Lindsay Holden (MSC.) – Nutritionist and personal trainer  purelifestyles.co.uk A: A…

  • Nutrition: barbecue heroes and villains…

    Nutrition: barbecue heroes and villains…

    11th June 2015

    It’s getting hot outside and what better way to enjoy the heat than to sizzle a BBQ. But how do you make sure your alfresco eating is as healthy as possible? Rob Kemp seeks out the ultimate in nourishing, nutritious fayre so you can become the healthy griller-king. “Protein,…

  • National Vegetarian Week: chilled avocado and pea soup recipe

    National Vegetarian Week: chilled avocado and pea soup recipe

    18th May 2015

    In honour of National Vegetarian Week, we’ve got this yummy veggie dish from Waitrose that’s quick and easy to prepare…  Total time: Ready in 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped ½ cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped 300g frozen garden peas…

  • Melon and ginger smoothie from Rachel’s

    Melon and ginger smoothie from Rachel’s

    14th May 2015

    Wake up to a melon and ginger smoothie; quick, simple and packed full of vitamins… Makes: 2 drinks Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients 200g galia melon or cantaloupe melon 250g Greek Style Ginger Yogurt Juice of 1 lime 50ml apple…

  • The Marmite Vitamin

    The Marmite Vitamin

    1st May 2015

    Love it or hate it, Marmite could benefit your training… Why? Because Marmite contains B12, B12 like all vitamins is a facilitator – in its specific case it aids the formation of DNA, is required for the synthesis of brain…

  • 4 post exercise drinks

    4 post exercise drinks

    22nd April 2015

    Looking for some new pre or post-exercise fuel? Check out four that we’ve had a tipple of… B.Fresh Cold Pressed Pure Juice Beetroot Lemon b-fresh.co.uk Price: RRP £2.50 Blurb: Relatively new to the juice market, B.Fresh boasts that they are the only…

  • The truth about organic food

    The truth about organic food

    4th April 2015

    Going organic – nutritional cure-all or expensive con? Is organic food really any healthier than conventional produce and is it worth paying extra for? Andrew Hamilton looks at the arguments for and against… Once upon a time, all of our…

  • Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie by Waitrose

    Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie by Waitrose

    18th March 2015

    This fruity mixed berry breakfast smoothie with crunchy oats will get your morning off to a great start, seeing you through until lunchtime. Preparation time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients 3 tbsp porridge oats ½ x 480g pack frozen Love…

  • Jamie Oliver Ready To Eat Pouches

    Jamie Oliver Ready To Eat Pouches

    12th March 2015 1 Comment

    Do you struggle to find tasty alternatives to potatoes and rice? These handy pouches from Mr Oliver are packed with pulses and grains… Eaten hot or cold, and promoted as a healthy alternative side dish to potatoes and rice, the…