Healthy Eating Blogs

A variety of interesting topics relating to healthy eating, food and nutrition.





Healthy Eating in the Workplace

Healthy Eating in the Workplace Healthy eating in the workplace is cruical as we consume at least a third of our food and drink intake at work. Eating healthy along side being activity can improve health and wellbeing, which in turn can improve performance at work. Healthy eating in the workplace can be broken down […]

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Caribbean Foods & Healthy Eating

Caribbean Foods & Healthy Eating Following traditional eating habits are essential in preserving cultural identity, especially, when these traditions can be lost when ethnic groups migrate to foreign shores. Traditional food choices and food preferences are greatly influenced by historical events. Caribbean food’s history The Tainos or Arawaks inhabited Caribbean islands such as Antigua, Barbados, […]

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Level 2 Food Safety

Food safety controls are not new 21st century initiatives, Babylonian documents dating back circa 3,500 B.C. proclaim “You shall not poison your neighbour’s fat nor shall you bewitch your neighbour’s wine”. The punishment for breaking these rules was an unforgiving death penalty. Today’s food safety legislation do not carry such a high penalty, but they […]

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What is a Smoothie?

What is a Smoothie? Typically, a smoothie is a ​cold beverage that contains fruit or vegetables, blended together with ​ice cream, milk or yogurt until a smooth texture is achieved. Smoothie History In the 1920’s Stephen J. Poplawski, invented a drink mixer, making it easier to make milkshakes at home. A few years later Fred Osius improved on […]

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Healthy Eating in the Workplace

Some of our top companies are realising the advantages of supporting preventative health and wellbeing initiatives. But do health and wellbeing initiatives really offer any benefits to the company and, more specifically, how can the implementation of Healthy Eating in the Workplace play a sustainable role in the social and financial development of a business? […]

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Cook n Eat

Cook n Eat: A Participant’s Experience When I saw a flyer for a free Cook n Eat course taking place in Nottingham I wasn’t sure  what to expect, but as a student an opportunity to improve my cooking skills for free was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up! The classes took place in the […]

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Chocolate Naughty but Nice

Chocolate Naughty but Nice? White, dark, milky, smooth, velvety, nutty, fruity, what is it about chocolate that we really like? Millions of us indulge ourselves with this desirable product with various occasions dedicated to its enjoyment like Easter, Valentine’s Day or a celebrative event.  Another reason we may use for devouring chocolate is the revealed […]

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Sugar Savvy

Know Your Sugars and get Sugar Savvy What are the Sugar types? There are many different types of natural sugars:  glucose, fructose (fruit sugar), sucrose, lactose (milk sugar) and maltose (malt). Natural sugars provide a combination of sugar and nutrients, e.g. fructose – sugar, fibre, vitamins and minerals, whilst lactose – sugar, calcium and protein. […]

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Food and January Blues

Food and January Blues We all have days when we feel good or bad.  However, the month of January lends itself to put more of a damper on our mood than any other month. Hence the phrase ‘January Blues’ and the lyrics from Pilot’s song ‘January sick and tired you been hanging on me’, but […]

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What Do Nutritionists Eat?

What Do Nutritionists Eat? Listed below are a series of foodie  questions asked to Healthy Eating Solutions nutritionist. What do you normally have for breakfast? If I’m exercising early in the morning it will be Weetabix, soya milk with a banana or wholemeal toast with peanut butter. I find this to be the perfect balance […]

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