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As the summer holidays come to an end and the new term starts, many Year 12 (and Year 11) students will be thinking about the university application process. Here are some of my top tips from my experience last year as an applicant for Nutrition/Nutrition & Dietetics. Make a choice between Nutrition and/or Nutrition & … Continue reading 10 Tips for applying for Nutrition and Dietetics.
The Hadza people are an ethnic group who reside in north-central Tanzania (East Africa) with a population of only 1,000-1,500. The popularity of their diet has recently gained the attention of many experts in the field of gastroenterology and nutrition due to the presence of an array of bacteria in the gut of The Hadza … Continue reading The Hadza hunter-gatherer diet
Nutrients are a vital aspect of our heath and without them we would suffer from a variety of deficiency symptoms that can lead to other severe health issues. So what are macro and micro nutrients? According to Google: Micro nutrient: a chemical element or substance required in trace amounts for the normal growth and development … Continue reading Macro & Micro Nutrients: What’s the difference?
This recipe is fairly quick and easy to make, it's also quite inexpenisve, so perfect for a weekday dinner. Salmon is an example of an oily fish containing omega-3, health experts recomend we eat oily-fish at least once a week. So why not try this recipe to get your oily fish intake for this week. … Continue reading #recipe Yogurt marinated salmon, stir fried veg and couscous salad.
Firstly, what is chronic renal (kidney) disease? (CKD) It is a disease where the kidneys do not function as well as they used to, or should. What is the function of our kidneys? The kidneys are an organ and come in pairs, located at the back of the abdomen. Each kidney is approximately 4/5 inches … Continue reading Chronic renal disease: causes and a diet to treat it.
Understanding the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian is key since they both conduct different roles in the health setting. Many people seem to confuse these two titles and use them interchangeably although this is not the case, as you will find out. According to the Association for Nutrition a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr): ...provides … Continue reading Nutritionist Vs. Dietitian. What is the difference?
Ravioli are one of my favourite dishes and this recipe is a take on the classic, with spinach, ricotta and pine nuts (a winning combination!) This is a perfect recipe for dinner and can be served as a 'primo' (after the antipasti) in Italian cusine which usually consists of pasta if your hosting a dinner … Continue reading #recipe Spinach, Ricotta and Pine Nut Ravioli in a Tomato sauce
According to many health experts, males should eat approximately 2,500kJ of energy per day and 2,000kJ for females. But what does this mean?
Most people in the UK eat around 3 distinct meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. The number of meals eaten during the day isn’t the main cause for concern, rather it’s the amount eaten in each meal. Nowadays we see our portions increase rapidly although it isn’t with healthy, nutritious food but rather with foods that are processed, high in saturated fats. In addition, the proportion of ready meals we now eat has soared; many know of the health risks that continued consumption of these sugar-packed meals have on their health, but do little to combat this. Many Britons perceive cooking healthy meals to a laborious activity, although this myth needs to be busted. As a result, I will be posting some of my favourite, quick…
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This fairly quick and straight forward recipe is perfect for dinner or lunch. It is packed with vegetables so you can be sure that your 5 a day target can be achieved. This recipe uses chicken breast although you can use any other meat (adjust cooking time) or replace with vegetarian alternatives such as tofu, … Continue reading #recipe Super quick (and healthy!) stir fry.