Nutrition, Food And Exercise

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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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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January Food

Easy cooking for Winter These two seasonal recipes, one for a basic inexpensive mince recipe that can use up left-overs, and the other for marmalade using Seville Oranges in season, can be made in stages;  do as much as you want, then come back to them a few hours...

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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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