Nutrition

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • Alcohol and fitness: The truth

    Alcohol and fitness: The truth

    12th January 2015

    Does alcohol help or hinder your fitness and how do you fast-track hangover recovery? The truth about alcohol and fitness.  Beer Research reveals the power of the recovery pint Bitter: 4% abv (alcohol by volume) – calories per pint 180-200 …

  • Hangover tips for training

    Hangover tips for training

    12th January 2015

    Let’s just say you do have a moment of over indulgence ahead a major event – here’s how to fast-track your way through a hangover with our hangover tips… Dress code Compensate for the effect alcohol has on your internal…

  • How to lose weight and keep it off

    How to lose weight and keep it off

    12th January 2015

    Personal trainer Rob Jones looks at how to lose weight the healthy way… Q. I’d like to lose a bit of timber and keep it off. What’s a reasonable monthly target for weight loss? Nick Barnes, by email  A. Losing weight is…

  • Training on the 5:2 diet

    Training on the 5:2 diet

    12th January 2015

    Guidance on training while following this popular diet from sports nutritionist, Emma Barraclough… Q. A couple of friends are doing the 5:2 diet and I’m tempted to join them. Can I train on my two ‘starvation’ days? Jason White, by email A.…