Louise Carney-Stillie’s Nutrition Blog

fiber facts

Five Fibre Facts

Five Fibre Facts   Five fibre facts to improve your bodies health and wellbeing: 1. Eating fibre has been proven to lower your risk of heart disease: Fibre lowers cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, by reducing the build-up in the arteries. 2. Reduces the risk of Diabetes type II by Improving insulin resistance (Prevents blood…

Palm oil

Palm Oil

Palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil in the world It is great to see that Iceland food stores are making a move to ban palm oil in it’s own food products. Although palm oil contain: Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats Vitamins A and E, which are powerful antioxidants. Research has also shown that If…

health benefit foods

Food that have potential health benefits

Beetroot Red beetroots are a root vegetable which contains beta-carotene, calcium, and iron. They are low calorie, nitrate-rich vegetable. Its nitrate content has made this sweet vegetable into something of interest since its potential usefulness as a health promoting and disease preventing ‘functional food’ (Clifford et al., 2015). Functional foods have been shown to have a…

Sugar Intake Guidelines

I came across this infographic from the BBC website which I thought was a great way of showing you that the World Health Organisation recommends that we should not be consuming more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day.http://www.who.int/…/publicati…/guidelines/sugars_intake/en/

morning run

Morning run at Colwick Park

Well, it was worth getting out of bed this morning and going into the pouring rain and cold for Colwick Park Run as I came 3 women out of 94. I set myself a goal just to get out and get around so I am so pleased with the outcome. What is your goal for…

dealing with emotional eating

How to deal with emotional eating

Emotional eating is one of the main reasons people gain weight. It makes sense, if you think about it. Most of us now know that regular overeating and being overweight go hand in hand. We can also identify more or less accurately what’s good for us (wholefoods,fresh fish, fruit vegetables, etc) and what’s not so…

Magnesium in food

Chris Evans from the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show was talking about Magnesium this morning and how good it was for us but he never mentioned what food sources it is found in. He only mentioned supplementation so I thought I would let you know instead. High fibrous foods such as spinach, almonds, brown rice,…