Category Archives: NUTRITION

Nutrition tips, facts and important info. Basically anything and everything you need or want to know about nutrition is here.

AN EXPERTS GUIDE TO IMMUNITY

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Winter is fast approaching which means dark mornings, colder days and longer nights. With the weather change it’s no surprise that we tend to pick up more coughs, colds and infections.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can avoid being struck down by unwelcoming winter illnesses, particularly if you focus on boosting your immune system and fighting off the bugs. We caught up with Ruth Tongue, expert nutritionist at FOGA (www.foga.co), who offers her expert advice on how to boost your immune system this winter.

FOODS TO EAT EVERY DAY

Foods to Eat Every Day
It’s a fact; the more plants you eat, the better you feel. Eating a diet packed with whole, plant based foods is one of the most powerful things you can do for your energy levels, your immune system and your overall health outcomes. Dr Michael Greger – founder of NutritionFacts.org – highlights that some foods punch above their weight, packing in so much protective power that he recommends eating them every single day. Here’s the top of the pops of plants.

5 WAYS TO GET MORE GREENS

Green greens greens  Eating more greens is associated with many health benefits, including reducing inflammation, protecting against cancer, support brain health as well as increased energy, performance, skin health and weight.  In summary, we should all eat more greens. But most of us don’t. Because eating greens isn’t that exciting, delicious or easy to fit in our busy lives. And there are […]

HOW A PLANT RICH DIET CAN BOOST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

FOGA nutritionist, Ruth Tongue spoke to HN Magazine about how diet can impact mental health. Diet is often something which is overlooked when individuals think about their mental health. However, for some it can actually be the solution to an array of issues. It is very easy to get caught in a cycle of eating […]

Gut Health: The Relationship Between Your Gut and Brain

Every year 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem, some of these may only last a few weeks but others may suffer for much longer. Although there are lots of treatment options out there, research suggests that making lifestyle and dietary changes can improve our mood and general feelings of wellbeing. […]