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7 Foods To Help You Reel Back The Years (As seen in Natural Health)

7 Foods To Help You Reel Back The Years Eat your way younger with nutritionist Rick Hay’s top youth-enhancing edibles See the original article here. Feed your skin with the very best anti-ageing foods, hand-picked by nutritionist Rick Hay. 1 BERRIES “Lets start with...

27 Absurdly Easy Weight Loss Tips (As seen in Diet Spotlight)

27 Absurdly Easy Weight Loss Tips See the original article here Losing weight does NOT have to be impossible. Unfortunately, eating less food may cause difficulties and struggles. To prevent these difficulties or problems, we share 27 easy weight loss tips that...

Avoid a ‘prosecco smile’ by giving this food and drink a wider berth for a nice wide smile ‘Prosecco smile’ is where the combination of alcohol, sugar and carbonation forces the teeth to come away from the gums. 20 SHARES COMMENTS Natasha Holt 19:42, 11 OCT 2017UPDATED19:45, 11 OCT 2017 LIFESTYLE Champagne and other bottles of fizz can give you a ‘prosecco smile’ (Image: Getty) 20 SHARES Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Enter your email + Subscribe Fizz fans were devastated by recent claims that sparkling wine causes a ‘prosecco smile’ – where the combination of alcohol, sugar and carbonation forces the teeth to come away from the gums. But that’s not the only food or drink treat to cause unwanted side effects when it comes to our looks… Sugar It has long been the enemy when it comes to obesity, but you might be surprised to hear sugar can also cause wrinkles. Experts now believe that a diet of sugar and refined carbs is more damaging to the skin than a lifetime of sunbathing. “The link between sugar and premature ageing lies in a process called glycation, which is a biochemical reaction when sugar levels peak,” explains Lesley Reynolds, co-founder of the Harley Street Skin Clinic. “This triggers an inflammatory response, causing tissue damage and premature ageing.” Glycation is part of the natural ageing process but the more sugar you consume, the earlier it starts. Woman enjoying cupcakes – but sugar is harmful (Image: Getty) READ MORE Aspirin could reverse effects of tooth decay and save NHS billions, researchers claim Dairy eyes “If you suffer from droopy eyelids, swollen eyes or dark circles, then dairy products may be the culprit,” says Rick Hay, nutritionist and author of The Healthista Lean Energy Program. “These symptoms can be caused by an inability to digest lactose. This leads to an inflammatory response, which predominantly affects the eye area. “Taking probiotics or drinking aloe vera juice could help to improve gut function and ease the symptoms.” Wine cheeks Woman drinking a glass of red wine (Image: PA) READ MORE Drinking too much prosecco can give you a ‘prosecco smile’ – and that really isn’t a good thing Most of us have experienced the ‘wine glow’ after a couple of glasses, but drinking alcohol can lead to more than temporary flushing. “Overuse of alcohol prevents the veins from working properly,” says Lesley. “Because the brain is failing to push blood through the tiny veins in your face at the correct pressure, these veins become overexpanded and stay stretched. That leads to red broken blood vessels near your skin’s surface.” Research published by Brown University in America earlier this year found that just three glasses of white wine a month can increase your chances of developing rosacea by 14%, with five glasses or more a week raising that risk to 49%. Gluten chin While coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder where gluten triggers inflammation in the small intestine, many non-celiacs also suffer from gluten sensitivity. “As the gluten molecules are not digested, this leads to an inflammatory response throughout the body,” explains Rick Hay. “This increases insulin production which in turn raises the hormones, leading to acne-type symptoms.” These outbreaks often occur around the chin area. “Again, treat the gut with probiotics, aloe and vegetable digestive enzymes, and consider a fish or algal oil supplement,” advises Rick. Cola teeth Glass of coke filled with ice cubes (Image: Getty) The sugars and artificial sweeteners in fizzy drinks cause ‘acid wear’ to the teeth. This is where the hard tissue on the tooth has eroded. “People should limit fizzy drinks to mealtimes and drink them through a straw,” says Dr Rhona Eskander, who works at Kensington Dental Practice and provides Invisalign teeth straighteners. “Finish a meal with cheese or milk to cancel out the acid, and wait an hour before brushing.” Carrot colouring Woman biting carrot (Image: Getty) While many of us strive for a glowing tan, no one wants to look like an Oompa Loompa. “Eating a lot of carrots or other foods high in beta-carotene, such as sweet potatoes or pumpkin, can cause a yellowish discoloration of the skin,” says Lesley. “This discoloration, a condition called carotenemia, is most noticeable on the palms and soles, but can also appear on the nasolabial folds, or laughter lines, on the face.” The condition is harmless and fades in time but, according to Columbia University’s health blog, it can only take three large carrots per day to trigger it. (As seen in The Mirror)

