Category: Info

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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Lay Your Carbs on the Table

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Info

Whilst there has always been disagreements about what constitutes a healthy diet the debate has never been more polarised than it is right now. Some clinicians and therapists recommend going low carb and avoiding grains and pulses. Others claim that plant based diets are the way to go for optimum health. Others say all things in moderation. This ...

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Step Out of the Menu Rut

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Info | Recipes

When you first start on the healthy eating path everything seems new and exciting. You are opened up to new tastes, flavours and textures. Some you love, some you hate, some you acquire a taste for over time. But, as time goes on, you get stuck in rut. You have the same meals week after week. Boredom with what you eat is a sure fire way to fall ...

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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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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 onĀ  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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Artificial Sweeteners – Not a Healthy Substitute

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Info

The recently introduced sugar tax on soft drinks means that many drinks now include artificial sweeteners as well as or instead of the sugar. This may mean that they have fewer calories but it does not in any way mean that they are a good alternative. Over the past few years studies have found that low calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and ...

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