Our previous post looked at the latest review study suggesting we eat up to 10 portions of veg and fruit per day for good health. This is quite a big ask for most of us, so the first step is to try and include 5 portions per day. If you are doing well with 5 a day, try and increase it a little further, can you reach 10 a day? Back in February (2017), myself and a fellow student dietitian (Doireann Sheridan) organised a week of sharing foodie ideas to try and help you reach your 5-a-day over on our...Read More
Fruit and vegetables made the headlines recently after a new review study was published, which found that people who ate up to 10 portions of fruit and veg per day had a significantly lower risk of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. In this 2 part mini series we will take a look at if we should all be striving to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg per day for good health. In part two we will give you tips on how to include more fruit and veg in your diet. What was this new...Read More
What foods should you buy for your fridge and store cupboard when thinking about healthy eating? With the latest government guidelines suggesting we should be aiming to eat 30g of fibre per day and less than 5% of our total energy as sugar, then how do we do this? To give you a helping hand, we have provided a high fibre, low sugar shopping list for a new shopping app – Shoptimix. In this post we take a look at the foods we have suggested and how to use the shopping list once you are back home and have unpacked...Read More
Our last blog post discussed the new SACN guidelines from July 2015 regarding carbohydrates and health. One of the recommendations in this was the need to increase dietary fibre in the healthy population. There is quite a leap in the recommendation from 18g, which the last National Diet and Nutrition Survey showed we were not meeting, to 30g a day. It appears as a nation we don’t have the fibre-love! We should however, as the SACN report states a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and colo-rectal disease with the more dietary fibre we eat. Other Key Recommendations There was...Read More
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) published their report on Carbohydrate and Health last week (July 2015). It is a 384 page document all about carbohydrates…. but how do we interpret it and what does it mean for us? SACN is an expert advisory board for the UK government who were tasked with looking at the latest evidence for the links between the consumption of carbohydrates, sugar, starch and fibre in relation to health (i.e. heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bowel health and tooth decay). What are their recommendations? 1) The amount of carbohydrate in our diet should be...Read More
Welcome to Dietitian’s Life
Nutrition, diet and the life of a dietitian. No fad diets, potions or pills, promoting evidence-based dietary advice.
We are UK registered dietitians who have a similar enthusiasm for all things dietetic and ensuring the right nutritional messages are getting out there. Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and must adhere to a code of conduct, ensuring we give evidence-based nutritional advice.
Louise and Sarah x