January 31, 2016No Comments

Day 31 – a month in summary

This month has been an outstanding one. Since leaving my banking job at the end of November, December was pretty quiet but January has seen things gain a huge amount of momentum.

I've given you a few recipes, explained some of the moves we use in our upcoming choreography and tried to explain the basics of protein, carbs, fats, fibre and loads of other bits that should be useful to you when thinking about your food intake.

Not only that but you've been on the journey with me as I've started to teach yoga to children and become an ambassador for an amazing range of skincare products.

Hopefully there has been lots for you to learn and you've enjoyed doing so as I've certainly enjoyed writing it and listening to how you've all used my posts or written comments on them.

I will still be writing posts but probably not with as much frequency so keep watching this space and keep enjoying them!

Ciao for now x

January 27, 2016No Comments

Day 27 – FIBRE!

Fibre is hugely important for so many reasons. It can help with digestive health, heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers!

Most people in the UK don't get enough fibre in their diet and as such a lot of people suffer from digestive problems and disorders. Eating fibre also helps to keep you full and helps to keep your digestive system healthy. But what type of fibre should you be eating and where do you find it?

Soluble Fibre
Soluble fibre can be digested by your body and can help to reduce cholesterol in your blood. For anyone suffering constipation, increasing the amount of soluble fibre in your diet can help you to soften your stool and make it easier to go the bathroom.

Where do you find soluble fibre?
- Fruits - like bananas and apples
- Oats, barley, rye
- root vegetables

Insoluble Fibre
Insoluble fibre can't be digested by your body and simply passes straight through, helping other foods move through your digestive system.

Where do you find insoluble fibre?
- wholemeal bread
- bran
- cereals
- nuts and seeds

So if you constantly have digestive issues or pains, maybe take a look at how much fibre you are eating and which type and try to balance it back out.

Ciao for now x

  
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