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Four ways diet may help to balance your hormones

Hormones are governed by the brain to communicate with the rest of your body and are constantly fluctuating to help maintain equilibrium. These chemical messengers play a huge role in controlling things such as weight, mood and appetite, meaning you definitely want to avoid any hormonal fluctuations. Rob Hobson outlines four ways in which to help balance your hormones through your diet.

The truth about carbs

The popularity of low-carb diets and the realisation of the true impact that sugar and other highly processed varieties can have on our health and waistlines have made carbohydrates the poor relation of healthy fats and proteins. But are they really that bad for us? Rob Hobson explains more.

Should you get your nutrients from food or from supplements?

Our nutritionist Rob Hobson will be answering your most pressing nutrition-related questions each month. This month you asked: Should you get your nutrients from food or from supplements? In particular, omega 3 supplements versus eating fish.

How to go vegetarian and still be healthy

Research has shown that people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet have a lower incidence of diet related diseases but not everyone eating this way makes healthy food choices. No matter what dietary preferences you choose to follow the basics of what constitutes a balanced diet are still overarching.

The Planetary diet in a nutshell

Alongside population increases has been a change in the way people eat as they shift to unhealthy foods high in calories, heavily processed and reliant on meat. The reality is that this way of eating is unsustainable and is contributing to both the global burden of disease and environmental stress. The Planetary diet, which has evolved from the expertise of 37 leading researchers in the field of climate change, nutrition and farming, promises to offer the best outcomes for both health and the environment.

How to eat to beat stress

Stress is something unavoidable that can arise at any point during the day. Getting from A to B, work deadlines, maintaining relationships, cooking or even trying to fall asleep are all activities that can trigger stress. In more chronic cases, stress can increase your risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart health and obesity if left to linger. Rob Hobson reveals his top diet tips to beat stress.

Rob Hobson Ask-Me-Anything Edition 1

Our nutritionist Rob Hobson will be answering your most pressing nutrition-related questions each month. This month Rob covers how to avoid bloating (in particular on a plant-based diet), how much fat we should be consuming each day and the best vegan protein powders.

How much fat should I eat per day? Rob Hobson AMA

Our nutritionist Rob Hobson will be answering your most pressing nutrition-related questions each month. We'll host the Q&A on Instagram each month and then include Rob's answers in our newsletter! Your question this week was: How much fat should I eat per day?

How do I avoid bloating? Rob Hobson AMA

Our nutritionist Rob Hobson will be answering your most pressing nutrition-related questions each month. We'll host the Q&A on Instagram each month and then include Rob's answers in our newsletter! Your question this week was: What are the best foods to prevent bloating? In particular, how do I avoid bloating on a plant-based diet?

I have a soy allergy. What's the next best plant-based protein? Rob Hobson AMA

Our nutritionist Rob Hobson will be answering your most pressing nutrition-related questions each month. We'll host the Q&A on Instagram each month and then include Rob's answers in our newsletter! Your question this week was: I have a soy allergy. What's the next best plant-based protein? And can you recommend any protein powders?

BEETROOT TO YOURSELF

Beetroot is a really good source of both potassium, betacarotene and folate – and this is what makes beetroot such a great ingredient for this time of year. These nutrients will work hard to cleanse your liver after an indulgent festive season and help you to reset for the new year ahead.​

The Summer Edition I: the holistic benefits of a healthy gut

We speak to the founder of The Nue Co, and friend, Jules Miller. The Nue Co.make supplements from real food – you won’t find any chemicals or fillers in their products, just organic ingredients that you can trust to really make a difference. Here, Jules shares some illuminating information about the difference a healthy gut makes, along with some tips on how to keep yours as ship-shape as possible.

Our Guide To The Perfect Smoothie!

Our Hacks To Make The Best Possible Smoothie!

The S'well Guide to Hydrating On the Go

As part of our Spring Equitox campaign, the team at S'well give us their ultimate guide to hydrating on the go.

Bodyism share their equipment free work-out

We spoke to the team at Bodyism and asked them to share with us their top tips for working out at home. Here they have shared with us 5 signature moves you can do in your own home.

Top Tips Relating to Male Health

While unfortunately your diet cannot prevent, or rid you of certain illnesses, there are some key ways men can improve their health by changing the way they eat, in particular to deal with prostate problems, fertility and impotence.

In praise of the cherry

Upping our berry intake is firmly on the to-do-list, but maybe it’s time to put a little focus on the cherry. Cherries can put a smile on your face ten miles wide, so you’re in luck that they’re coming into season. They’ve got a multitude of nutritional benefits, not to mention they taste delicious too.

Maintaining a Vegan Diet

While there are obvious benefits to a vegan diet, there are also risks of becoming deficient in important vitamins and minerals when diet isn’t controlled properly, so we've compiled our top tips for maintaining a vegan diet.

Top 5 stress busting tips

Eat. Sleep. Work. Repeat. Now while this is most definitely not a rose-tinted way of looking at life, the point is that we are all guilty of finding ourselves rushing around at full speed, to the point that we can sometimes forget to properly look after ourselves. Which is why we’ve come up with our top 5 tips for feeling less stressed.

Are Britons hiding their calorific secrets?

Obesity rates are on the rise, and the under-reporting of how much we really eat is to blame, claims a new study. The Behavioural Insights Team has claimed that national surveys are not capturing the changes in the way food is eaten in Britain, particularly snacking outside the home and restaurant meals. We weigh in on the matter.

Dangers with 'Free-From' Products

The ‘war on sugar’ has come on in leaps and bounds in the last year, the most notable development being the tax on sugary soft drinks announced back in March. The problem is, with the promise of 'zero sugar' and 'zero fat' products, something has to replace the sugar and the fat, and it's often something nasty.

Fat, Friend or Foe?

A report by the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration is demanding a major overhaul of official dietary guidelines. They claim the last thirty years of NHS official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets is having “disastrous health consequences”, and is based on “flawed science”. So is fat our friend or foe?

How to: go veggie

Whether you choose to eat meat or not is a matter of personal preference. It is true that meat is highly nutritious. It provides a valuable source of protein and other key nutrients such as vitamin B12 and iron. But adequate amounts of these key nutrients can be gained from eating other highly nutritious plant-based foods.

Bulletproof Coffee - a Breakfast Alternative?

Bulletproof coffee first came to our attention several years ago, and we seem to have come full circle as it’s a point of conversation on many people’s lips at the moment. So what is Bulletproof coffee exactly?

Flu No More - Boost That Immune System

Colds, coughs and sniffles can be a real pain in these colder months and, unfortunately, there's very little we can do once we've caught something. Thankfully with the right diet we can ensure our immune system is in tip top shape.

Reconnecting with our food chain

Whats really in our food? We take a look at the manufacturing and marketing of healthy food.

Three Things We're Adding This Week

June is here - it's officially summer! For many of us a new month means a fresh start for a healthy journey. Let's celebrate the warmer weeks to come and add something healthy to our lifestyle - restriction not included! Here are our three healthy things we're adding to our diets and lifestyle this week.

Fathers Day Feast

We've put together our best recipes to give your Dad the best Father's Day Feast which will leave him feeling very happy and rejuvenated!

Feed Your Hair

Whether you keep your hair long and beachy or short and cool for the Summer months, keep it nice and healthy. Nourish from the inside out. No hair mask will beat a healthy diet when it comes to getting luscious locks. We've done our research for some top foods to get your hair-y head around.

Chef Ali Parvinjah

Chef Ali Parvinjah, currently in residence at The Montagu at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill on Portman Square shares his thoughts on a semi-vegan lifestyle…

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