Food Related

Take-aways versus healthier fake-away versions

When you order a take-away you don’t know exactly what you’re getting – but all contain the following not-so-tempting ingredients: poor quality meat, lots of salt surrounded by gooey carbohydrates and excess fats, often washed down with the temptation of sugary drinks or alcohol. However, cooking your own healthy version takes less time than it would to drive to the take-away and back, are much more flavoursome, usually cheaper and so much better for you!

BEYOND MEAT - PLANT BASED PROTEIN SOURCES

When we think of protein, it is usually steak, chicken, eggs and the ever popular protein shakes. But it is not essential to eat meat to get your quota of protein. Plant proteins, when combined with grains, will give you your essential amino acids and have additional health benefits compared to animal protein, and are much better for the environment.

Dietary Support for Cardiovascular Health

Women, in particular, need to be mindful that rates of high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, increase significantly after the onset of menopause. In this handout, you will find recommendations to support your cardiovascular health whatever age.

FOOD LABELS DEMYSTIFIED

Many of us aspire to opt for healthier food choices but become overwhelmed and confused by the vast amount of (often conflicting) information, misleading marketing claims and meaningless buzzwords. This guide aims to help you navigate the current food environment and increase awareness of the quality of food that ends up on your plate.