Notes on nutrition
Food for thought


Stop the Snore!

In this blog, I’m delving into the world of snoring: why it happens, what causes it, and most importantly, how you can prevent it for a peaceful night’s sleep. Whether you’re a snorer yourself or seeking information for a loved one, I’ve got you covered! Let’s dive in! Why Do...

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What test is right for you?

The onset of the New Year prompts numerous individuals to make resolutions, with a substantial portion revolving around enhancing their health. Among these resolutions, adopting a diet to reduce weight and boost overall well-being stands out as a prevalent choice. The New Year tends to symbolise fresh beginnings, motivating individuals...

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Why everything seems worse in the winter?

Even though winter has a lot going for it – woolly hats, hot chocolate, curling up with a book, thick socks, a log fire and other things ‘hygge’ come to mind – something important is missing: light. At this time of year, you go to work before sunrise and come...

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Can you be “healthy in the middle”?

Books, magazines, and, yes, even your trusted nutritional therapist always have some handy, easy-to-follow advice to keep you healthy. “Just 5 minutes face yoga per day prevents wrinkles”, “get a flat tummy in just 10 minutes a day” or “a simple 30-minute walk at dawn ensures better sleep at night”...

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Making sense of food labels

Making sense of food labels Labels provide us with useful information about what packaged food contains, they can be confusing (not to mention misleading). Remember the labels are also there to help sell the product – so you need to look more closely if you really want to understand what...

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Good oils, bad oils….

“Vegetable oil” is an industry term that sometimes includes olive oil, peanut and coconut.  However, when you see the words “vegetable oils” on the ingredients, it’s not going to the first press, unrefined version.  It will be the cheap, refined PUFA-rich seed oils.  Refined vegetable oils contain a high percentage...

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What cravings really reveal about your health

Is it all in your head or is your body trying to tell you something? Some might dismiss a ‘wisdom of the body’ theory as quackery.  However, if you think about the biological processes happening within your body and the factors affecting these, the argument to substantiate a link becomes...

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Snacking Sorted

You might already have figured out what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner but what about the spaces in between? ‘What should I snack on if I get hungry?’ is a question that often comes up in my nutrition clinic. So much so that I thought it worth pulling...

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Alternatives to alcohol

Do they hit the spot? With the stress of another lockdown, it’s so easy to reach for that bottle of wine in the fridge and before we know it we’re drinking every night…which is totally understandable by the way! However, as the second lockdown was looming, one of my sister’s...

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7 ways to boost your immune system

It’s officially the end of the summer and we can all feel the temperature starting to drop. So, with winter fast approaching it’s important to keep our immune system healthy, and even more so this year with the arrival of COVID 19. Feeding your body certain foods can help keep...

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Sara Handford - Welcome


Welcome to the launch of Sara Handford Nutrition website and my very first blog! I’m really excited to share with you more of what Sara Handford Nutrition has to offer!

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