Food for Thought: 30 Plant-Based Foods to Support Gut Health

To help support good gut health, it is important to include as many plant-based foods as possible in your diet each week. I challenge you this week to keep a log of the different plant-based foods that you eat. These will include all fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, nothing forgetting that different colours of the same fruit or vegetable will be … Continue reading Food for Thought: 30 Plant-Based Foods to Support Gut Health

Food for thought: Plant-Based Drinks

In recent years, we have become accustomed to seeing a plethora of plant-based drinks in our supermarkets, our coffee shops and even in our own fridges at home. But what role, if any, do these dairy-alternatives have in the Irish diet? Thirty years ago we drank milk. Twenty years ago skimmed and semi-skimmed milks were coming onto the market. Ten years ago some of us … Continue reading Food for thought: Plant-Based Drinks

Pinterest Accounts to Follow

Are you a Pinterest fanatic? For years I didn’t use Pinterest but when I started, oh there was no stopping me. Now Pinterest is one of the most used apps on my phone and I want to share with you some of my favourite Pinterest accounts. Bloom and Grow Creations This is a board with almost 250 collaborators, one of which is me. Here you … Continue reading Pinterest Accounts to Follow

Fizzy Drinks: The Diet Soda Debate

This morning I completed an online survey that was collecting data on consumption of fizzy drinks and what influences purchase. I answered rarely/never when asked how often do I consume soft fizzy drinks and, on those occasions, I would choose sparkling water with sugar-free cordial or diet/sugar-free soda. This got me thinking about the diet soda debate and I decided to put pen to paper … Continue reading Fizzy Drinks: The Diet Soda Debate