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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 (1406)
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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 (1691)
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X-PERT Blog 20: Ketones- healthful or harmful?

15th May 2017

When ketones are mentioned many people gasp in horror (whilst other people have no idea what you're talking about). But is the association of ketones with "danger" fair? 

15 May 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1432)
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X-PERT Blog 19: Should we be taking salt reduction messages with a pinch of salt?

4th April 2017

We are often told to reduce salt intake, but why? Because of it's detrimental impact on cardiovascular health.... Maybe not!

04 April 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (1529)
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X-PERT Blog 18: Wholegrains, Processed Carbs and Health. Going Against the Grain?

16th March 2017

In the face of conlicting advice and opinions we take a look at whether there is a place for the humble grain in a healthy diet.

16 March 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (2007)
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X-PERT Blog 17: Cooking oils, healthy or unhealthy?

6th March 2017

The topic of cooking oils and which is the healthiest is a controversial one. This blog examines vegetable, olive and coconut oils to see which you should be consuming and which you should try to avoid.

06 March 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (3107)
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X-PERT Blog 16: Fad or Fab? When is a dietary approach worth a go?

7th February 2017

This blog looks at what separates the fad diets from those that have some substance. 

07 February 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1752)
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X-PERT Blog 15: How can poor sleep quality and stress lead to weight gain?

23rd January 2017

Have you ever heard that high levels of stress and/or poor sleep quality can lead to weight gain and questioned how this may be possible? This weeks blog may help shine some light on the subject matter!

22 January 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (2058)
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X-PERT Blog 14: Cholesterol- the good, the bad and the ugly

9th January 2017

We're all told to watch our cholesterol. That we need more "good" and less "bad". But what does all this actually mean?

09 January 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1963)
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X-PERT Blog 13: How to achieve sustained weight loss

3rd January 2017

New Years resolutions are often based around weight loss, this weeks blog examines how to sustain weight loss and avoid relapse! 

03 January 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (1608)
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