Are Energy Drinks Making You Tired?

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 20th June The other day I was standing in the queue at the supermarket. In front of me was a teenager grasping a bag of donuts and TWO 1.5 litre bottles of energy drink. Apart from the general lack of nutrition in what I think might have been his lunch, it also got me thinking about another popular misconception, namely that energy drinks are somehow 'healthy' and provide, well, energy! … [Read more...]

Overweight and Under Nourished

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 23rd May The advent of convenience and fast foods has made it very easy, a little too easy, to reach daily calorie requirements (2000 calories for women, 2500 calories for men). Calorie-dense food is not the same as nutrient dense food. The typical Western diet has become very calorie dense, leading to the phenomenon of the overweight but under-nourished. Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. In 2009 (the last set of figures available), 61.3% of adults (aged 16 or … [Read more...]