When I’m asking my patients about what they eat and drink through the day, they often shamefully ‘confess’ that they are coffee drinkers. The good news is that coffee in reasonable amounts might be one of the healthiest things you can do. Scientific research shows that in the short term, caffeine increases alertness, concentration, vigilance, improves … Continue reading 8 reasons why you should drink coffee (and when you shouldn’t)
Hands up all those who feel guilty about drinking coffee! I have to confess, I love my coffee, and have usually had two cups by 6am. With 3 children to look after, 5-7am and 8-11pm are the only times I can get peace to work. Coffee wakens me up and sharpens my mind, so that … Continue reading Coffee is good for you, hurray!
The BBC recently reported that lorry drivers who drink coffee cut their crash risk. It came from a large study of 530 Australian long distance drivers. Caffeine consumption may be associated with safer driving as the headlines imply, but this study does not prove it. There are other explanations to the findings of this particular research, … Continue reading Coffee cuts crash risk?
My cousins and aunt got me the best present ever for my birthday last week. A variety of boxes of tea bags and a bar of Dairy Milk chocolate, thriftily sourced from their kitchen cupboard. We like to think we’re a bit like the Royal Family with our gifting eccentricity. I’m not one for hyperbole, … Continue reading
For professional, elite and serious amateur athletes, heavy training schedules can mean massive amounts of calories need to be eaten each day. 4500kcal for a rugby player is normal, for a tour cyclist this could be 7000kcal, while for a 45kg gymnast they may only need 1700kcal. Whatever the calorie needs, athletes need to pack in … Continue reading Athlete’s Top 10 Shopping List
Ready Brek – it’s such a kiddie food, surely no self respecting grown up would be eating this for breakfast?! And isn’t it loaded with sugar? Well you could be missing out…….this is pretty great stuff, and doesn’t deserve to be tarred with the same brush as other sugary breakfast cereals. Ready Brek is simply ground … Continue reading Wee Bytes – Ready Brek
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