Avoid a ‘prosecco smile’ by giving this food and drink a wider berth for a nice wide smile ‘Prosecco smile’ is where the combination of alcohol, sugar and carbonation forces the teeth to come away from the gums. See the article here Champagne and other...

Do I need to take protein powder? (As seen in Healthista)

Do I need to take protein powder? (As seen in Healthista) What’s the point of taking protein powder? Especially when they’re so expensive…Editor Anna Magee, a long time convert to protein powders talks to Rick Hay, nutritionist and lecturer in weight management   A...

FOOD Is seven a day the new five a day? (As seen in Healthista)

FOOD Is seven a day the new five a day? (As seen in Healthista) A report last week found that increasing our intake of fruit and vegetables from five to seven a day could significantly cut our risk of dying early. Sound impossible? Nutritional physiologist Rick Hay...

Best headache cures that AREN’T addictive (As seen in Healthista)

Best headache cures that AREN’T addictive (As seen in Healthista) Looking for headache cures that aren’t paracetamol or other medically prescribed fixes? Nutritionist Rick Hay recommends the best natural supplements for headaches  Did you know that there are 200 types...

5 minutes with Sarah Parish – (As seen in Your Fitness)

5 minutes with Sarah Parish The 48-year- old actress talks to us about her favourite health food, her motivation and the best thing in life. On health food I adore avocados, I love them in salads, on toast and even in my smoothies. They’re great for my hair, skin and...

Your 4-Week Healthy Eating Plan (As seen in Your Fitness)

Your 4-Week Healthy Eating Plan Want to feel energised, revitalised and rejuvenated? Follow this anti-ageing diet plan devised by nutritionist Rick Hay, to boost your health from within WEEK 1& 3 Before breakfast: Drink half a glass of warm water with the juice of...

20 Ways to Get Fit In A Week (As seen in Your Fitness)

20 Ways to Get Fit In A Week It may not always be feasible to hit the gym when we plan but there are plenty of other ways to keep in shape. Fitness expert Rick Hays tells us how Whether you’re looking to challenge that plateau or trying to work a fitness regime into...

9 metabolism boosting foods proven by science

Healthista Nutritional Director Rick Hay has created a range of Superfood articles – an example is below – if you’d like to use this content then email me – we also have a huge variety of video content on superfoods, protein and smoothie...

What to eat for better sleep (As seen in Healthista.com)

 When it comes to sleep eight hours is said to be the magic number. If you find yourself struggling to sleep and constantly cranky, our Nutritionist Rick Hay explains exactly what to eat for better sleep According to new research published by the University of...

RICK HAY ON SWISSE WELLNESS

  Rick is a Nutritional Physiologist, anti-ageing Food and Fitness Nutritionist and has extensive experience in Nutrition, Naturopathy, Botanical Medicine and Iridology. He specialises in obesity treatment, weight management, anti-ageing food and fitness, beauty...

Get beach body ready – As seen in Healthy Living

Follow our 10-step natural health plan and you’ll soon be beach-body ready! 1 – Fill the fridge with healthy food If you want to shed a few pounds in preparation for the summer, it’s a good idea to clean out the kitchen cupboards and dispose of any junk food. “Fill...

What to eat for a healthy smile – As seen in Healthista.com

Nutritionist Rick Hay highlights which foods to eat—and which ones to avoid—for healthy teeth and gums Maintaining a healthy smile takes a lot more than just brushing twice a day. What you eat has a big impact on your oral health; it makes sense, considering it comes...

