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How to save money on food

People can be a bit iffy about discount supermarkets because they’ve got used to the more luxurious (and more expensive!) ones. But really it’s missing a trick not to go discount now when food prices are escalating. And there is no need to compromise on quality.

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Super healthy vs super skinny

If you’ve been following Nuush for a while I hope you’ve strongly picked up the vibe that we are about health rather than getting people super-skinny (unless they are naturally that way!) or encouraging six-pack formation!

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Metabolic syndrome

Have you heard of metabolic syndrome? Even though it’s quite an obscure name for a health condition it’s fairly prevalent and becoming moreso.

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Stress response

Human bodies are designed to respond to stress in a number of physiological ways. But the stress they’re designed for is short-lived stress like sprinting across a road to avoid being run over, not continued stress of overwork, bad relationships and similar.

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I used to roll my eyes at ‘detox’ too.

It’s a flipping shame that the term ‘detoxify’ has been made into a laughing matter by nutrition ‘bros’, because detoxification is happening inside you right now, and every millisecond of your life!

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Vitamin C

Generally if you ask people what vitamin C is for they’ll say it’s to prevent or reduce colds, nothing more; while there is a small

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Detox

Thinking that a detox diet or juice cleanse is all you need to rid you of toxins and fat? Not so fast. Learn how awesome your body is with simple good food, sleep and activity.

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The wonders of a Mediterranean-style diet

The health benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet are supported by robust scientific evidence. But what does the diet consist of and can it be eaten outside its usual context with the same health outcomes?

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Vitamin E

What is Vitamin E, why do we need it and where do we get it? It’s a mind-boggling vit that we need its antioxidant powers and it’s in oily fish, leafy greens and more.

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Our new name is Nuush

Meet Nuush, the new name for fitnaturally. New branding that reflects our vibe, but the same caring, professional nutrition business.

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Vitamin D

Vitamins are nutrients that we need to get from food because our bodies don’t make them, but food is a very poor source of vitamin D; instead our bodies make it in response to skin exposure to sunlight.

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Screens make screams

Have you noticed how when people get a spare few minutes these days they instantly turn to a screen – their phone, laptop or tablet – even after getting into bed?

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Your stomach is an amazing thing

We all take our digestive systems and stomachs for granted. We push food in at the top, it comes out at the bottom and we forget the absolute miracles and magic that take place in-between!

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Nuush’s portion size guide

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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Food and mood

Certain neurotransmitters affect our ‘mood’ by making us more alert and hyper or by doing the reverse and helping to calm us. Boost your mood with natural light and good food!

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A cuppa with… Beckie Ings

Meet Beckie. Nuush member who can’t be trusted around clotted cream and once once made a goat’s cheese salad for Amanda Mealing from Casualty!

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Turmeric. Is it a wonder spice?

Turmeric is an orange-coloured spice often used in Indian cooking. The powder comes from the root of the turmeric plant and people have eaten it for thousands of years as well as using it for medicine and as a dye.

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Milk and dairy – good or bad?

Something I come across lots with new clients and fitnat followers is the exclusion of milk and dairy produce from the diet. But is milk and dairy really bad for humans or is it a bit of a fad or a myth?

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Is veganism healthy?

2017 was huge for veganism and 2018 will likely see even more people turning to a purely plant-based diet. So is a vegan diet healthy, is it ethical and what should you know before making the change?

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Why move?

Back in the day we used to move for literal survival – to find food and escape danger. Today we still need to move for survival, but for very different reasons.

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Making changes

What I really want for you and your health and happiness is action and maintenance. Where are you with your health changes?

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Carbohydrates

It’s tragic that carbs have been singled out as the main cause of obesity, type 2 diabetes and general malady because in fact carbohydrate is a very wonderful ‘thing’.

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Health at any size

Is ‘health at any size’ correct? Many factors affect health beyond a person’s size. Stress, smoking, alcohol and more all need to be taken into account.

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What is Calcium?

Calcium is essential for living. We store an impressive 1kg of it in our bodies. Did you know that there is as much calcium in plants as there is in dairy?

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Protein Priority Order

What is protein and how much protein should you eat each day? Surprisingly for some there is as much protein in vegetables as in meat, dairy and fish.

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Families – how much should adults and children eat?

Well the answer really is “As much as stops them being hungry and not enough to make them feel overfull.” But if you’re looking at energy amounts then (approximately) the average male will need about 2,500 calories, females 2,000 calories a day – this is reduced slightly when aiming for fat loss.

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The thyroid

Despite its diminutive size the thyroid has a huge amount of control over the way the body works. Feeding it with iodine-rich food is good for your health.

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Mums and our health

Mums play a vital role in their children’s physicality and health. Not just through genes but through how they ate during pre-maternal years and pregnancy.

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Do nothing every day

Make time for doing nothing Have you noticed people in waiting rooms and queues, at bus stops and on trains, in fact everywhere, as they

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Keep your nuts cool

We all know by now that nuts provide a huge amount of good nutrition as well as being tasty. But because of their high fat content nuts can go rancid pretty fast.

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Increase your NEAT

People always ask me what exercise helps with weight loss, but they underestimate the effect that constant movement has on energy burn.

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Sugar sugar

There’s loads of hysteria about sugar, but you don’t need to cut it out if you understand what it’s doing in your body.

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Appetite

If we only followed our naturally evolved instincts we’d all be a healthy weight with no conscious effort. But appetite is complex!

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Late night munchies

Eating late ain’t great! The body is primed to slow down the digestion process as the evening and night wear on, and particularly during sleep.

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Food as reward

Often when that happens to children they grow up seeing food as a form of perk, a gift to themselves for being good. They feel

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Why when you eat matters

As a native species of Earth our bodies have a natural rhythm linked to its days and seasons. Eating out of step with this rhythm can be bad news for our health.

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How to use your car less

Our bodies are designed to move but often we jump in the car because it’s convenient – that’s bad for our health and the planet’s. Use your legs more!

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The power of habit

We’re not born with habits, we start making them after we’re born. Instead we arrive in the world with innate senses but over time we gradually allow habits to override those senses, such as natural hunger and fullness, the fundamental need to move, or the requirement to sleep for 7+ hours a night.

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Vitamins. What even are they?

The science of vitamins is a relatively young one but unless you have a medically diagnosed deficiency it’s better to trust nature than pills to get your vits.

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