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Recipe: Embracing healthy fats with Avocado Guacamole

After years of being told that fat is bad for us there has been a welcome shift in focus in recent years towards "healthy fats" and the essential role they play in the body. Just a decade ago the advice was typically to choose low fat products. However many of these products can be high… Continue reading Recipe: Embracing healthy fats with Avocado Guacamole

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Recipe: Turkey, Courgette & Mint Polpette

Getting a good balance of lean protein in the diet can be really helpful for supporting the body's natural growth and repair systems. Animal proteins such as meat, fish and eggs provide the complete range of essential amino acids which the body uses as the building blocks for muscle and tissue which is why it's… Continue reading Recipe: Turkey, Courgette & Mint Polpette

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#AdEnough of Junk Food Ads

Jamie Oliver has launched a new campaign in the UK "AdEnough" to lobby the government to stop promoting junk food marketing to kids, and introduce a 9pm watershed on all junk food advertising on TV as well as proper controls for what kids see online, in the street and on public transport. With the rise… Continue reading #AdEnough of Junk Food Ads

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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

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“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)

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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

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The benefits of a fish supper

As foods go, fish is often quite polarising with people either loving it, or strongly disliking it . However there is such a wide variety of fish and seafood available that I also encourage trying it. From a nutritional perspective seafood has plenty to offer, not only as a source of lean protein, but also… Continue reading The benefits of a fish supper

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Live Workshop – An introduction to Prenatal Nutrition – 07/11/2017

Today’s live workshop took place at The Milk Bar Milan. Thanks to all the ladies who joined us in store and live on facebook. You can watch a replay on my facebook page and download the presentation here An introduction to Prenatal Nutrition

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An introduction to Healthy Eating

In today's frenetic world we are all busy multi-tasking and we have a huge responsibility to look after ourselves, our partners, our children, our parents and grandparents as well as juggling work, home, garden, pets etc etc. If we don’t take care of ourselves we risk running on empty and just as a car needs… Continue reading An introduction to Healthy Eating

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For a healthy life, eat 10-a-day!

By James Gallagher: Health and science reporter, BBC News, 23 February 2017 Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg… Continue reading For a healthy life, eat 10-a-day!