Nutrition, Food And Exercise

Watch out for sneaky sugar in food

Sugar adds calories - whatever it is called Sugar is regarded as a villain; sometimes thought of as a possible cause of certain cancers and other ills, and manufacturers often disguise sugar to make it more acceptable. Livestrong, the US Cancer charity, warns " Sugar...

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‘Five a Day’ is fresh or frozen best?

Advice from Livestrong Don't feel guilty about eating frozen fruit or veg A recent email from Livestrong, the giant US cancer charity, removed the guilt from my shopping. They say "produce selected for freezing is harvested when it's ripe, rather than harvested early...

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Processed foods

Warning sounds over processed foods  Could these be reason it's hard to lose weight?  We are constantly told there is an exploding obesity crisis threatening us. Celebrities front the latest glitzy diet plan, claiming their plan helped them lose stones in weight....

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Movement at Wellness Day

Movement and Cancer Isabelle Brough is providing mini-massages at the Wellness Day (Dorchester-on-Thames Friday April 12th).  She kindly sent me a copy of the Essay she wrote for her Oncology Massage Practitioner Diploma.  Whilst you lie back and let her work her...

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Don’t give up if your New Year Resolution was to lose weight

Losing weight is probably the most popular New Year Resolution, so why aren't you losing this? Before you re-stock 'low fat' foods, perhaps you should check for hidden calories Fruit is a 'goodie', but even these have different calorie counts:- Nutrionists tell us we...

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Why your ‘Five a Day’ is good for you

Winter Eating - don't forget your Fruit and Veg. Health Benefits Fruit and Veg. come in many colours, all offer healthy benefits but often we neglect to eat enough in Winter. Eating at least five portions a day helps reduce risk of chronic diseases and returning...

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ASCO

Getting rid of Lockdown pounds   Piling on the pounds has been one unwanted side effect of lockdown, highlighted in this cartoon from the New Yorker. The media is full of stark warnings on dangers of obesity,  and, never one to miss a PR opportunity, Bojo has jumped...

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Foods to help your immune system

It makes sense to eat these foods now I am not medically qualified, but just now Livestrong, the US charity, sends me some sensible and useful info re eating and immunity, so I am repeating what they and others more qualified than me are advising If you have gone...

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