6 Facts That Will Change How You See The UK Diet Industry

The diet industry is changing fast, largely due to the growth of the health technology sector, and older companies struggling to keep up with tech-savvy young consumers. Here are some of our favourite facts and figures about the industry and how it’s changing!

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You can find our infographic on the Health Tech industry here.

8 Reasons Why the Health Tech Industry is booming

Nudjed combines science and technology to try to make you healthier, which makes us part of the growing “health tech” sector.

Why do we reckon health technology is such a huge opportunity – for both our customers and our investors?

Hard data provides the proof and a picture paints a thousand words… Here’s the first in a series of infographics based on research we’ve found.

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What are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are a source of energy. The more complex the carbohydrate, the longer it takes to release the energy. 1 gram of carbohydrate contains 4 calories, so it’s worth knowing how that energy is released.


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Carbohydrates are usually split into two main categories, simple carbs (or sugars) and complex carbs (or starches). This is a good general rule, though there are a few bits worth getting your head around.

Carbohydrates are built from units of sugar (saccharides), the longer the chain of units, the more complex the carbohydrate. To use the sugar your body needs to chop up this chain. This means that complex carbohydrates release their energy slower than simple (short chain) one.

The longer it takes to turn it into sugar, the more complex (and probably better) the carbohydrate.


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Yoga – Downward Facing Dog

Downward facing dog is a resting pose, ideal for recovery during an intense routine. It stretches the legs and back and is a great pose to try after a long day sat by a desk.


Yoga Instructions - Downward Facing Dog

Spread your feet shoulder width apart ensuring your weight is evenly balanced and spread your toes.


Keeping your back straight, bend forward from your waist and press your palms flat on the floor, fingers pointing forward and spread apart (You can bend your knees if you need to).


Step each foot back so you’re in a push-up position, arms extended, hands beneath your shoulders, palms flat on the floor.


Slowly raise your hips toward the ceiling keeping your hands and feet in position. Your body should make an inverted ‘V’ shape.


Gently push your chest toward your knees. Try to keep your eyes on your toes and press your heels toward the floor.


Breathe deeply, holding the pose for up to a minute. As you exhale, move more deeply into the pose.

Yoga – Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose is one of the most basic Yoga poses. Simple and solid, it’s the start of many Yoga routines. Here we explain how it’s done in 7 detailed steps.


Yoga Instructions - Mountain Pose


Whilst standing with you feet together, close your eyes. Imagine that you are planted to the ground, like a mountain.


In a gentle motion, rock back and forth from the balls to the heels of your feet, finding a strong, even resting point. Attempt to spread your toes slightly, to give yourself an even stronger base.


Open your eyes, keeping your head level. Softly bend your knees and then straighten them to Loosen your leg joints. Make sure your knees are directly over your ankles.


Curl out your pelvis and try to straighten your spine as much as possible. Try to imagine the alignment between your spine, hips, knees and ankles. This helps to minimise pressure on one area.


Lift your chest away from your stomach, extending your spine. Then relax your throat and lengthen your neck, as if a cord is being pulled directly up, on your head.


Press down evenly into the floor with your feet and slowly raise your arms above your head.Think about pushing down with your feet, whilst stretching your finger-tips above your head.


Keeping your gaze straight ahead breathe deeply. Try to retain your balance (this may take a little practice), and hold the pose for 30 seconds.

The History of Bread

Love it, hate it. Slice it, bake it. The history of bread is not as boring as it sounds…

Wheat is an amazingly versatile and long established crop, that was first harvested by humans over 3,000 years ago.

In fact, about when we first baked bread.
And around the world today we consume about this much bread.

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5 Scientific Tips to help you lose weight sustainably…

Diet trends come and go in fads. We believe good health should be based on Science, not marketing. Here are our top 5 tips to help you shed fat sustainably.


Know your BMR
Know your BMR. Use our calculator, sign up for Nudjed (which calculates it for you), use someone else’s calculator, do the math yourself. We don’t care how, just go do it.


Make a food diary
Control your calorific intake. Try keeping a food (and drink) diary for a few days, it will help you understand where you’re getting your energy from.


Cut down on Sugar
Get your calories from healthier foods. This means less processed and more fresh. Sugar will hamper you when you’re trying to reduce energy intake.


Boost your Heart-rate
Do regular exercise. A long walk, a slow jog, a nice swim. Anything that raises your heart-rate, will increase your energy consumption.


Don't crash diet

Think long term. If you get tired, you may not be eating enough, or at the right times. If you start to drastically lose weight, ease off, don’t starve yourself.