It’s the world’s most popular stimulant and a friend to many of us but what's the truth about caffeine and how it benefits us? Can you imagine mornings without it? How much caffeine should we have? Caffeine is a bit of a fickle friend [...]
Headlines about salt never seem as prevalent as those bashing either fat or sugar, and yet dietary wise, salt is the biggest threat to our health. If salt intake fell by a third, it would prevent 8000 premature deaths in the UK and could save [...]
Veganuary recruited a record number of signups this year (around 500,000). It continues to trend but against popular belief, not all vegan diets are healthy. Let's pull back that 'health halo' and have a poke around, with a particular focus on the vegan processed [...]
Do you live in assumption-ville? Last time I chatted about how the brain likes to automate things. Not because it likes to let us down, but because it has to automate stuff to allow our deliberate system to focus on what really matters that [...]
This week is Salt Awareness Week, with a focus on hidden salt in our foods. Perhaps we’ve been looking the other way watching fat and carbs battle it out and we’ve forgotten about salt – yet another risk factor for us to be wary [...]
This delicious pumpkin dish is a massive hit with all the family... it serves 6 so you have plenty of leftovers for lunch. Admittedly the children pick the herby bits out but as I keep telling them that's what creates the AMAZING flavours! They [...]
Sweetcorn pancakes are such a hit in our household they make it onto the meal plan every week. I serve them with mozzarella or feta, salad such as tomatoes and pepper sticks and sometimes bacon (I choose the bacon without the nitrates). They are [...]
Spinach pancakes I have adapted these from the Sainsbury's website in my quest to get more fibre in! Ingredients 2 cups of flour (1 plain, 1 wholemeal flour) or 175g and do a mixture of flours for added health benefits 1 tbsp granulated [...]
Welcome to the Laura Clark Nutrition blog – helping each and every one of you access nutrition sense and eat it real.
The nutrition and health world has exploded onto the internet – we are overwhelmed with facts, fads, false claims and frustration. Everyone – including those not even qualified - seems obsessed with labelling food but we don’t understand the labels that already exist.
Food is a basic human need and yet so many people struggle to get it right and our environment certainly isn’t helping us. The media loves to define things and make it black and white with what will kill you one day being the secret to a long life the next.
What I feel is missing is honest, practical, impartial advice that translates the science and facts into simple language that’s easy to understand and apply in everyday life situations.
The blog is based on the ‘eat it real’ concept – real life, evidence based, easy to understand nutrition information. My commitment to you is that I have no agenda and I’m not trying to sell you a product. I do practice evidence based nutrition and I know lots of clever research people! I will tell you it straight. I will help you understand what your body needs and how you can improve your relationship with food.
I will help you to #eatitreal.
Nutritionist, dietitian, nutritional therapist, nutritionalist – aaarh the list goes on! What are the differences between nutrition qualifications? I was in NEXT the other day when my 3 year old (star of the joys of feeding a 3 year old blog) said “are we [...]