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Fuelling your body before, during and after exercise
The benefits of physical activity are well known — it’s fun, helps manage stress and maintain a healthy weight, etc. Exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking are the keys to good health. So make exercise a part of your life! Below are tips on fuelling your body before, during and after exercise.
Have a light, high-complex carb meal 1 to 2 hours before exercising. Complex Carbohydrates are ideal before exercise because the body digests and uses them quickly. Examples of complex carbohydrates are wheat free cereal products and fruits…
Staying Healthy whilst travelling through the Christmas Season
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With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us will be packing up and heading off to spend time with loved ones. Unfortunately most airports and roadside stops offer the standard stodgy fare. The good news is you can bring your own food! Here are some foods that you can pack to eat well, which will keep the family feeling better on your trip:
Food for Planes
For early morning flights, you can’t go…
1. Eat a variety of foods from all food groups, being sure to include all nutrients.
2. Consume adequate calories for your lifestyle to prevent your body from using amino acids for fuel.
3. Moderately consume nuts and seeds to maintain a low-fat diet.
4. Select whole grains whenever possible to increase fibre and iron content.
5. Include a vitamin C source at every meal to aid iron absorption.
6. If a strict vegan you may need additional vitamin B12 (for strict vegans).
Here are some nutrients that are commonly lacking in vegetarian diest that are not well balanced.…
The herbal tea alternative
A who’s who and what’s what of organic herbal teas.
(scroll down for an overview of their common uses)
Herbal teas are simply infusions made from the various parts- leaves, seeds, grass, nuts, bark, fruit and flowers- of particular plants. Herbal teas are naturally caffeine free and have a cleansing effect on the body. They have long been used to promote health and well-being.
At Select Stores Dalkey we carry a variety of herbal teas in loose leaf and tea bag form; as single herbs and special blends.
To prepare the perfect herbal…
All the grains and pseudograins included in this section are gluten free and therefore suitable for those who suffer from Coeliac disease.
Medium grain brown rice
Rice comes in many different colours, flavours and textures but the most important nutritional distinction is related to processing. Wholegrain rice- known as brown rice- is nutrionally superior because it retains the bran and germ that white rice is stripped of.
For cooking purposes the major distinction in rice types is made according to the size of the grains. Long grain rices (like basmati and jasmine) are high in amylose, a…
‘Optimum Nutrition is the Medicine of the Future’ – Linus Pauling
More people are realising that their health problems, along with excess weight and low energy, are caused largely by poor food and eating habits. Because we all differ in the foods that suit us best and harm us most – ‘one man’s meat is another’s poison’ – the input of an experienced Nutritional Therapist often proves key to the client’s improved condition.
Ireland’s first dedicated Nutritional Therapy Clinic
The IINH Nutritional Therapy clinic in Bray is staffed by our fully qualified and experienced graduates. At the…
Nutritional Support for Men
A good, wholesome, well-balanced diet provides a spectrum of vitamins and minerals in addition to the basics of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Even when eating well, a quality multi-vitamin formula can act as a nutritional insurance policy. Other beneficial nutrients may be difficult to obtain from food sources alone. The following list provides details on many important nutrients.
All Age Groups
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
These are “essential” fatty acids, meaning the body does not make these necessary fats on its own so you must get them from the food you eat.
If you have any questions you like answered on NUTRITION or supplements you can post on the Select Stores Dalkey Facebook page or comment on here and Oliver will answer you ASAP, here’s one that came in, When I take a multivitamin my pee turns yellow. Does this mean I’m taking too much?
It is Vitamin B2(riboflavin) as part of multivitamin that makes your urine turn yellow. If your body does not need it, it is eliminated this way. If your urine is particularly yellow, increase your intake of bottled water to 1.5 litres.