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What’s on your plate?

Nutrition cheat sheet  What we eat gives us energy to survive and thrive. But what are we actually eating and how does it benefit us, or not? Let’s break it down. Macronutrients are the different types of food sources that we need- carbohydrates, protein and

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Brain Food

What we eat makes a difference to both how we feel and the health of our brain. This is something that I hadn’t realised was as important as it is until I started researching brain health a few years ago. Why does what we eat

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5 Ways To Eat Your Way To A More Positive State Of Mind

5 Ways To Eat Your Way To A More Positive State Of Mind More than 4 million people in England are on antidepressants  and a recent article in The Telegraph states there has been a 10-15% rise in antidepressant prescriptions.  And as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdown, many people

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Make sure your Spring Salad has this in it…..

Cucumbers – not just for salads or to put over puffy eyes Now we’re experiencing summer weather and salads it’s worth pointing out that cucumber should be high up on your list of fruit to consume in the coming weeks. The ubiquitous cucumber packs a punch when it comes to hydration –

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Sugar and your Brain

Why sugary foods can affect your mood “The sugar high’ is something we are all familiar with both in ourselves and in our children – a sudden burst of energy that comes after eating sweet treats.  But how does that sugar mood lift affect our

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8 Reasons to Add Ginger to your Cup, Plate or Pan

Ginger – whether you have it in hot water with honey and apple cider vinegar to start the day, or if you’re cooking a stir fry with it, ginger has a number of health benefits.( Ginger Nut biscuits however, don’t count )Ginger is a flowering plant

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Daily ways to feed our immune system

Our immune system is big news these days. There has never been a more important time to think about taking care of immune system and doing all we can to make sure our immune defence weapons are sharp and fully loaded.  Why our immune system

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You say tomato…

There are many health benefits to the ubiquitous tomato. Tomatoes are a major source of lycopene, an antioxidant, which gives the fruit it’s vivid colour. As well as lycopene, they also contain various other plant compounds, including beta-carotene, narigenin and chlorogenic acid. Lycopene is good

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