Diet & Exercise

One more very good reason to eat fruit daily

One more very good reason to eat fruit daily

Fruit is without doubt one of the most important food groups that we can eat. Whether it’s filling us with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals or giving us a natural energy boost, fruit should be [...]

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Nutrient-packed Hoppin’ John for anytime of the year

Nutrient-packed Hoppin’ John for anytime of the year

If you eat leftover Hoppin’ John the day after New Year’s Day, then the name changes to Skippin’ Jenny. Eating a bowl of Skippin’ Jenny is believed to even better your chances for a prosperous [...]

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Why is the Paleo diet getting such a bad rap?

Why is the Paleo diet getting such a bad rap?

The Paleo diet, or “Caveman’s diet”, is a diet that focusses on plenty of lean animal-based protein, healthy saturated fats, nuts and fresh vegetables.

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Exercise is key to a healthy mind after 50

Exercise is key to a healthy mind after 50

The review, published in the BMJ’s British Journal of Sports Medicine, examined the data from 39 separate studies to assess whether physical exercise in adults over 50 had any outcome on [...]

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Comforting coconut and turmeric latte

Comforting coconut and turmeric latte

If, like me, you enjoy reading recipe blogs then you may have noticed that turmeric has been enjoying a lot of attention lately. Turmeric is a relative of the ginger plant is well known in [...]

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Why I ditched low-fat foods

Why I ditched low-fat foods

Don’t get me wrong. The reason why I ditched low-fat foods is not because I think dietary guidelines are “wrong”. I simply don’t like eating anything that has been processed. And low-fat milk, [...]

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Cutting your salt intake could help end midnight toilet trips

Cutting your salt intake could help end midnight toilet trips

“This is the first study to measure how salt intake affects the frequency of going to the bathroom… Night time urination is a real problem for many people, especially as they get older. This work [...]

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Raw chocolaty apricots and orange energy truffles

Raw chocolaty apricots and orange energy truffles

I love the flavours of the tangy and sweet apricots and oranges, the creamy nuttiness of the cashews and the exotic spiciness of turmeric all held together with a coating of bitter dark organic [...]

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