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 chocolate you...

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Man Flu: Myth or Microbiome?

 There are plenty of jokes about so-called man flu, even comedy sketches on YouTube dedicated to the subject. But could biological sex really affect how hard we fall ill? Read Lisa's article, published in #ion_nutrition Optimum Nutrition Magazine in Spring 2018. Man...

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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...

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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...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The NHS estimates that one in every 250 people suffers from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the generic term used to describe the conditions Ulcerative Colitis (UC), and Crohn’s disease. In the Spring 2016 edition of #ion_nutrition Optimum Nutrition Magazine Lisa...

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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 chocolate you...

read more