Magical Mushrooms

Magical Mushrooms

Often (incorrectly) referred to as vegetables, all mushrooms are fungi — but out of the more than 14,000 identified species, of which about 2,000 are edible, only 12 are used as food supplements (1). This means that more than 10,000 species of mushroom are inedible...
Is Chocolate Good for Me?

Is Chocolate Good for Me?

As a chocolate lover it’s a real joy to write this blog, particularly as the answer is yes, chocolate can be good for you. However, there is a caveat: the type and quality of the chocolate you choose is very important. To deliver any health benefits the...
All About Fibre

All About Fibre

In 1982, a new book called The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Ayton took the UK by storm. Lisa Patient, who still remembers adding a large tablespoon of wheat bran to her breakfast cereal each morning in a bid to lose weight, writes in the #ion_nutrition Spring 2017 edition of...
Mood Foods

Mood Foods

In the Spring 2017 edition of the #ion_nutrition Optimum Nutrition Magazine, Lisa Patient writes about how different foods affect our mood, and investigates whether swapping comfort foods for healthier choices could make us feel much better in the long run. Click here...