By now unless you’ve been hiding under a rock most of us know eating too much sugar isn’t good for us and that overdoing the sweet stuff has been linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic disease, fatty liver and other chronic health conditions. The SACN Report found that high intakes of sugar were associated with greater risk of tooth decay and obesity. Sugary drinks were shown to increase Body Mass Index (BMI) in teenagers – this age group tends to consume the highest volume of sugary drinks. Some research suggests that having too much sugar in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
A hectic modern lifestyle means that we don’t have as much time as we’d like, especially when it comes to planning healthy meals. There are so many fad diets out there which involve endlessly counting calories or eliminating certain food groups, often the complex nature of these diets lead to short term weight loss but not sustainable long term change. One of the key ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight is through portion control. The concept is easy: if you eat less, you consume fewer calories and by combining this with regular exercise you’re on the right track. But in a world where big is better and we serve overflowing plates of food, it’s tough to figure out what a “normal” portion size is. It is very easy to overeat when oversized portions are all around us. While most of us know the basics about nutrition, do we know exactly how much we eat at meal times?
“So what’s the secret to gorgeous, glowing skin then?” Honestly? There is no secret! The main thing you need to make sure of is that whatever you’re putting on your skin is assisted and supported by what you’re putting ‘in’ your skin.
We all know that it’s necessary to have fruit and vegetables in our diet, but trying to incorporate 5 portions into our day can often be a big struggle. This issue has got to the point where The Government are creating initiatives to encourage the UK to eat their 5-a-day, but what many people don’t realise is that the 5 should really be 7. For most of us it can often seem daunting or even impossible to tackle this issue, so I’ve put together some easy ways to get your fruit and vegetable intake up without even thinking about it! So before you run for the hills screaming– ‘But I’m not even managing 3 of my 5 a day and now you’re talking 7?!?… !!!’ keep reading…
The food on our plate directly affects our physical appearance when it comes to our skin and ageing. So if you want to ensure your beauty regime is true to your make-up skills you need to ensure that your canvas is beautiful by including these essential components in your diet before you even hit the make-up counter!