Knowledge centre: Nutrition

“The good, the bad and the ugly” – Cholesterol explanation and exercise recommendations

In this week’s article, we are discussing the paper ‘Differential Effects of Aerobic Exercise, Resistance Training and Combined Exercise Modalities on Cholesterol and the Lipid Profile: Review, Synthesis and Recommendations’ (Mann et al., 2014). This article reviewed existing evidence on how different types of exercise effect cholesterol in different ways. Here are the take home points: What is […]

Plant-based diets – are they really salad gold?

In this week’s research club, we tackled ‘Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: All Plant Foods Are Not Created Equal’ (Hemler and Hu, 2019). This paper reviewed some of the literature around the different definitions of plant-based diets and in particular how they can impact upon cardiovascular health. The authors also aimed to distinguish between […]

Can we eat to starve cancer?

In this week’s article, we are discussing a Ted Talk titled ‘Can we eat to starve cancer?’ presented by William Li, a researcher, doctor and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. So firstly, can we eat to starve cancer? The answer is a resounding yes! What is angiogenesis and what does it have to do […]

This lifestyle change is reversing 

It is no secret that as we age, certain processes within the human body slow down such as metabolism or cognitive processing, while others accelerate for instance lean muscle atrophy or plaque formation within our blood vessels. Nonetheless, it’s important to stress that the rate at which the example processes above happen can be influenced […]

Energy Balance

A fundamental principle of nutrition and metabolism is body-weight change associated with energy balance. Energy balance, summarised as ‘Calories In vs Calories Out’ dictates body mass gain, loss and maintenance, and is crucial when formulating your weight goals. Calories Out – estimated as 2500 kcals per day for menand 2000 kcals per day for women […]

Understanding The Scales

At one time or another, you have almost certainly stepped on a scale to check your body weight. But relying on scales to tell you if you’re at a healthy body weight can be frustrating. Understanding what the scale does and does not tell you will help you keep the scale’s information in perspective. As […]

Nutrition: The Hierarchy of Importance

For any nutrition strategy, consistency is the most important aspect to take into consideration. It is crucial to formulate a plan that you can stick to long term. If you find you’re depriving yourself and counting down the days before you can ‘get off this diet,’ then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Thesecond most […]

How to build a healthy plate and portion guides

It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of nutrition; however, fundamentals of the make-up of your plate and portion control remain the most critical aspects of any diet. The CP+R Healthy Plate, pictured above, gives you a guide on how to build a plate and roughly how a plate should look if you […]

A healthy BBQ recipe you need to try this summer

  The UK Summer has arrived in all its glory, and with it comes BBQ season! Social events such as BBQ’s are bit of a nutritional minefield of burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and a few too many ice-cold beers. Although the thought of giving up that extra bread roll is daunting, here are plenty […]

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Reducing diabetes through exercise

  Diabetes is a condition characterised by high blood glucose levels. There are two main types:   Type 1 Inherited Can develop at any age The immune system attacks cells in the pancreas so it is unable to produce insulin. Low insulin levels results in the body being unable to regulate blood glucose. Management by […]

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