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Vitamins – Water Vs. Fat Soluble 💦🧈

Vitamins – Water Vs. Fat Soluble 💦🧈

In our The Facts About Micronutrients post we explained the difference and role of the two micronutrients vitamins and minerals. We now wanted to zone in on vitamins and why they are so important. There are 13 essential vitamins, A, C, D, E, K, and 8 B vitamins. Vitamins are divided into two groups: fat […]

The Facts About Micronutrients 🔍

The Facts About Micronutrients 🔍

Over the last few weeks, we have compiled a series of posts about macronutrients, including carbohydrates, protein and fats. We now want to focus on the micronutrients; vitamins and minerals. 👀 What are they?Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals needed by the body in very small amounts. However, their impact on a body’s health is critical, and […]

It is All About Eggs 🥚🍳🥚

It is All About Eggs 🥚🍳🥚

In our previous post about cholesterol, we talked about the fact that cholesterol is not the demon we have been led to believe it is. The body tightly regulates the amount of cholesterol in our blood by controlling its internal production; when cholesterol intake in the diet goes down, the body makes more cholesterol, and […]

Trans Fats or Hydrogenated Fats 🧈🍦

Trans Fats or Hydrogenated Fats 🧈🍦

You have probably heard that trans fats are the worst type of fat. In fact, the UK Government has urged food companies to cut down on the levels of trans fats in products, but an outright ban has yet to be enforced. Meaning that a number of foods still contain them. Here is some information […]

🍓🍐🍊FRUIT BINGO🍒🥝🍇

🍓🍐🍊FRUIT BINGO🍒🥝🍇

A few weeks ago we set you a challenge of trying one new vegetable. This week it is the turn of fruit 🍌 Why are fruits so important? ✅ Excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals✅ High in fibre✅ Provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids✅ Source of water for hydration 🔄 Having a variety, is key! Different types […]

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids? 3️⃣:6️⃣

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids? 3️⃣:6️⃣

In our Facts About Fats post, we showed that there are 2 main types of polyunsaturated fats: omega-3 and omega-6. But what are these and why are they important? 👀 3️⃣:6️⃣ OMEGA 3 AND OMEGA 6Omega-3 and Omega-6 may sound similar because they are both essential fatty acids, meaning that your body needs them but cannot make […]

The Facts About FAT 🥩🥚🥜

The Facts About FAT 🥩🥚🥜

The final macronutrient we wanted to discuss is fat. Fats are often demonised by the weight loss industry. Although typically saturated fats are “unhealthy” fats and unsaturated fats are “healthy” fats, all fats are integral for overall health. The main functions of dietary fats are: ✅ Supplying fuel for cells✅ Providing essential fatty acids✅ Being a carrier for […]

Animal vs. Plant Proteins 🥩🥜

Animal vs. Plant Proteins 🥩🥜

In our Facts About PROTEINS post, we noted that proteins can come from two sources: animals and plants. Animal proteins from meat, fish, dairy and eggs OR plant proteins from grains, lentils, nuts, beans and legumes. But have you ever wondered if plant proteins are as good as animal proteins?⁠⁠Let’s have a look at the […]

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