A feast of healthy discussion

12 Tips for Food Storage and Usage

February 27th, 2019 | Posted in Info

If you've read the blog posts on 18 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Don't Waste Away - The Problems With Food Waste you'll understand the importance of reducing the amount of food we throw away. Below are some ideas for how to store and cook foods to prolong their life. And keep reading for ideas on how to store and use up bread. You'll never throw ...

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18 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

February 20th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Around the world there are many inspiring people working to reduce food waste. See blog post on Don't Waste Away – The Problems of Food Waste for success stories and initiatives focussed on reducing food waste. Here are 18 ideas to help you reduce food waste at home: 1. Use your senses – food may have a best before date, sell by date and use ...

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Don’t Waste Away – The problems of food waste

February 13th, 2019 | Posted in Info

This month we're looking at the amount of food that is wasted, the reasons for this, what is being done about it on a national level, and the many things that we, as individuals, can do about it. Eating good food is a regular source of pleasure for most people. Yet, a lot of food gets thrown away every day without a second thought. Why discard ...

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Food Footprints

January 25th, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized

One Effective Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint A 2018 study found that meat and dairy products are responsible for 75% of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet (1). The study found that the average EU citizen has a food footprint of 1070 kg of CO2 per year, roughly equivalent to driving 6,000 km.  What Causes Carbon Emissions? The ...

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Tasty Vegan Recipes

January 21st, 2019 | Posted in Recipes

If you've read the blogposts on the health and environmental benefits of a vegan diet: Food Footprints and Go Vegan, Go Healthy, you'll be raring to get cooking up a vegan storm. Here are some mouth watering recipes to keep you healthy and inspired. All are gluten free, as well as vegan, so everyone can enjoy them.   Breakfast Pancakes Serves ...

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Go Vegan, Go Healthy

January 16th, 2019 | Posted in Uncategorized

Being vegan used to be a fringe activity that was derided by most of the rest of the population. Now it is a growing trend that people are proud to be part of. Whether you are a full time vegan, a veganuary vegan, a flexitarian, a vegetarian or a dyed in the wool meat eater here is some of the latest evidence about the health effects of plant ...

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Go Nuts for Nuts this Christmas

December 14th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Christmas is the time when nut consumption is at its peak. This is good news for the nation's health as nuts are extremely healthy and very versatile. Here are just some of their benefits followed by a recipe for some delicious almond cookies. Nuts for a healthy gut and healthy weight - Nuts contain fibre and polyphenols which exert beneficial ...

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Honouring the Rhythm of the Year

December 10th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Most people's days have a clear rhythm maybe beginning with a shower, breakfast, commute to work or school and the daily tasks that ensue from that. We also have weekly rhythms with the weekend following a different pattern to the weekdays. Women may be aware of their monthly cycle and the changes in their mood and energy over the course of their ...

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Ethical Gifts For Everyone

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

   You, like most other people, are probably aware of the damage being done to our planet by our obsession with stuff, especially the disposable kind. We buy stuff we don't need that is designed to break in a year's time. It gets discarded along with all the plastic packaging it came wrapped in and we buy more. Heartbreaking footage on the ...

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Feed The Brain

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

If you read the blog post on Easy Steps to Brain Health you'll have discovered some lifestyle interventions you can make to protect your brain. In addition, eating a whole food diet free from processed foods is one of the best things you can do for your brain. There are some foods that have been shown to have particular benefits for brain ...

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