Does the amount of sleep we get affect our diet and weight?

We live in the era of 24/7 but our bodies need rest so we can be at our best!. The general consensus is that adults require around 7-9 hours of sleep but teenagers can need more than this and of course it varies from person to person. The amount of sleep we have impacts on…

The Impossible Burger- the best veggie burger you’ll ever eat?

The veggie burger appears to have undergone a makeover. No longer will nut burgers, or even halloumi burgers do. Say what?! In America, a team of top scientists, farmers and chefs have created a ‘game changer of a burger’ that mimics the precise flavours, textures and aromas found in a normal beef burger. Their aim…

So, you want to be a Dietitian/Nutritionist?!

We loved speaking at the Healthy Bloggers Community Networking Event last weekend, and chatting to some of you afterwards. It was great to hear about so many people considering careers in the nutrition field, and we were asked to write a post on what to do if you want to train as a Nutritionist/Dietitian. What’s…

The low carb low-down

The low carb diet has undoubtedly been around for some time. It has gained a lot of media attention over recent years with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Sharon Osbourne following or promoting commercial low carb diets such as the Atkins. We were asked whether the low carb diet could have a…

Launch of the new FTF Healthy Food Guide column!

We are so excited to finally share with you the news that we have a monthly column in the Healthy Food Guide magazine! Every month we will be talking about the latest nutrition news and the trends to watch out for in the world of fad diets! Our first article for April is on the…

Are Bounty bars really that BAD?!

Thanks to our follower Joanna Farmer sending us this: “Just been having a bit of calculator fun checking out these amazing ‘paleo’ bounty bars which sound almost too good to be true… “This homemade version of a Bounty is honestly just as good and doesn’t have any of the processed or sugar filled ingredients of…

Pancakes taste so much better without cacao!

It’s Shrove Tuesday- otherwise known as pancake day! Social media is being swamped by food bloggers posting “healthy pancake recipes”. These imply that we should feel guilty for indulging in this tradition once a year. We’ve debunked some of the myths behind the ingredients in these ‘healthy’ pancakes below: – Whether you’re eating honey, agave…

FTF Friday: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?!

A post in collaboration with Jen Robinson: With exam season rapidly approaching, I’m sure this is a question on many peoples minds. How much coffee is too much? Fight the Fads give us the low down… The thought of skipping the morning coffee makes many of us shudder, especially after a long night of studying…

FTF Friday: Beetroot Juice

A collaboration with Jen Robinson There has been some really interesting research recently about the uses of beetroot juice to reduce blood pressure and even claims it can enhance athletic performance. What does science say and how does it work? There is a growing body of research suggesting that drinking beetroot juice can widen our…

Should you be popping pills?! 💊💊💊💊💊💊💊

A lot of fad diets will recommend a long list of what they claim to be ‘essential’ nutritional supplements. In most cases, they are a waste of money. This is because most people can get what they need from eating a healthy, balanced diet. A word of warning Fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) can be dangerous when consumed in excessive…

Rooted Project: Gut Health The Key Points!

The Importance of Fibre What is fibre: chains of sugars that humans can’t digest- HOWEVER the bacteria in our bowel can digest some types of bacteria. Increasing your fibre intake by 7g/day can lead to: 8% decrease in bowel cancer 6% decrease in T2DM 9% CVD 9% heart attacks 7% reduction in strokes 7g of…

FTF’s response to today’s headlines linking ‘burnt toast with increased cancer risk.’

Some common sense in a midst of confusion! FTF’s response to today’s headlines linking ‘burnt toast with increased cancer risk.’ Did you see the headlines today stating that eating burnt toast and roast potatoes increases cancer risk? Understandably, a lot of people are now worried about eating anything with a golden crust! The Food Standards…