Category: Healthy Eating

Danger! scientists warn Grandparents are posing serious health risks to children

The University of Glasgow has released a damning report on the potential harm Grandparents pose to children's health. Researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, published the results of the review – which looked at 56 studies with data from 18 countries, concerning the care provided by grandparents who are not the primary carer of their grandchildren – today in the journal PLOS ONE. Until now research has largely focused on the potential role...Read more

Asparagus and Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado and Egg

2017-07-23 12:08:57

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes You’ll need 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 bunch British asparagus, spears halved 3tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, finely sliced 2 handfuls of sweet corn, frozen is fine 1 tsp garlic granules 1 tbsp sliced jalapeno peppers from a jar (optional) 1 avocado, sliced 1 lime 2 eggs What to do Boil a kettle and fill a saucepan with the hot water. Add the potato chunks...Read more

California Prune, Blackberry and Apple Smoothie

Prune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes. When blended into a puree, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by adding fat-like (but fat-free) characteristics that also work to enhance the flavours in both sweet and savoury dishes. In addition, the naturally occurring sugars present in California Prunes can also...Read more

The Unexpected Health Benefits of Coconut Water

2017-03-04 15:49:48

Coconut water is one of the most refreshing drinks and, in its pure state, provides many unusual health benefits. Coconut water is used in traditional medicine systems in countries such as Sri Lanka, Jamaica and Brazil to promote digestion, treat urinary infections, heart problems, arthritis, kidney stones, dry eyes and hiccups, as well as to improve male fertility and assist childbirth. Modern research shows that coconut water is more quenching than plain water for rehydration following exercise and, as a...Read more

Turmeric as effective as Ibuprofen for knee pain

2017-01-21 17:23:31

Turmeric is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine used to treat inflammation and reduce pain. Several studies suggest that its main active ingredient, the golden-yellow curcumin, is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for alleviating knee pain in osteoarthritis. Both NSAIDs and curcumin work by reducing the production of inflammatory chemicals. NSAIDs do this by inhibiting the synthesis of two particular enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2. Curcumin works via a number of cell signalling pathways, however, including COX-2, each of which separately...Read more

Garlicky Broccoli & Asparagus Soup with Wild Rice

2017-01-07 12:23:51

Ingredients Serves 2 85g (1/3 cup) wild rice 1/2 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 head broccoli florets 25g (1 cup) roughly chopped kale 6 stalks asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces 1 large handful fresh spinach 750ml (3 cups) good quality vegetable stock 125ml (1/2 cup) tinned coconut milk Black pepper 1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes (optional) For the simple basil pesto 1 tbsp pine nuts Small handful fresh basil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt...Read more

Picnic recipes-Duo ‘nduja bruschetta

2016-06-27 16:47:19

Duo 'nduja bruschetta by Marcello Tully Marcello Tully calls on the spicy virtues of 'nduja to create a pair of tasty bruschetta recipes: one with rich and flavoursome mushrooms, the other with tangy goats cheese. Serve these as a fiery starter, a punchy party snack, or alongside stews or soup. 1 Start on the mushroom and 'nduja bruschetta. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sweat...Read more

Over 50s -Healthy breakfasts

2016-06-17 14:23:08

Over 50s -Healthy breakfasts Get into the habit of eating breakfast with these simple breakfasts designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast skipper. Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight? These calorie-counted treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure of breakfast.From energy-boosting "apple pie" porridge and protein-packed scrambled eggs, to a nutrient-rich green smoothie and granola bars, there's something for everyone. "Creating the habit of eating in the...Read more

Grilled Pepper Panzanella

2016-06-07 18:48:27

Ingredients Serves 6 3 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers (or a mix) – quarters 400g (14oz) Cranks Whole Lotta Loaf - cubed 340g (12oz) feta cheese - coarsely crumbled 2 cups cherry tomatoes - halved 1 small red onion - diced ¼ cup chopped fresh basil ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil - brushing 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 medium clove garlic, crushed Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper What you'll need Food processor Pastry tin 5How to...Read more

Switch Diets In Middle-Age To Live Longer

Switch Diets In Middle-Age To Live Longer If you know your diet could be better, here’s an incentive to help you focus on improvements. Research from King’s College, London, shows that switching to a healthier diet can reduce your risk of a heart attack or a stroke by almost a third – even when changes are made after middle-age. The randomised controlled trial involved 165 healthy, non-smokers aged 40 plus. Half were assigned to an ideal diet that met all...Read more