9 superfoods your skin needs this spring

Nutritionist Rick Hay explains the nutrient-rich foods that could help your skin renew itself from the inside out – some could even help protect your skin from the sun’s rays There are foods and there are superfoods. If you’re looking for a helping hand to all of...

What to eat for stress (As seen in Healthista)

What to eat for stress Want to fight stress? As the saying goes, you are what you eat. If you find yourself constantly stressed out, our Nutritionist Rick Hay explains exactly what to eat for stress  Let’s face it, we all go through bouts of stress, whether it is work...

SUPERFOOD TRENDS FOR 2017

ASK THE EXPERT SUPERFOOD TRENDS FOR 2017 Superfoods continue to be the buzz word in the global health and fitness arena. They are foods that are nutrient dense and high in antioxidants. They particularly assist with immune function and energy production. So what’s hot...

What are Superfoods and do they exist? (As seen on Veggie Vision)

Everyone who knows Rick Hay loves him so we are super excited that finally we have Rick on board with VV TV. You can’t open a magazine without seeing vegan author, nutritionist and TV presenter Rick and we can’t wait to bring you more exciting news from him…. we are...

Walles Hamonde – talks his daily fitness regime

Walles is and up and coming screen and stage actor based in London, with appearances in blockbuster movies such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. He is also a former competitive figure skater and a self-confessed fitness...

Get 10% off Healthista’s NEW protein, diet and nutrient powders

We’re so excited to present Healthista’s five new health products – being mixed as we speak! If now is the time to get lean, manage your weight, improve your skin, boost your energy or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle then our innovative nutrient powder range is...

Foods to help your mood (As seen in Healthy Diet Mag)

Been feeling tired or anxious? We look at the foods that could help. You may have heard the phrase ‘let food by thy medicine’, but can it help you to escape a bad mood (and we’re not talking comfort eating)? We asked some top nutritionists for their tips on what to...

Your 4-Week Healthy Eating Plan (As seen in Your Fitness)

Want to feel energised, revitalised and rejuvenated? Follow this anti-ageing diet plan devised by nutritionist Rick Hay. WEEK 1& 3 Before breakfast: Drink half a glass of warm water with the juice of half a lemon: to kick-start the liver and gallbladder and...

20 Ways to Get Fit In A Week (As seen in Your Fitness)

20 Ways to Get Fit In A Week It may not always be feasible to hit the gym when we plan but there are plenty of other ways to keep in shape. Fitness expert Rick Hays tells us how. Whether you’re looking to challenge that plateau or trying to work a fitness regime into...

7 superfood smoothie ingredients (As seen in Cosmopolitan)

Health-buffs swear by them for loading up on vitamins and minerals, but if you’re not sure what to put in your smoothies try these 7 super ingredients recommended by nutritionist Ricky Hay of leading ethical brand Fushi 1. Coconut water Coconut water is...

12 really easy ways to beat a hangover (As seen in Healthista)

Happy new hangover? Here are 12 ways to cure it from our Superfoodist blogger, nutritionist Rick Hay 1.Think Supergreens – a teaspoon of a nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, enzyme packed Supergreen like Spirulina, Wheat Grass, Barley Grass or Chlorella helps to...

The Benefits of Manuka Honey (As seen in Nutrimarket)

“Manuka Honey is in my top five products to take over the cold winter months. It has strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial activity. It is something that I prescribe particularly to help shorten the length and severity of a cold or flu and to help...

9 best plant proteins (As seen in Healthista)

Plant proteins help you live longer, new research has found. Nutrition lecturer and food expert Rick Hay shares with Healthista his nine favourite sources Plant protein has been in the news this week as new research has emerged regarding the benefits of consuming it –...

Super Superfoods (As seen in Authorite Blogival)

Superfoods are foods that are nutrient dense and have strong antioxidant properties and that’s a good thing as antioxidants are the good guys that help the body fight off free radicals that damage our health and our cells. A true superfood has a high ORAC score which...

