Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

The thought of skipping the morning coffee makes many of us shudder! There’s a mixture of information out there about the effects that caffeine can have on your body – some good / some bad – we decided to take a look at both sides of the story. 👍 What’s the good news? 👍 ✅…

The FODMAP Diet

Have you heard of the low FODMAP diet? It’s a diet specially designed to reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What on earth is a FODMAP?! The letters stand for Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. They are a particular type of carbohydrate that are found in foods including various fruits and vegetables,…

Fad Alert- The Paleo Diet

Made popular by celebrities like Megan Fox, the paleo diet (often referred to as ‘the caveman diet’) was accredited for her dramatic post-pregnancy weight loss. Quick Paleo Diet Summary-our ancestors ate the meat they hunted and the wild plant foods they foraged. In the last 10,000 years the development of agriculture, and more recently the…

🍵Green tea –a health miracle in a teacup or just hype?🍵

You’ve probably heard that green tea can help you lose weight. Its less publicised health claims include an ability to reduce cholesterol, combat cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer. But how many of these claims can be backed up by solid scientific evidence⁉️ 💊  Combating cancer💉 There is no evidence drinking green tea protects against…

Is pasta the enemy Sainsbury’s?!

Is pasta the enemy, Sainsbury’s? Recently we came across Sainsbury’s new campaign ‘Courgetti – for a fresh take on pasta, try taking out the pasta’ and as Angry Chef put it, it made us want to spiralize our own limbs! We are very pleased to see large supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s are trying to incorporate…

The Dairy Dilemma

What’s the best alternative to cow’s milk?

VITL Review-you have NOT ‘reinvented the approach to healthy living’

An advert popped up on our Facebook news stream this week. This advert seemed too good to be true. This advert was claiming that FTFs would “live better with VITL”. Intrigued, FTF clicked on the link, and this is what we uncovered… -VITL is a company that deliver expensive nutritional supplements straight to your door…