Tag Archives: macronutrients

Food for Brain Health

Eating For Brain Health

There is already a substantial body of evidence supporting the use of the Mediterranean diet to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, protein and olive oil, this diet is naturally low in ‘junk’ food meaning a reduction in sugar and highly processed fried…

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July 13, 2017
Meat, fish, eggs

The Macronutrients: Protein

The Macronutrients: Protein Following on from last weeks article on carbohydrate, this week I will focus on another of the macronutrients, protein. Approximately 20% of an adult’s (non fat) bodyweight is comprised of protein, with the majority of it located in structural tissue such as muscle, skin, connective tissue and bone. Essential for growth and…

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March 30, 2016
Carbohydrates

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrate

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrate I was talking to someone over the weekend about nutrition and the media. They mentioned that although they read about the (mostly) negative aspects of ‘carbohydrates’ all the time, they were still unsure of what exactly carbohydrates are, in practical terms. This article will hopefully shed a little more light on one…

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March 16, 2016
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