Summertime is a great time to embrace healthy eating as the warmer weather naturally steers us towards colourful salads, seasonal fruits, grilled seafood and bbq'd* meats, bringing us closer to the halo'ed Mediterranean diet. Out with the stodgy winter pies and gravies, and in with the best that summer can offer; pick your own strawberries,… Continue reading Simple summer chicken with basil and pomodori
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
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
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)
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!