Foods for Great Skin

Taking care of our skin, the largest organ in the body, is paramount to many of us. Having great skin is linked to health and vitality, and a bad skin day can reduce in lower confidence and self esteem.

What we eat has a big impact on the health of our skin. As food is digested, it is broken down into polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are then used to build healthy skin. If you eat highly processed foods, low nutrients foods, or deprive yourself of good nutrition, your skin won’t be as healthy as it could be.

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Alcohol and Sports Performance

Alcohol and Sports Performance Alcohol seems to be an ingrained part of not just our culture, but within sports themselves in many games in Australia. A beer after the match, or a few drinks for team bonding is something we regularly hear about. Whilst I am all for having a good time, there are a […]

Is meat ok?

To meat or not to meat? There’s been much hype in the media recently about meat causing cancer, particularly processed meats. But does this mean you should become vegetarian? The research is right, over consumption of meat CAN increase the risk of cancer,  in particular bowel cancer. Processed meats containing artificial nitrates increase the risk […]

Fuelling For Training

Fuelling up for long training sessions Regardless of your sport, if you’re an endurance athlete heading out for a big session (ie, longer than 90mins), eating appropriately before hand can be the key to if you have a great training session or not. But why is it so important? Our muscles contain a substance called […]

48 Hours In Hong Kong

In a recent post I spoke about some of my favourite places to eat in Madrid. On the way, we were lucky enough to stop off in Hong Kong. Thanks to some wonderful friends and family members, we already had quite a few recommendations. So where to start?! Breakfast: There’s no place like it for […]

Nutrition for the Travelling Athlete

Eating well on holidays can sometimes be difficult. Finding the right foods to fuel physical activity, and ensure optimal performance can be even more challenging! On our recent holiday, I experienced this first hand, with my partner planning 3 days of cycling in the Pyrenees, and me planning on some long trail-runs there, and a […]

Which Milk?

One of the questions I am regularly asked is ‘Which milk is best?’, or ‘What is your favourite milk to recommend?’. You would expect the answer to be clear cut, however the answer is more shades of grey than black and white. Dairy milk Full cream, low fat, skim, A2, lactose free… so many options! […]

Breakfast Food Diary

My Food Diary – Breakfast Something people often ask me is ‘what do you have? what do you eat for breakfast?’. So here is the answer peeps! Following are my 3 favourite breakfasts, along with a little note about why. Standard, day to day breakfast: 1/3 cup oats + 6 cashews + 2 tsp pumpkin […]

Raw Foods

Raw Foods: Hype or Hope? There has been much hype recently in the media about raw foods and their benefits. What does ‘raw food’ actually entail? And is it really necessary to eat only raw foods? Raw foods are never heated above 44C, and are unprocessed or refined. Some advocates believe this also means that […]