National Diabetes Week: Weight Management & Blood Glucose control

This week 11-17 June it is National Diabetes Week  in the UK and both weight management and blood-glucose control are important risk factors for the disease. It is reported that almost 3.7 million people were diagnosed in 2017,  with 10% diagnosed with Type 1 and 90% diagnosed with Type 2* diabetes. In the US the latest statistics … Continue reading National Diabetes Week: Weight Management & Blood Glucose control

Making Easter treats just a little bit healthier

Traditionally Easter has always been a time of feasting, after the prolonged fasting period during Lent which precedes it.  The modern-day take on Easter has turned it into an entirely sweet affair with chocolate eggs, simnel cake and hot cross buns leading the charge, and with these foods being mass produced by food manufacturers they … Continue reading Making Easter treats just a little bit healthier

“Count calories to tackle obesity” says Public Health England (PHE)

There has been a great media response in the headlines over last weeks announcement from Public Health England (PHE) to use calorie counting and portion control in the fight against obesity. PHE launched their "One You" campaign to address preventable disease in adults and more specifically target the 40% of lifestyle related illnesses and deaths … Continue reading “Count calories to tackle obesity” says Public Health England (PHE)

Beetroot-blushed gnocchi to fill your heart with love this Valentines

Beetroot-blushed gnocchi with heart-beets and rocket Gnocchi is one of the quickest dishes to prepare and whether fresh or packet, has a cooking time of just 3 to 6 minutes. Garnished with beetroot love hearts, a handful of rocket and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese this valentine’s supper is sure to be a winner for … Continue reading Beetroot-blushed gnocchi to fill your heart with love this Valentines