Food for Thought: Small Changes this Spring

An abundance of research exists on the association between nutrition and mental health. Example, higher intakes of selenium, zinc, unsaturated fatty acids, fruit and vegetables have been shown to protect against adverse mental health. However, these types of results are not representative of the habitual diet as we must acknowledge that the human diet consists of whole foods, not solely of individual vitamins and minerals. … Continue reading Food for Thought: Small Changes this Spring

Food for Thought: Food & Mood

The Health at a Glance Report recorded 18.5% of the Irish population as having experienced a mental health illness such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression or alcohol/drug use in 2016. Adverse mental health appears to be more prevalent in women than in men however it is believed that there are many unreported cases of mental health disorders. Moreover, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression … Continue reading Food for Thought: Food & Mood

Food for Thought: Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

At present, the plant-based market is work c. €10bn. By 2027, this is expected to treble to be worth over c. €30bn. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love coconut flat whites or if there’s only oat drink, I’ll take that either. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth over one hundred times the milk alternatives market. … Continue reading Food for Thought: Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

Food for Thought: The Immune System

To keep our immune system in check we’re often advised to take a multi-vitamin. However, did you know that many of the foods we cook with every day can all play a role in strengthening our immune systems too? So, if your local chemist is closed, give some of these home remedies a try. If you have health concerns, always seek the advise of a … Continue reading Food for Thought: The Immune System