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Press Contributions From Our Nutrition Team

Our Nutrition Team members are all registered nutritionists, and their expert knowledge is regularly sought out for health and nutrition articles like these ones. If you’d like one of our nutritionists to write or contribute to an article for your publication, please get in touch.

5 Foods That Boost Your Memory, In Case You’ve Been Feeling A Bit Forgetful Lately

“Isabel Butler, a nutritionist at Spoon Guru, says that, for one thing, when you’re considering day-to-day brain function, it’s a good idea to be mindful of meals that rapidly raise your blood sugar (think simple carbs found in processed foods), as she explains they can affect your short-term memory in as little as an hour.” 

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler. First published 06 February 2019 in Elite Daily.

6 Of The Best Ways To Get Vitamin D In The Winter

Getting enough vitamin D is crucial to staying fit. It plays a vital role in bone health, the immune system, and cognitive functioning. Unfortunately, up to 77% of people in the US may not be getting enough of this important vitamin.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Louise Payne (MSc, RNutr). First published 30 January 2019 by Insider and republished in MSN Lifestyle.

How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

Being healthy over the holidays isn’t about missing out, it’s about finding the best ways to enjoy food, drink, and company.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler. First published 29 January 2019 in Best Company.

Subtle Signs You Need to Eat More Protein

“In the U.S., it is rare for a person to have a protein deficiency but not uncommon to have low protein levels” – Isabel Butler

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler. First published 18 January 2019 in The Daily Meal.

Ten Top Tips To Start Your ‘New Year, New You’ Health Kick In December

According to research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes an average of two months – and in some cases more – to form a habit, and so to be in with a fighting chance to achieve your 2019 goals it’s time to start your health kick in December. To help you along the way, Spoon Guru nutritionist Louise Payne (MSc, RNutr) has pulled together 10 great tips to help start your health kick before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st!

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Louise Payne (MSc, RNutr). First published 05 December 2018 by Vieve Protein Water.

This Clever Wellness Plan From Australia Lets You Eat Pizza And Ice Cream While Still Reaching Your Health Goals

This macro-conscious diet works because rather than just counting calories, it’s ensuring your body has an even spread of the food groups it needs to produce optimal results.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 04 December 2018 in Glamour Magazine.

Should You Be Following The Bushtucker Diet?

Nutrition expert Amine Ould-Laib, of Spoon Guru, breaks down the surprising nutritional values of bushtucker delicacies.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 04 December 2018 in Daily Mail Femail.

Preparing Your Body & Mind For The Holiday Party Season

With the season being so busy no one wants a hangover, feel bloated or catch a cold. So to help avoid all that, Isabel Butler, Company Nutritionist at Spoon Guru, has compiled tips to help prepare for a busy festive season.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler. First published 30 November 2018 in The Fox Magazine.

7 Foods That Keep Your Brain Healthy & Your Tastebuds Happy, According To Experts

“When people talk about brain health, there are two aspects to this — one being making sure your brain functions correctly long-term and immediately, and [the other being] your mindset. Food can play a massive part in both of these.” – Isabel Butler

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler. First published 27 November 2018 in Elite Daily.

Ten Food Swaps For A Merry Vegan Christmas

Preparing Vegan dishes for Christmas can be tricky as traditionally the focus is on meat, so Spoon Guru nutritionist Marianna Ragoussi has provided some tips and easy food swap ideas to help!

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Marianna Ragoussi. First published 25 November 2018 in Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.

A Nutritionist Explains Why The Carnivore Diet Should Be Avoided

Essentially a meat-only nutrition plan, the Carnivore Diet is the complete opposite of veganism. You’re supposed to disregard all plant foods when following this diet. Is it a good idea – or are you jeopardising your health? To find out, JOE spoke to Spoon Guru’s registered nutritionist Amine Ould-Laib.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 12 October 2018 in Joe.

What To Eat When You’re Hungry And Looking To Lose Fat

To lose fat, it’s important you select the right snack. To help you decide, JOE spoke to Amine Ould-Laib.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 20 September 2018 in Joe.

Why Eating More Might Actually Be the Secret to Losing Weight

“It may seem crazy to say ‘eating more can sometimes be the key to losing weight,’ but when you are talking about the type of food you eat, then this might not be as insane as you think.” – Isabel Butler

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler. First published 16 August 2018 in Shape.

60 Second Interview: Nutritionist

Mariana’s love of food and nutrition led her to a role with Spoon Guru, an app that helps people make informed choices about what they’re eating. She tells us what skills you need if you want to become a nutritionist.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Marianna Ragoussis. First published 27 July 2018 in Success At School.

Now That Fat Is OK Carbs Have Been Taking A Beating But Is Cutting Them Really The Answer To Your Body Goals?

Science has found that most of us eat too much sugar and too little fibre, so could slashing our carb intake help us become healthier and fitter, or is the ‘no carbs before marbs’ culture putting us in danger of losing our gains? RSNG talked to Spoon Guru nutritionist Amine Ould-Laib to find out.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 02 June 2018 in RSNG.

Everything You Need To Know About Fat

When it comes to fatty foods, there is an array of conflicting information clouding the facts. How much should you eat? What are the best kinds? Do they directly cause obesity? To provide you with the full picture, JOE spoke to Amine Ould-Laib.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 19 June 2018 in Joe.

