Food & Nutrition Information

Calories used for different activities
Typical calories expended per hour for various household and recreational activities

Glycaemic Index (GI) Tables
List of the glycaemic index values for more commonly consumed foods, grouped as low, medium and high GI and in food groups

Information on Foods and Supplements
We realise that some less common foods and nutritional supplements referred to in the meal plan text may not be familiar to many people, so we have brief information on relevant products here, to help you understand their use in the meal plans.

Information on Nutrients
This section gives a brief run down of all the main nutrients, what each nutrient does in the body, and the relevance of each to your nutrition and may help you understand some of the plans on the site a little better

Lactose Intolerance - A Quick Guide
Information about lactose intolerance including causes, symptoms, foods to avoid, products and types.

Here are a few simple nutritious recipes for you to enjoy. More will be added regularly and many of them tie in with some of the meal plans

Some Simple Points to Help you Lose Weight
How to lose weight; some basic tips!

Vegan Snacks
A few nutritious snack ideas for vegans.

Good Dietary Sources of Micronutrients

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Covering vitamin A, D, E and K

Water Soluble Vitamins
Covering vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Biotin, Vitamin C, Folic Acid and other B vitamins

Information and sources of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc.

A closer look at Chloride, Potassium and Sodium and the foods that contain them

Trace Elements
A look at the minerals we need but in minute quantities