Healthy BBQ Hacks

Wooh it’s BBQ weather! There’s nothing we love more than a good BBQ, especially in Ireland. I’m not going to rain on your shiny new patio set BUT sometimes barbecues can involve a lot of extra food which is absolutely perfectly okay every once in a while.  Continue reading “Healthy BBQ Hacks”

Elina Aleksandrova is a qualified chef. She gained her qualification from Tourism Catering College, Killybegs.  Previously have worked at the Drafthouse Gastro Pub, Strandhill and Eala Bhan Restaurant, Sligo.

When developing recipes, she’s always guided by fresh, local and seasonal produce to ensure the best quality of food. She would like to guide public in direction of diverse food and teach them few cooking hacks. 

Elina’s passion is baking and pastry. She has competed in the Food and Beverage Expo (Dublin, 2018) and IFEX (Belfast, 2018) chef culinary competitions with her novelty cakes. 

Celebrity chef inspiration: Anthony Bourdain 

Understanding Health Claims

Understanding Health Benefits

A health claim on a product describes a relationship between the food and health. It means that health benefits may occur when consuming the food or the nutrients within that specific food. For example, consumption of the food may contribute to boosting the body’s defence system or improve bone density. Types of health claims include ‘functional health claims’, ‘risk reduction health claims’ and ‘claims referring to children’s development’. Continue reading “Understanding Health Claims”

Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

Skinny Fat

Skinny Fat

I think we all have that one friend who eats and eats and then eats some more and NEVER puts on weight. Pizza after pizza washed down with a litre of sugary drinks and followed by a tub of ice cream. Sound familiar? Yeah, thought so.
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Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

Beauty From The Inside Out

Beauty Tips from the Inside Out

Let’s face it (excuse the pun!) we all would love flawless skin and hair and beautiful natural nails but we can’t have it all!
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Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

Snacks For Pre and Post Workout

Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Nutrition is extremely important when it comes to physical activity and sometimes even knowing what to eat and when to eat can be difficult. No one wants a stitch half way through a run but we don’t want to be starving either. Let’s chat a little bit about what to snack on before and after a workout.
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Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Health benefits of pumpkin seeds

Pumpkins are just for Halloween right? Wrong! Pumpkin seeds have an array of health benefits and are the perfect snack to have on their own or add to yoghurts, salads or soups! Continue reading “The Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds”

Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

The Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet

Confused about keto? The ketogenic is not just another low-carb diet, the ketogenic diet is extremely controlled and requires attention to each food consumed. It involves a high fat, moderate protein and very low carbohydrate diet. Approximately 70% of total energy per day would come from fat, 25% from protein and 5% from carbohydrate. Continue reading “The Ketogenic Diet”

Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

Good4U Myth Busters – Carbohydrates Make You Fat

Do Carbs Make You Gain Weight

This old myth comes from the theory that carbohydrates raise insulin levels in the body and because insulin is known as the ‘fat storage hormone’ it will make us gain weight when we eat carbs. Sounds legit and sciency enough doesn’t it? It’s not.
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Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

Good4U Myth Busters: Sugar Causes Diabetes?

Sugar

 

Nope. Just nope. This is a big myth which I would like to seriously bust!
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Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.

Good4U Myth Busters: Gluten Free

Gluten Myth

“Gluten free is a healthier option”, this is something that I hear every week and it seems that we are confused about gluten. Let me help out a little with that confusion. Continue reading “Good4U Myth Busters: Gluten Free”

Emma Brennan is a qualified Nutritionist and is a registered member of the Association for Nutrition (AFN). Emma attained her qualification in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, Coleraine. Emma has a passion for all things nutrition and health related and her mission is to educate the public about their health and wellbeing through her blogs, videos and nutrition tips online and through the Good4U Nutrition Service provided to schools, sports clubs and businesses.