Nutrition & wellbeing

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8 tips to reduce bloating


Bloating is a something that many of us suffer from everyday. It’s generally caused by excess gas production and disturbances in the movement of the m…

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Top 5 coastal walks


Dust the cobwebs off your walking boots and head outside for a walk this weekend. Now spring has officially sprung, the days are warming up (we…

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5 ways with...parsnips


Parsnips not only taste amazing but they are full of the good stuff, plus they're easy to get hold of. Similar to all root veg, they're a good source…

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Top 5 lunchbox tips


Bringing your own lunch box to work will hopefully inspire you to eat a little healthier, get more variety in your diet and save some money too. …

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Gemma talks...carbohydrates


The popularity of low-carb diets such as The Atkins Diet has resulted in a lot of confusion around the importance of carbohydrates. Popular mantras…

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Top 5 indoor workouts


In the colder winter months and after a long day, it can be difficult to have that ‘get up and go’ motivation. We all have those days where the mere tho…

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Have a happy & healthy 2018


The New Year is officially here and many of us are thinking about what we can do to get back on track. Every year we set ourselves New Year’s r…

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Gemma talks... Fats


Up until the 1980’s a typical English breakfast consisted of a fry-up of sausages, bacon and eggs. This was until the government demonized fats and r…

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6 meat-free protein ideas


Over the last couple of years lots of us have been trying to reduce our meat intake. Some of you may still be eating fish and dairy but others of you…

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5 foods for healthy skin


As we age we want to preserve our skin so that it stays plump and smooth. Our skin is an amazing and complex organ, and relies heavily on the inner…

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7 tips on healthy snacking


Almost two thirds of us snack at least twice a day, with 85% of us feeling guilty about eating between meals. Snacking can be part of a healthy diet…

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6 National Trust days out


With the summer holidays coming to an end, it’s time to make the most of the bank holiday weekend and go on an adventure. We’ve put together 6 days out…

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7 tips to boost your gut health


Our bodies are home to trillions of bacteria referred to as our microbiome, with the highest concentration of bacteria living in our gut. These…

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5 ways to eat more veg


We all know how good vegetables are for us and that we should be eating more of them, but how do we get more into our diet? Veg is a good source of…

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5 healthy food swaps


The easiest way to start eating healthier and to be able to sustain it, is to make small changes to your diet. So I’ve put together my top 5 healthy f…

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Dairy: good or bad?


Over the past few years there has been a lot of controversy over whether dairy is good for us or not. Some believe dairy is an essential food for…

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Gemma's food diary


I thought it would be interesting to share with you what I eat in a day. I’m a big foodie, so I don’t restrict myself from eating any foods. I like to …

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Gemma talks.....Protein


According to the National Diet and Nutrition survey, our intake of protein is well above the recommended intake in all age groups, with many of us…

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Are you getting enough fibre?


In the UK we are recommended to consume 30g of fibre a day but on average we are consuming much less than this at about 18g a day. At The Food…

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Our top 5 pick-your-own farms


Rather than trawling the fruit and veg isle at your local supermarket, why not get some fresh air and visit a pick-your-own-farm. Get your hands a…

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