Wellbeing

Weighing Up the Risks of Obesity

Obesity is a pandemic of its own. Across the world, it has a negative effect on people and their lives. It causes or is associated with multiple medical complications, including 12 kinds of cancer, liver and respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it substantially shortens life expectancy. Recently it has also come …

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The Importance of Carbs, Fibre and Resistant Starch in Your Diet

The way that the body digests the food that we eat is really important and can play a crucial role in weight loss. Here are some of the key players in the diet when it comes to food digestion.   Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe? Carbs are often seen as the bad guys in our diets. …

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Vitamin D: Who is at risk?

You may well be deficient in vitamin D and have no idea. Deficiency is incredibly common and most people don’t realise. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include depression, muscle pain, hair loss, tiredness, and bone pain. All vitamins in the diet are important and play a role in maintaining health and wellness, but vitamin D …

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June Newsletter 2020

https://mailchi.mp/3f713866bc64/june-newsletter-food-waste   June has been a busy month for Wise About Food! Have a look at my most recent newsletter to find out what I’ve been up to. June’s newsletter also includes some key tips for avoiding food waste and saving money, a free recipe, and links to useful videos and resources I’ve been working …

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A Guide to a Successful First University shop

The big day has arrived and you are finally at university. You have moved into your new room and unpacked your bags. The next exciting and daunting thought is the trip to the supermarket. Where should you start? Before you go to the supermarket check how much storage space is available. In the kitchen is …

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Inflammation in the Body: Can Food and Diet Help?

What is Inflammation? Inflammation in the body should be seen as a good thing. It is the body’s way of fighting off foreign invaders and helping the body repair itself. For example, overcoming colds, removing an ingrown hair, protecting a sprained ankle, and so on. However, inflammation can get out of control and become an …

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Keep Alert, Awake and Get those Grades!

Understanding Dehydration for Students Have you ever wondered why you are so sleepy and tired? Do you find it difficult to concentrate and often have headaches? The answer may be as simple as drinking more water and staying hydrated. Dehydration is a huge issue amongst students. This is often due to living life in the …

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