A feast of healthy discussion

The Power of Umami on Food Choices

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

What You Eat Affects What You Eat! When it comes to eating, one thing really does lead to another. Research has found that consuming an umami rich broth can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviours and food choices. In the study women were given an umami rich broth 15 minutes before eating as much as they wanted ...

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Pulses not Potatoes

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Recent research has found that swapping half your potatoes or white rice for pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent (1). There are many reasons why pulses such as lentils and chickpeas may be good for blood sugar control as well as many other aspects of health. Here are just a few of them: Pulses are high in fibre ...

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Food Swaps for Health

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've seen the blog post on 5 Habits for a Healthy Life you'll realise the importance of eating a healthy diet if you want a healthy lifespan. Also see the post Pulses not Potatoes for info on how swapping fast releasing carbs for pulses can improve blood sugar control as well as many other aspects of health. Here are some simple things you ...

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Five Healthy Habits for Life

July 16th, 2018 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

This month we'll learn that eating healthily and living a healthy life can be much easier than one might have thought. With just a few simple tweaks to your diet and lifestyle you could reduce your risk of many diseases and have more zest for life every day. Five Healthy Habits for Life Whilst no one can predict how long any individual will live ...

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How to Eat 30 + Plant Foods a Week

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Findings from The American Gut Project show that eating 30 or more different plant foods a week can help to increase the diversity of organisms in the gut. There is growing evidence that a diverse microbiome confers many health benefits. See blog post on American Gut Project Findings for more information about this. It's easy to get stuck in a ...

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3 Meals, 30 Foods!

June 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Hopefully you'll have read the blog posts on  Findings from the American Gut Project and How to Eat 30+ Plant Foods a Week. Here are 3 recipes that will ensure you eat over 30 plant foods in just 3 meals!!! Everything after that is a bonus for your gut. Buckwheat, Almond and Roasted Vegetable Salad Gluten free, dairy free, vegan Serves 4 2 ...

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Findings from the American Gut Project

June 18th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Researchers working with the American Gut Project have recently published the largest study to date into the human microbiome (1). The aim of the project is to further the understanding of which bacteria live in which populations and how diet, lifestyle, and disease affect the balance of bacteria in the gut. There is also a UK gut project doing ...

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4 Easy Weight Loss Strategies

May 24th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

There are thousands of studies every year looking into ways to lose weight. It can get confusing knowing what advice to follow and some of the recommendations feel unrealistic in a busy life. Being a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet are not things that can be done intermittently. It needs to be a lifelong commitment. However, your needs ...

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Action Plans to Address Weight Problems

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

If you've read the blog post Reasons for Weight Gain – It's Not Just About Calories you'll know that there are many factors that may be affecting your weight. Below are some ideas you might like to investigate to help address some of the underlying imbalances. It is advisable to consult with your doctor or a qualified practitioner before ...

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Reasons for Weight Gain – It’s Not Just About Calories

May 21st, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

Whilst the number of calories eaten versus those expended through activity is an important factor in weight control there are many other reasons why some people gain weight more easily than others. Here are just some of the reasons why you struggle to lose weight or why you gain it so easily. Once you've read this read the blog Action Plans for ...

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