Sarah Flower

The Best of British Superfoods

The Best of British Superfoods Sarah Flower has compiled a very comprehensive and easy to understand list of British Superfoods you should be including in your day to day eating and what is so great about them! Plums One of the highest ORAC values (measure antioxidant activity).  They score higher…

Optimum Skin Health

Optimum Skin Health Our skin is often neglected, especially when we are younger, but as we age, our skin shows the signs of wear and tear.  Our skin needs constant nourishment and hydration in order to stay in the best shape.  As we age our skin gets thinner and more…

Sugar Free • Alternatives • Recipes & More!

Sugar Free • Alternatives • Recipes • and More! We all need to be cutting our sugar consumption dramatically.  The World Health Organisation recommends no more than 25g per day for an adult (much less for a child, depending on age), which roughly equates to 6 teaspoons per day.  We…

Cholesterol Myths Busted…..

Cholesterol Myths Busted….. Myth – Cholesterol is bad for us. Actually Cholesterol is needed for almost every function in the human body, from nerve and brain function to digestion and cell health.  It is present in every cell membrane, helping to maintain structure and stability, and also helps repair cells…

Supplements for a healthy HEART

Supplements for a healthy HEART Supplements often get bad press, with people believing you can get the nutrients and vitamins you need from your diet alone. As much as this has some truth to it, the reality is that we don’t eat as well as we should. Our lives are…

Cold Weather Pains

Cold Weather Pains Cold Weather Pains – a feature explaining the effect cold weather can have on our body  – from joint pain and arthritis to chilblains. Please can you provide nutritional tips (alongside key supplements including Collagen MSM Plus) which can help us to overcome symptoms?Cold weather can affect…

Party Season Skin Survival Kit

Party Season Skin Survival Kit! Party season is approaching, time to dust off the little black dress and santa hat and hit the town. Christmas parties can see us consuming 2500-3000 calories on snacks and alcohol. Party food, alcohol, late nights can all leave us feeling tired, achey and hungover,  but…

Fuller for Longer

Fuller for Longer Dieting to some can mean constant hunger pangs, deprivation and misery but it doesn’t have to be that way, Nutritionist Sarah Flower has put together a list of foods that will keep you fuller for longer, aiding your weight loss journey. We have learnt to put more…

5 Simple Steps to Improve Health

5 Simple Steps to Improve Health The great outdoors If you want good health, clearer mind and a decreased risk of heart disease, you need to ensure you have adequate vitamin D.  The best source is simply from sunlight, but our fear of sun exposure has lead us to shy…

Detox – What does it really mean?

Detox – What does it really mean? We are inundated by products claiming to detox, but what does it really mean?  It used to refer to strict regimes that rid the body of toxins, but it now seems to be the buzz marketing word for just about anything.  I had…

Energy Foods

Energy Foods Are you surviving on sugar and caffeine to keep you going throughout the day?  Low energy not only makes us feel dreadful but it also has a knock on effect on our immune system, mood and emotions.  There are many reasons why we may be lacking energy.  Ask…

Simple Dinner Suggestion • Eat yourself to a healthy heart

Simple Dinner Suggestion – Eat yourself to a healthy heart.   Simple Roasted Tomato Soup Packed with lycopene for a healthy heart. Equipment Needed Knife Chopping board Roasting tin Oven Stick blender Saucepan Sieve Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g of Tomatoes – quartered 1large red onion – quartered 2 cloves of…

Eat yourself Healthy

Eat yourself Healthy Healthy eating is very simply going back to basics.  If you use fresh ingredients for at least 80% of your diet, you really will be achieving better health.  It is common sense.  Food that has been put together in a factory is going to have less nutrients…

Eat your way to a healthy heart

Eat your way to a healthy heart We have all heard the saying ‘we are what we eat’, with a belief that a good diet can help protect us from ill-health.  Dr Carl Pfeiffer, a pioneer in nutritional medicine believed that ‘With adequate intake of micronutrients, most chronic disease won’t…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Our concern of skin cancer through sun exposure has lead us to cover up resulting in us not getting adequate vitamin D from sun exposure.  This is impacting our health in many ways.  Vitamin D deficiency can affect our immune system, respiratory system (especially incidences of asthma) depression, heart disease,…

The Great Sugar Con

The Great Sugar Con Sugar has made the headlines as it has now been linked to obesity and a wide range of health complaints.  The World Health Organisation are recommending a maximum of 6 teaspoons per day which equates to 24g (4g per teaspoon).   Pour this into a glass and…

Healthy Food Misconceptions

Healthy Food Misconceptions  Supermarket shopping is dull.  To ease my boredom, I enjoy trolley watching. I may even try to match the trolley with the owner and am guilty of superior smugness when my trolley looks healthier.  Smug mode doesn’t last long, especially when my son is with me.  He…

Sugar – The 21st Century Health Epidemic

Sugar – The 21st Century Health Epidemic Sugar, once expensive and deemed as a luxury, is now, in various guises, in almost every processed food and drink we consume.  The World Health Organisation recommend a maximum of 25g (6 teaspoons) per day for an adult – much less for a…