Nutrition, Food And Exercise

Watch out for hidden Sugar and lose weight

Food is full of 'flavour enhancers' (sugar) - which adds pounds! Eating a Pizza, or some 'Fat free' products can have the same effect as nibbling away at all these sugar cubes. Recently the Daily Mail warned Milkshakes can contained 39 spoonfulls of sugar;  this...

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Eating Organic food – fad or fact?

Latest research says it can pay to eat Organic          Paying extra for organic fruit and  vegetables might pay off, according to latest research, and suggests it might improve chances of  avoiding cancer.A new study from the most prestigious French medical and...

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New ideas for exercise

Exercise IS good for you ! It's just trying to get it that's difficult. Having closed down hydropools, stopped many exercise classes in hospital gyms,  and introduced other cost-cutting measures, the NHS has finally realised that those who keep up with exercise...

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Will detoxing get rid of toxins and other nasties

Detox is in the news, but do we need it? My friend Lorna and I read the same article about a new treatment to detox our bodies to get rid of all the toxins in our bodies, so we booked a treatment.  Lorna was having treatment for a painful leg. with lots of drugs. I...

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Ideas for losing weight

Re-thinking weight loss   European Journal of Nutrition highlighted that fat does not necessarily make you fat, not even dairy fat.   Apparently  people who eat full-fat dairy tend to be leaner than those who opt for low-fat versions. In 2016, a long-term study of...

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Hydrotherapy makes a splash

 Give me an excuse to exercise in warm water - and I dive in Advice rains on cancer survivors saying exercise is GOOD for recovery after cancer, but sometimes it's difficult to access. The NHS  promises and advises, but the practicalities of finding somewhere...

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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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