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Can your diet support your mental and brain health?

It is well known that what you eat can have an impact on your overall physical health. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that our diet can also play a key role in our mental and brain health. Latest research – the SMILES trial The SMILES trial – the first RCT (randomised controlled trial) investigating dietary pattern and depressive symptoms found subjects following a diet based on the Mediterranean diet, one of the most researched dietary patterns and known for

Healthy snack options for new mums

Being a mum of a newborn is a 24-7 role. Your nutrition or what you eat in this phase of life plays an important role in your overall health. But it can be incredibly difficult to eat well with all the extra demands on your time especially if you have other children at home. If you choose to breastfeed you’ll also need to be eating more to provide your body with the energy to produce the milk. As a nutritionist and mum of three, I’m often asked what new mums should snack on.