A feast of healthy discussion

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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The Problem with Diets ~ It’s the Brain!

September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Info

Research on mice has revealed one of the reasons why restricting calorie intake is not the best way to lose weight. As mice share some important physiological mechanisms with humans they are a useful animal for studying how our bodies work. Calorie Saving The body cleverly takes into account the number of calories eaten when freeing up calories ...

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10 Strategies for Healthy Snacking

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Snacking is controversial. Some people say it's good to snack as it keeps blood sugar levels stable and prevents excessive hunger which can lead to over eating. Others say it's best to leave a good few hours between meals to allow digestion to take place fully. We are all different and will have different needs when it comes to frequency of food ...

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Herbal Help for Male Fertility

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Herbs have long been used by many cultures across the world to help with fertility, virility and libido. They can have powerful effects, however, they are not a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. They are also not a quick fix and it can take months for their full effects to kick in. It is advisable to seek advice from a medical ...

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Nutrients for Male Fertility

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The blogposts about Falling Sperm Counts and Diet for Male Fertility show that what we eat and how we live can play a major role in reproductive outcomes. Here we will focus on specific nutrients that have been shown to impact on male fertility. Antioxidants The importance of antioxidants for male reproductive health cannot be overstated. ...

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Diet for Male Fertility

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Following on from the blogpost about Falling Sperm Counts this post will look at which dietary factors affect male fertility and sperm health. Eating a healthy diet for several months before conception is recommended as it takes 3-4 months for sperm to fully mature. To produce a healthy baby healthy sperm is just as important as healthy eggs. ...

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