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About Katie Kavanagh

Katie is a registered Associate Nutritionist with the UKVRN through the Association for Nutrition. Katie completed her Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Health in Glasgow Caledonian University and her Bachelors Degree in UCD in Health and Performance Science. Before joining the team at GourmetFuel, she worked in a kitchen catering company, and for Our Lady's Hospice Harolds Cross and is heavily involved with UCD Boxing Club. Her areas of interest are Vegetarian diets, disease prevention and Sports Nutrition.
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The Key to Healthy Skin

The Key to Healthy Skin Youthful, clear, radiant skin is something most of us aspire to have, and with women in Ireland estimated to spend over €10,000 euro on skincare alone in their lifetime, skin health is clearly something we are willing to invest in. However, you can buy

Anyone For Eggs?

The Mighty Egg! This little powerhouse of nutrition is just full of goodness and versatility. How do you like yours? Eggs, a versatile ingredient, are a concentrated source of minerals and nutrients, making them a great addition to a healthy balanced diet. Cheap, versatile and simple, eggs can be a

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Anti-Inflammatory Diets

Anti-Inflammatory Diets In honour of National Arthritis Week, taking place from 8th-14th April, we thought there was no better time for an article on Anti-Inflammatory diets, a way of eating that protects our cells and our organs from low level chronic inflammation by reducing the inflammation. The diet,

Is Coffee Bad For You?

Is Coffee Bad For You? Ahh, coffee! As I sit here writing this with my essential morning coffee in hand, it’s hard to imagine getting through a working day without a warm mug of strong brew.  I didn’t used to be like this, my coffee addiction only manifested itself last

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Go Green for St. Patrick's Day! With St. Patrick's Day approaching there’s no better time to go green and talk about leafy greens! Disliked by far too many due to their bitter taste (and childhood memories of being force fed soggy cabbage at the dinner table!), they are still a

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Ditch your Valentine – Love your heart instead!

You may be a hopeless romantic, but don't allow your Heart Health to be the same. Don’t worry, if you don’t have a Valentine this February 14th, let GourmetFuel be your Sweetheart. These 14 tips for a more healthy heart is our gift to you: Eat less Salt: The guidelines for

Is Fruit Bad For You?

Is Fruit Bad For You? As a Nutritionist, it’s worrying the amount of people who come to me proudly admitting that they are avoiding fruit. Not because they don’t like it or because they prefer other snacks, just simply because they believe that fruit is bad. For the majority of

  • Detox Diet

Ditch the Detox- Why Your Body Needs Real Food to Thrive

Whether its eating a diet consisting only of cabbage soup, downing gallons of cucumber water or sipping on 'detox' teas, we're all familiar with the concept of a detox diet. But before you pick up the juicer or put your feet up with a mug of 'skinny tea', let me tell you that you're

  • Vegetarian Guide to Surviving Christmas Dinner

A Vegetarian’s Guide to Surviving Christmas

A Vegetarian's Guide to Surviving Christmas Christmas is a magical time, filled with family, friends and festive feasts, and it could be easily said that Christmas Dinner in many households, is the most important meal of the year. But what if you’re a Vegetarian? Can you still enjoy Christmas

  • Salt - Healthy Eating

6 Scary Truths About Salt

6 Scary Truths About Salt Humans need Salt to survive. It’s that simple. However, we are simply eating too much Salt, which as we are all aware, has frightening effects on our bodies. The current recommendations for Salt is no more than 6g a day for Adults. However,