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Eating a Rainbow Diet

Eating a Rainbow Diet

Colourful, varied fruits and vegetables do more than make a meal look interesting; they also come packed with chemicals that offer a range of potential health benefits. In this article, first published in the Spring 2019 edition of Optimum Nutrition Magazine, Lisa...
Magical Mushrooms

Magical Mushrooms

Mushrooms contain a wide variety of nutrients, but it’s beta-glucans that provide a boost to the immune system. Lisa Patient writes about Magical Mushrooms for the #ion_nutrition magazine. Often (incorrectly) referred to as vegetables, all mushrooms are fungi —...
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...