Everything You Need To Know About Carbs

They provide fuel for your body and brain, but many fear carb consumption leads to fat gain. Is this true? A top nutritionist has his say.

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Amine Ould-Laib. First published 08 June 2018 in Joe.

How To Lose Weight Fast: Burn Belly Fat Quickly And Improve Your Health

“The best way to reduce weight and maintain the weight loss is by simply eating a balanced and healthy diet, without refusing yourself particular foods…” – Isabel Butler

Contribution from Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler (MSc, ANutr). First published 13 August 2018 in T3.

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients found in food, along with fat and protein; made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They are in fact one of the most important nutrients for our bodies; so let’s bust some of the common myths!

Written by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Louise Payne (MSc, RNutr). First published 14 June 2018 in Female First.

If You Like These 10 Unhealthy Snacks, You’ll Love Our 10 Healthy Swaps

“Healthy snack alternatives are important because you want foods that will make you feel good for the rest of your day without weighing you down or leading to a sugar crash before your next meal.” – Catherine Ward

Contribution by Spoon Guru US Nutritionist, Catherine Ward. First published 2 May 2018 on Popsugar, and reproduced for MSN Lifestyle and Yahoo! Lifestyle.

Spring is all about new beginnings, clearing out the junk and starting fresh. So why not use this time to focus on yourself and looking at your eating habits. Here are ten great tips to help start your health kick for spring!

Written by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Louise Payne (MSc, RNutr). First published 1 May 2018 in Female First.

How To Cook For A Vegan Partner On Valentine’s Day

Vegans do not eat any animal products including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey, which may seem to limit the ingredients available, but don’t panic. There are so many great plant based alternatives that can become part of a delicious romantic feast.

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler (MSc, ANutr). First published 13 February 2018 in Female First.

Bloated Tummy? How To Reduct It In A Week, Day, or An Hour

To help you negate the chances of a bloated tummy from now until 2018, use these simple anti-bloating tips from Alexis Poole, nutritionist for healthy eating app Spoon Guru.

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 04 December 2017 in Woman’s Health Magazine.

Feeling Good

“Fibre and probiotics are key to improving gut health and are found naturally in food” – Isabel Butler

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler (MSc, ANutr). First published October 2017 in Your Healthy Living.

11 foods nutritionists say they’ll NEVER eat

“Ideally, you shouldn’t avoid specific foods unless you have a diagnosed food allergy or intolerance, and in this instance you should work with a dietitian for support. All foods have a role to play as part of a balanced diet.” – Alexis Poole

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 16 October 2017 in Cosmopolitan.

10 Surprising Plant Based Foods That Provide A Good Source Of Nutrients

The health benefits of trending foods such as the avocado are now common knowledge, however these ten other foods are also a great source of nutrients. Some of these may surprise you!

Written by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Isabel Butler (MSc, ANutr). First published 21 September 2017 in Female First.

10 Nutritionists Reveal What They Eat For Breakfast

Breakfast is, as they say, the most important meal of the day – but what are we supposed to eat first thing to ensure we’re setting ourselves up for the day and remaining healthy? Who better to ask than a group of nutritionists.

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 15 September 2017 in Cosmopolitan.

How To Gain Weight Healthily For Runners

“Runners tend to have a higher muscle mass, therefore it is advisable to measure body fat % to get a true assessment of body composition” – Alexis Poole

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 23 August 2017 in The Running Bug.

5 ways to get more vitamin D

“Particularly during autumn and winter, the British Dietetic Association suggest that adults and children over the age of one should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D in addition to their balanced diet” – Alexis Poole

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 20 April 2017 in We Heart Living.

12 Ways To Beat A Headache Without Resorting To Painkillers – And It Can Be As Easy As Nodding Your Head

“In your body, your brain requires the most energy to function. If glucose levels drop too low, it’s one of the first areas affected and a headache can be a symptom.” – Alexis Poole

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 03 April 2017 in The Mirror.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Six Food Exclusion Diet

The Six Food Exclusion Diet is recommended for people affected by Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), an immune/antigen-mediated disease whereby food or environmental antigens stimulate a chronic inflammation of the oesophagus. Nutritionist Alexis Poole tells us all we need to know about this particular diet.

Article by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 07 March 2017 in Female First.

What You Need To Know About Yeast If You’re Trying To Exclude It

One of the newest diet trends right now is the Yeast Exclusion Diet. Nutritionist Alexis Poole tells us the main things we need to know.

Article by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 07 March 2017 in Female First.

Changing Negative Habits

“Having a coffee in the morning, provided it’s not laden with sugar, syrups or creams, is actually a good way to wake up and make you feel alert” – Alexis Poole

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 03 March 2017 in Your Healthy Living.

9 Tricks Nutritionists Always Use (That You Don’t)

For nutritionists, easy-to-implement healthy eating habits have become second nature, which is why they not only look great, but they tend to feel good, too. So to help everyone get back on track, we’ve tapped some of the best nutritionists in the game for the ultimate healthy eating tricks and tips they swear by.

Contribution by Spoon Guru Nutritionist, Alexis Poole. First published 21 February 2017 in Byrdie.

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