Do you really know what the health benefits of eating fruit are?

Do you really know what the health benefits of eating fruit are? Thankfully, there is a huge variety of fruit to choose from; all of different shapes, colours, sizes and tastes – so whether you like soft juicy berries or a crisp sweet apple, there is pretty much something for everyone!  Great to snack on, add to …

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Increasing your fibre intake to help prevent illness is not fake news!

Worldwide, people are not consuming enough fibre in their diets to prevent serious illnesses – this is not fake news but the findings of recent new research! The study* found that out of each 1,000 participants, an increase of fibre in their diet resulted in 13 fewer deaths and 6 fewer cases of coronary heart …

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” may well fill you with nostalgic festive feelings and get you humming to the tune of Nat King Cole’s famous Christmas Song! At this time of year, chestnuts are in abundance and are delicious roasted or boiled – you can use them in recipes or simply eat on their …

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The brussel sprout!

Why are brussel sprouts such a traditional part of our Christmas meal? Of course, we couldn’t be without the good old brussel sprout at Christmas time! Love them or hate them, they have become a British tradition and are there, on your dinner plate every year, accompanying your Christmas meal. Having searched Google to look for the …

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Do you know your pumpkins?

In the build-up to Halloween, October is the month that we see pumpkins everywhere! Supermarket shelves are buckling under the weight of precarious piles of pumpkins; garden walls, porches and window cills are adorned with candlelit monstrous orange faces; magazines and social media are full of recipes for pumpkin pie, soups and casseroles; and even some …

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Apples are often underestimated!

The good old humble apple has been around for centuries and is the second most consumed fruit, after bananas! Apples are currently at the height of their season in the UK and there is an abundance of varieties to choose from!  So whether you like a slightly sour apple or a sweet crisp one, eat …

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Eating a rainbow!

Eating a rainbow! First of all, let’s get this straight that eating a rainbow doesn’t mean filling up on brightly coloured smarties and skittles!!  It is about eating foods of as many different colours as possible, usually in each meal!  Eating a variety of colours means that you will incorporate many different fruits and vegetables into your diet and …

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Keeping a food diary helped me make some vital changes to my diet!

Like so many people, I was under the assumption that my diet was ‘healthy’. I thought that I didn’t eat a vast number of unhealthy snacks and make poor food choices; in the last year I have given up smoking, caffeine and fizzy drinks; plus, I very rarely eat take away food as I was …

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Eating to prevent cancer

Eating ‘5-a-day’ has been a most advertised campaign for many years and one that most people resonate with.. ..although recent research shows that we should be eating 7-a-day or even 10 portions a day if you want to cut your risk of shortening your life! We all know that eating fruit and vegetables has many …

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Eat your water!

“Eat your water,” is a phrase that Dr Murad uses to help people understand that being adequately hydrated for whole body health isn’t just about drinking eight glasses of water a day. Cellular water is absorbed slowly, which provides hydration, so Dr. Murad recommends “eating your water” in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to …

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