Plant-based drinks - busting the myths

There is a huge amount of media coverage around plant-based drinks, leading to a lot of confusion over whether we should or shouldn’t be switching from cow’s milk to plant-based drinks, and also which drinks to choose.

Could it be gluten? Coeliac disease and beyond...

Over the last decade, there has been a rise in the popularity and use of the gluten-free diet (GFD) which is disproportionate to the prevalence of medical conditions recognised to benefit from it. This article looks at the gluten-related conditions for which a GFD can offer a solution.

Get set for Fibre February

The BDA and corporate partners are backing an industry campaign aimed at getting UK consumers to boost their fibre intakes.

Do well-known hangover 'cures' work?

Dr Duane Mellor looks at some common myths about alcohol, and whether some of the well-known hangover 'cures' have any evidence behind them.

Dietitians' top tips to eat well on a budget

With the cost of living crisis meaning that people are looking for ways to save money when shopping, the team at Dietitian Fit & Co looks at ways to eat well on a budget.

Four Afro-Caribbean recipes to inspire you this Black History Month

Registered Dietitian Mercy Bello has picked out some of her favourite recipes that represent the Afro-Caribbean nations in the Commonwealth, which were shared as part of the Cook the Commonwealth project this summer.

What is mycoprotein?

Holly Roper, Quorn’s Registered Associate Nutritionist, presents some of the frequently asked questions the Quorn Nutrition Team get asked by healthcare professionals, and about the production of their products.

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet - but it is not the only way to eat healthily

Registered Dietitian Tai Ibitoye looks at the Mediterranean diet and whether traditional diets can provide similar health benefits.

Top six diet trends of 2022

With the ever-growing list of diets advertised, are there any that actually help to improve overall health and wellbeing? Reema Patel looks at some of the most popular diet trends for 2022.

Following a plant-based diet whilst having IBS

Many people are trying to follow a plant-based diet or increase their intake of plant-based foods for health, ethical or sustainability reasons. But can you do this if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Community Dietitian Chloe Hall, who has a special interest in Gastroenterology, explores the issue.

The social normality of alcohol consumption in students - and how we can help

Dietetic student Kyle Kennedy discusses binge drinking among students, how alcohol affects the body and how to spot the signs of alcohol misuse.

What are the difficulties for autistic children at mealtimes?

Registered Dietitian Hannah Whittaker discusses some of the common difficulties parents and carers of autistic children report around mealtimes - and some of the techniques to reduce anxiety.

Sport and exercise during Ramadan

Registered Dietitian and SENR board member Nusrat Kausar discusses fasting and what impact it may have on those who exercise and train whilst observing Ramadan.

Ramadan and eating disorders

Registered Dietitian Fareeha Jay discusses how fasting during Ramadan can affect those with eating disorders.

Ramadan and diet

As the start of Ramadan approaches, Registered Dietitian Carolina Frascina shares information about what Ramadan is, and how Dietitians can support their patients and colleagues during this holy month.

Emotional eating and our relationship with food

BDA Obesity Specialist Group Chair Amanda Avery discusses emotional eating and shares alternative ways to cope with cravings.

Tired of Diets? Use ‘Intuitive Eating’ to break free from food rules

Intuitive Eating is a powerful framework incorporating psychology, mindfulness and nutrition counselling to support you to feel empowered in your food choices, at peace with your body and ditch dieting - for good.

Dietary DNA tests: how they work, and what they’re useful for

Why dietary DNA testing is useful, how it can be incorporated into standard dietetic advice, and who can benefit. 

Scan, swipe and swap! NHS Food Scanner App at hand for healthier choices

Read about a Dietitian's involvement in the NHS Better Health's new NHS Food Scanner app.

Dietetics as a second career

In her thirties, Anna Costain decided that a marketing career wasn't for her and took the plunge to study dietetics. In this blog she explains what it's like to take on dietetics at a later stage in life.

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