Nutrition, Food And Exercise

‘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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Watch out for hidden Sugar and lose weight

Food is full of 'flavour enhancers' (sugar) - which adds pounds! If you think 'Fat free' foods will help you lose weight, think again. These products can have the same effect as nibbling away at all these sugar cubes The Daily Mail recently warned that Milkshakes can...

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Cooking when disabled

The Cheating Chef   When I was eight, I decided it was time I learnt to cook, I made meringues, and had an early lesson in how to disgust people with my cooking.  Thinking that bright green coloured meringues were fun to make, it was disappointing that none of...

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Does anyone like hospital food?

                     Boris isn't helping improve hospital food During lockdown, the NHS decided it needed to commission a report by a Celebrity Chef into hospital food.  This is the umpteenth one - after Loyd Grossman first came on the scene.  One hopes - but doubts -...

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