Wednesday, 28 December 2016

December - the Most Unhealthy Month of the Year

According to latest research by Holland & Barrett, it’s a blessing that Christmas happens just once a year, especially for our bodies.

If the food, alcohol and sedentary lifestyles we adopt in December were applied all year round, we’d be more than seven stone heavier and spend more than two months nursing a hangover.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Top 40 High Sugar Breakfast Cereals

Kellogg's Coco PopsCereal is a quick and convenient snack to eat at any time of the day, not just for breakfast. Whether it's after school, work, activities, or just sitting watching TV, breakfast cereal is the snack of choice for many.

Unfortunately, too many cereals are way over the threshold of 22.5g of sugar per 100g. As might be expected, children’s cereals dominate. But there are plenty of newcomers such as gluten free and granolas aimed at the heathier market with shocking amounts of sugar in them. Sugar is addictive and manufacturers know it.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Osentia Osteoporosis Screening Kit Review

Osentia osteoporosis screening testThis post is a slight deviation away from my usual foodie reviews, but is still very much connected to health and food.

Quite recently a new testing kit for fracture risk became available for people to use at home. A common cause of easily broken bones or fractures is due to osteoporosis. This is a horrendous disease which usually goes completely unnoticed until someone breaks a bone. As such it is called the silent disease and the only way to tell whether you have thinning bones is to have a Dexa scan.

I’m someone who loves to know as much as possible about my health and what’s going on inside my body so I was intrigued to see how it worked and what the results would be.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Bounce and Protein Ball Co. Mini Protein Balls Review

Bounce protein energy bites cacao orangeI recently reviewed protein balls by Bounce and Deliciously Ella. However, if like me you decided they were just too high in calories (and price), you may be interested in these mini versions.

Bounce now make Protein Energy Bites which are sold in 90g packs and contain 16 bites per bag.

And just new on the scene are these little packs of whey protein balls made by The Protein Ball Co.

I purchased a pack of Bounce Protein Energy Bites – Cacao Orange and a pack of The Protein Ball Co. Coconut & Macadamia to see how they compared.

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