X-PERT Blog 35: Diabetes UK Evidence-Based Nutrition Guidelines 2018

28th March 2018

At this year's Diabetes UK Professional Conference in London the new Diabetes UK evidence-based nutrition guidelines were officially launched. This week's blog summarises the key take home messages from this 2018 update, focusing on the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes.

28 March 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1435)
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X-PERT Blog 32: Do you have a gut feeling about your health?

7th February 2018

Our gut health is known to influence our physical health and the risk of developing several health conditions. However, research also suggests that it may also play a role in determining our psychological health. This week’s blog discusses this gut-brain connection and provides some tips to improve your gut microbiota health.

07 February 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (989)
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X-PERT Blog 31: Why adequate sleep may be as important as what we eat

23rd January 2018

Sleep is often overlooked as an important lifestyle component for good health. This week’s blog discusses how much sleep to aim for, associated health benefits of obtaining sufficient sleep and top tips to try and improve the quantity and quality of your sleep.

23 January 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (834)
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X-PERT Blog 30 - Are you Mindful When it Comes to Eating?

17th January 2018

You may have heard of the terms ‘mindfulness’ or ‘mindful eating’, but what do they actually mean and how can they benefit your health? This week’s blog aims to answer these questions and provide tips to help you to engage in mindful eating!

17 January 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1116)
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X-PERT Blog 29: Should we worry about trans fats?

8th January 2018

This week's blog focuses on trans fats; what they are, associated health concerns and ways to reduce/avoid their consumption.

08 January 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1488)
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X-PERT Blog 28: Festive Foods for the Elf Conscious!

19th December 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone! To help you keep on track with your chosen dietary approach, this year's Christmas blog brings you menus of recipes to suit either a low carb or Mediterranean dietary approach- enjoy! 

19 December 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1553)
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X-PERT Blog 24: Exercise - good for our gut?

3rd July 2017

We all know that physical activity is good for us, but could it also offer benefits for our gut health? This week's blog looks at this new and expanding area of research.

03 July 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1145)
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X-PERT Blog 22: Breakfast- to eat or not to eat?

12th June 2017

Breakfast is referred to as 'the most important meal of the day'. This week's blog examines the evidence behind this claim.

12 June 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1682)
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X-PERT Blog 21: The sunshine vitamin our bones ‘D’-pend on!

30th May 2017

What is vitamin D and what are the recent changes to recommendations?

30 May 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (2143)
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