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How to save money on food

People can be a bit iffy about discount supermarkets, but really it’s missing a trick not to go discount now when food prices are escalating.

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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

One of the many many reasons I want Nuush clients to eat more than a token amount of vegetables and fruit each day is that it provides vitamin C.

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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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The importance of folate

Most people know that folic acid is taken when trying for a baby or already pregnant but –  though that is super-important – there's a lot more to it. What's the difference between folate and folic acid?

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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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Hungry?

What even is hunger? Your stomach is rumbling and you have that slightly gnawing feeling of needing to eat soon. Don’t worry, it’s nature telling…...

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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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All about sleep

Discover the significant impact of hormones on our sleep patterns and why artificial light and stress disrupt our natural sleep cycles.

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Why all the veg and salad?

The fundament of a healthy diet is vegetables and fruit. They are where the magic happens – phytonutrients, fibre, vitamins, minerals. On top of that…...

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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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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?

Just lately turmeric’s health-giving powers have come to the forefront, with people adding it to lattes, smoothies, teas and breakfast bowls in abundance. Is it a fad or does its use have some merit?

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Milk and dairy – good or bad?

Something I come across lots with new clients and Nuush 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?

Veganism is huge at the moment and the future will likely see even more people turning to a purely plant-based diet based on health or ethical and environmental grounds.

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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 carbohydrates have been singled out as the main cause of obesity, type 2 diabetes and general malady because in fact carbohydrates are 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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