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Nutrition Advice

Posted by Sian Davies on 17 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Healthy eating while camping: why it's important and where to get advice

Guest post by Nutritionist Resource

For many campers, when it comes to food - convenience is king. Whether you're set up in a camper van complete with all the mod cons, or you're getting by with a tent and an open fire, the urge to stock up on pre-packaged convenience food is understandable.
 
For some, this means packing pot noodles in every flavour, packets of sugary biscuits and a sizeable stash of crisps and dip. While we agree, this does sound pretty tasty - eating these types of foods throughout your trip will make you feel lethargic, bloated and potentially quite ill.
 
Maintaining a healthy diet while you're on the road will give you stacks of energy, helping you feel more alert during your daily activities and boosting your immune system. When we are without our beloved creature comforts and exposed to the elements, it is easy to feel a little lacklustre at times. With the right diet however, you will help protect against this to feel fit, energetic and capable of handling whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
 
The key to eating healthily while camping lies in the preparation. Plan every meal and take into account any planned activities for the day (i.e. hiking or swimming). Aim to pack foods high in fibre that will give you energy like whole grain carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.
 
If you don't know your omega 3 fatty acids from your complex carbohydrates - it may be worth seeking help from a professional. Whether you simply need some advice about healthy meal plans for your camping trips, or you're keen to completely overhaul the way you eat - a professional nutritionist will be able to assess your dietary needs and come up with a diet plan tailored to you.
 
To find a qualified nutritionist near you, visit Nutritionist Resource - an online directory of professional nutritionists that only lists members of professional bodies or those who have sent in copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

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Rapeseed Oil

Posted by Sharon Eason on 21 May 2013 | 0 Comments

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Am I the last person in the world to discover rapeseed oil?  I have been aware of the yellow fields for years now, but always believed the plants were used for animal fodder and the oil used for industrial purposes.  How wrong can you be?  Those fields of gold produce one of the highest quality oils for cooking that you could hope to find.

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Markets and Supermarkets

Posted by Sharon Eason on 9 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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I have just returned from a holiday in Portugal where the local markets are flourishing and fresh local produce is on sale every day in even the smallest towns.  We could learn much from their example.

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Food Allergy/Intolerance

Posted by Sharon Eason on 13 November 2012 | 0 Comments

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Just what is healthy eating? I lost yesterday to a flare-up of ezcema, so this morning I started doing some surfing, not so much as new research, more as a means of reminding myself what I should and should not eat, and taking a look to see if there is any new thinking out there. I stumbled across this website from the Wexner Medical Centre which has linked an increase in skin rashes to an attempt to "eat healthily".  It struck a chord with me as I have been trying over the past few years to introduce a wider range of vegetables to my own diet, and guess what -...

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What is Healthy Eating

Posted by on 27 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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An interesting discussion took place in the pub earlier this week all about healthy eating.  As most women in the group are trying with varying degrees of success to loose weight the pros and cons of vegetarian, low fat, low carb and calorie counting diets ensued. Having decided that, provided you don't go to extremes either reducing fat or reducing carbohydrates will work for most people, and both are easier than trying to calculate calories. The general agreement was not to follow the high fat 'Dr Atkins' versions, but simply to cut down on bread, potatoes, pastry, cakes, pasta and rice leaving the healthy fish, low fat meats and fresh vegetables. ...

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