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Making Unhealthy Foods Healthier

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

If you've read the posts on The Whys and Wherefores of Cravings and Curb those Cravings you'll have begun to understand some of the reasons for cravings and what to do about them. Cravings are often for foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. But eating high nutrient foods will be more satisfying in the long term. So here are some ...

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Cravings Food Swaps

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

If, despite reading the posts on The Whys and Wherefores of Cravings and Curb those Cravings you still have a craving but don't want to fall victim to processed, low nutrient foods, this post is for you. Cravings usually fall into 4 main categories: sugar and carbohydrates, salty foods, chocolate and cheese or creamy foods (ie: high fat foods). ...

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Curb Those Cravings

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

For a better understanding of food cravings read the blog post on The Whys and Wherefores of Food Cravings. Then read these tips for how to overcome them: Stabilise blood sugar levels – avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol. Take regular moderate exercise – avoid sitting for long periods. Do small bouts of exercise ...

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The Whys and Wherefores of Food Cravings

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are probably not many people out there who have never experienced a food craving. The term food craving refers to an intense desire to consume a specific food. In the past the desire to eat was largely governed by metabolic needs. However, today we live in a world where highly palatable food is available all day every day without the need to ...

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Vegan Protein

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

There is much research to show that eating a largely vegan diet can help to reduce the risk of many diseases as well as being better for the planet. However, it is also possible to eat a vegan diet that does not provide everything that a healthy diet should. Eating animal products is an easy way to ensure that all essential amino acids (the ...

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Vegan Oils

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

There is much evidence to suggest that not only are unrefined oils beneficial and necessary for health, they also enhance the uptake of nutrients from the foods they accompany (1,2). Fortunately the plant kingdom supplies us with many delicious and varied sources of beneficial oils. Here are some tips for choosing and using oils: Avoid oils ...

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Vegan Dairy Alternatives

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

The previous blog looked at the rise of interest in veganism and how to cook without eggs, including a delicious vegan chocolate and orange cake recipe. Here are some plant based alternatives to dairy products followed by a couple of delicious vegan desserts. Nut & Seed milks – these can be bought or home made. Good nuts and seeds to use ...

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The Rise in Veganism and Egg Alternatives

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

The number of vegans in Britain has risen by more than 360% over the past decade. This means that there are now more than half a million vegans in Britain, making it one of the countries fastest growing life-style trends. Over 40% of vegans are aged between 15-34, but a healthy 14% are over 65. Most vegans live in urban areas. In addition to this ...

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10 Anti Cancer Food Based Chemicals

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

It is generally accepted that certain dietary habits increase the risk of some types of cancer whilst some foods and ways of eating may reduce the risk of some cancers. A recent review looked at 30 years of research into the effects of certain foods on cancer (1). Ten natural anticancer substances found in foods were identified. These ...

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Timing of Meals and Weight Gain

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Whilst what we eat and how much we eat are both well known to affect weight a new study suggests that when we eat also has an impact. Information from over 50 000 participants in the Adventist Health Study found that there were 4 factors associated with a decrease in body mass index (1). These were: Eating only 1 or 2 meals a ...

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