Will nutrition good news please stand up!

Food is more than the sum of the parts. It’s social & pleasurable & definitely to be enjoyed.  So let’s celebrate the good news.

I can’t imagine a day without chocolate!  Dark chocolate (70-80%) can benefit your healthy gut microbes, key players in your immunity.  Regular chocolate eaters were found to have healthy metabolisms & microbes over non-chocolate eaters.  Chocolate contains beneficial flavonoids.  However, adding milk & sugar diminishes the health benefits.      

I’m a fan of coffee.  A cup of strong Sumatran beans gets me out of bed.  So I am thrilled to read the science that coffee is not the villain it is made out to be.  It has beneficial antioxidants, is a proven sports performance aid and in moderation can reduce heart disease risk.  I’ll drink to that!

I’m also a fan of butter.  Fat has gotten a bad rap.  A dollop of butter on peas, olive oil drizzled on broccoli, carrots with hummus, avocado in your salad; will help you absorb the nutrients found in vegetables.      

Deborah McTaggart is a registered nutritionist with a special interest in high energy demand, high performance, travel health, stress and sport recovery and performance.  She works as a Consultant with The Resilience Institute, UK who work with global leadership to sustain high performance and long term health resilience. Deborah practices in Barnes, South West London and global via Skype and Zoom.  Contact me here for further information on nutrition, healthy eating and improving your health.