Category Archives: Drinks

What we can learn from the Italians


What we can learn from the Italians A week spent in Italy recently was a stark reminder of how much we can still learn from the Italian when it comes to food and nutrition. No, I am not talking about the amazing pasta, gelato and pizza which we already do pretty well but rather the […]

How much plastic are you drinking?


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. How much plastic are you drinking? Do you have a re-usable water bottle that you carry with you everywhere you go? Or do you often find yourself resorting to buying bottled water when you are out and about to help keep you hydrated throughout the […]

The best foods to beat the bloat and those that add to it.


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. Beat the bloat Bloating – that uncomfortable feeling that seems to worsen as the day goes on yet you cannot necessarily link it to one particular type of food or drink. Not only is it uncomfortable, but a range of abdominal symptoms ranging from gas […]

The health benefits of the most popular herbal teas


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. The most popular herbal teas and their health benefits. Drinking plenty of water can be relatively easy when it is warm outside – you naturally reach for more ice cold water when it is hot; we notice ourselves sweating more and outdoor socialising lends […]

When you will be dehydrated


The times you are most likely to be dehydrated. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. In busy lives there can be a big difference between knowing that we need to drink more water, and actually achieving this goal every day.  So if one of your goals is to focus on […]

Festive drinks


This is a sponsored post. Good hydration is crucial at this time of year and the warmer weather means we need to drink more. With celebratory end of year drinks frequenting your social diary, it can be challenging to drink enough fluids. So if you want to enjoy the festive season, here are some healthier […]

How much sugar is in your alcohol?


With the festive season well and truly upon us, chances are that your alcohol intake has been on the rise. While it is commonly thought that alcoholic drinks including beer and wine are packed full of sugars this is not quite true. Rather it is the sugars found in fruits or various alcoholic bases that […]

How to make great tasting water


This is a sponsored post. With summer just a few weeks away, we can almost smell the end of the year. The return of longer days and warmer temperatures means there are plenty of social occasions on the horizon to celebrate the end of another year. Warm weather also means that our fluid requirements increase, […]

Keeping a food diary


Why you should keep a diet diary Some people love them while others can think of nothing worse than having to write down every single think they eat and drink in a day. Diet or food diaries are effective though and as such can play a powerful role in weight control. So if you are […]