What does food mean to you? Is it just fuel? Is it a source of nutrients? Is it an addiction? Is it a guilty pleasure? Is it just guilt?

Here at Fit for Life Forever we believe that enjoying good food is one of life’s ultimate pleasures and the huge variety of wonderful foods available to us is a demonstration of God’s extravagant love for his people. God has used food in many ways to demonstrate his love – so many of Jesus’ miracles and parables, were about food. Water into wine, loaves and fishes, fasting, feasting – Jesus was serious about food. And how did he tell us to remember Him? By eating and drinking together, naturally!

This part of the website will cover some of the main issues around food and nutrition that affect our health today, from fairly serious articles about the perils of sugar through to lighthearted banter about why curry might actually be a superfood! We hope that as a result you will see food as we do – a blessing to be seriously enjoyed.

We will add more articles regularly, and do feel free to contact us through the website if you want us to cover anything specific.

Christmas food survival guide

Christmas is the traditional time for overeating and drinking too much. Parties, social and family gatherings make Christmas one of the hardest times of the year to stick to a healthy eating plan. But all is not lost – with a little nutritional know-how and crafty swaps you will be able to protect your waistline…

The Blessings of a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is so important not only for our physical health but also our emotional and spiritual health. It has a major impact on cognitive functioning. One in ten visits to the GP are about poor ability to sleep. When you are tired, life problems seem worse as sleep deprivation has a major impact on the…

Train up a child….

I am sure you remember the mantra at meal times ‘ you must eat up all your vegetables, they are good for you’ when we were children and those of us that have had children know how difficult it is to encourage them to do the same. This article explains why it is important for…

Protect your brain from Alzheimers and dementia

Britains largest ever health survey involving 22,000 people conducted by Patrick Holford, leading Nutritionist and psychiatrist found the following in 2001:   76 % people report they are tired 58% suffer from mood swings 52% feel apathetic and unmotivated 50% suffer form anxiety 47% have difficulty and sleeping 43% have poor memories and difficulty in…

Sugar – Aren’t you sweet enough?

Once again the issue of too much sugar in our diet, and especially that of our children, has been raised in the news. Research is showing us that we are eating too much sugar for the good of our health and bodies. It is thought to be a major contributing factor in obesity, especially for…

Making the most of your cuppa

The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, sit in my favourite chair and spend some time with God. It is like sitting with a very close friend, pouring out your concerns and plans, and receiving His peace and strength for the day. Research…

How much fruit and vegetables should I eat?

A recent study has suggested that we should significantly increase the amount of fruit and vegetables we eat from five a day to at least seven. In fact other studies have recommended 11 a day to prevent cancer. Ref; Oyebode O, Gordon-Dseagu V, Walker A, Mindell J. Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause, cancer, and…

Nutrition for Fertility and Pregnancy

Having children is a gift from God but we need to do our bit to look after our bodies and maximise the health benefits of good nutrition to get pregnant, for the healthy growth of the baby and also for the health of the mother.  Post natal depression can be greatly enhanced by poor nutrition. …

Sleep and Nutrition

Sleep and nutrition    Sleep is so important not only for our physical health but also our emotional and spiritual health.  It has a major impact on cognitive functioning.  One in ten visits to the GP are about poor ability to sleep.  When you are tired, life problems seem worse as sleep deprivation has a major…

Christmas spices

Christmas is here once again and its all sparkle and lots of goodies to eat and drink.    This is when we get our bottles of spices out for the traditional Christmas cake and pudding and mince pies.  However, is any of this good for us? Spices have been used for cuisine and trade since 2000bc…

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