6 foods that used to be bad for you – (As seen in Homemade)

It used to be so simple: high fat foods + you = weight gain. But now everyone from Harvard Medical School professors to the next-gen wellness lot like Hemsley + Hemsley and Delicious Ella are coaxing us away from ‘skinny’ versions and back to basics.But...

The Five Worst Weight Loss Programmes

Nutritionist Rick Hay on the diets you DON’T need in your life this – or any – year. Here’s why Rick Hay is nutritional physiologist who lectures in sustainable weight management at the  obesity treatment. Here, Hay names five diets to avoid this year if you’re trying...

‘I dropped a size on the anti-ageing diet’ – Sarah Parish

Sarah Parish was filming the first series of BBC comedy W1A when she realised she had to do something about her body. ‘I had a particularly tight skirt to wear and had already asked for Spanx but it just wouldn’t do up,’ she remembers. ‘When they finally got it on I...

6 weight loss smoothies that WON’T leave you hungry

Want to lose weight fast? These six weight loss smoothies from the Superfoodist Rick Hay are guaranteed to help you shift a few pounds without going hungry I’m a big fan of having a smoothie in place of a breakfast (or more importantly in place of a skipped...

How much protein do we REALLY need for weight loss?

Tempted to go high protein low carb in the new year to lose weight? Before you do, Vicky Hadley has asked the experts for exactly how much protein we need High protein, low carb diets are everywhere and often touted as a quick fix for losing weight, but the National...

5 foods to eat when you’re frantic

At this time of year everyone seems to be in somewhat of a frenzy to get everything done – and if you’re anything like me there’s the added pressure of tidying up loose ends before the end of the year. Time speeds up and the number of tasks that need completing seem...

Your Healthy Living magazine interviewed The Superfoodist

The Superfoodist was asked by Your Healthy Living Magazine about Vitamins B and D. Here’s what he had to say. Vitamin B “The B vitamins are essential for a strong nervous system and they also assist with energy production,” says nutritionist Rick Hay, founder of...

The top 5 foods for glowing skin!

Revealed, the top 5 foods for glowing skin: From preventing wrinkles to healing wounds, expert reveals how to eat your way to a better complexion Watermelon and pomegranate both high in vitamin C to heal damaged skin Berries are good immune boosters to prevent skin...

How to beat PMS, from eating cheese to munching on kale

Revealed, how to beat PMS, from eating cheese to munching on kale (but the bad news is chocolate only makes things worse)   40% of women experience regular PMS – and 5% to a devastating extent Agnus cactus herb can help treat the physical and emotional...

Rick’s Paleo Friendly Recipes: Total Sports Nutrition

Removing a few food groups to follow the Paleo approach may mean scrimping on taste. Rick Hay from Xynergy shows us otherwise. The Paleo Diet involves eating as our ancestors did, including the consumption of meat, fish and some healthy plant proteins. It does not...

5 steps to lasting weight loss

It’s easy to drop a few pounds with a fad diet but actually keeping the weight off is the hard part. Nutritionist and lecturer Rick Hay brings you five steps to lasting weight loss I recently finished lecturing in London on my quarterly lecture series about...

Rick’s Top Superfood Smoothies Ingredient Tips

Health-buffs swear by them for loading up on vitamins and minerals, but if you’re not sure what to put in your smoothies try these 7 super ingredients. 1. Coconut water Coconut water is low-calorie and has minimal sugar content, which means it’s a healthier addition...

Drop A Dress Size – 20 Ways To Lose Up To 3lb In A Week

There’s no need to go on a diet ahead of the Christmas party season: just follow these easy tips 1 Ditch the sit-ups Crunches won’t burn belly fat. “Super-charged moves like squats and star jumps will ramp up metabolism, turning on fat-burning hormones for up to 48...

Rick suggests 20 ways to curb cravings

20 Snacks to curb the cravings. Manage a cravings hit with a healthy protein-based mouthful that mirrors your snacking personality. Rick Hay steps up to the plate with some great ideas 5 Snacks for Choc lovers  2 to 3 squares of 75% dark chocolate, preferably...