cacao

Cacao & Health benefits? All you need to know…

We all know how irresistible cacao-rich chocolate can be, but is it actually good for you? Read on to find out… Cacao vs cocoa… Cacao beans are found inside pods which grow on the cacao fruit tree. Once the pods are cracked open, the beans can then be used to …

lobster

Thyroid disease, depression, and anaemia?… Lobster me!

A rich source of selenium, enough copper, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin E, plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and why not a bit of cholesterol – all in one yummy lobster! This is what we do at Nutripanda on a sunny day in Scotland, scouting out delicious and healthy …

Depression & diet

Depression & Diet! As good as it gets

Sadness, purposelessness, irritability, and impaired body functions? All signs of Depression. Psychotherapy, medications, or phototherapy are few treatments available for coping with this disorder. However, recent clinical and experimental evidence shows that an appropriate diet might reduce symptoms of depression (Reference 1). For instance, an unhealthy diet can lead to a …

Mediterranean diet

What are the benefits of a Mediterranean diet?

Interest in the Mediterranean diet has grown rapidly especially with regard to reducing mortality, chronic disease and improving vitality. A Mediterranean diet is generally full of fresh fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts, grains, olive oil, fish, and usually low in red meat and dairy products. It has been shown to benefit …

Summer Smoothie Breakfast Bowl

A Summer Smoothie Breakfast Bowl recipe

Are you looking for a speedy summer breakfast recipe? Looking to kick start your day in a healthy way? Look no further than our Summer Smoothie Breakfast Bowl recipe… This easy, quick and delicious smoothie bowl is full of health boosting antioxidants and can be made with frozen or fresh …

apple

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

There is so much information out there highlighting the importance of fruit (especially apple) and vegetable consumption to improve health. Why is this? Research has shown that biologically active components in plant-based foods, most importantly phytochemicals, have the potential to modulate numerous processes in the development of diseases, including cardiovascular …

Maternal Depression

Maternal Depression… What Diet Can do for You?

Last month we spoke about postpartum depression so this month, we thought it would be interesting to discuss maternal depression. What is maternal depression? Maternal depression is a term which encompasses a range of conditions including prenatal depression, baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. These conditions can develop during pregnancy …

diverticulosis

Can eating red meat increase the risk of diverticulosis?

Do you eat a lot of red meat? Are you suffering from abdominal cramps, constipation or bloating? If so, you might want to consider the findings below about the link between diverticulosis and red meat… What is diverticulosis? Diverticulosis is the general name for a common digestive disorder that causes …

Apple & cinnamon chia pudding

Apple & Cinnamon Chia pudding: a speedy breakfast option!

Are you always in a rush in the morning? Do you often forget to eat breakfast or grab a snack on the go? Well, we have a solution… an apple and cinnamon chia pudding! Chia seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, protein and are a great …

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression & Nutrient Deficiency. Any link?

What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression (PDD) is a mood disorder which can arise any time after birth, either as an extension of postpartum blues, or independently in a mother who has been stable until that point. Studies have shown that women can be diagnosed with PPD up to a year …