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Organic -

We’ve all seen the word ‘organic’ on numerous food and drink labels, not to mention beauty products and even textiles – it seems almost impossible not to see an organic version of almost every product you see in a supermarket, especially when it comes to vegetables and meat. The first thing most of us notice is the price difference, varying from a little bit more to an awful lot more depending on the product or brand – with many of us on a tight budget, cost is a major issue and rightly so. Is it mainly marketing hype? A reason to extract even more money from our hard-earned...

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Eating healthy food is expensive, right?   It really doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, many ready meals and processed foods cost more than a home prepared meal or snack.  In no particular order, here's my tips for eating healthily without breaking the bank: GENERAL Cut down on meat and fish or even go veggie a few times a week. Vegetables are generally much cheaper than meat. In the UK we tend to focus a meal around meat, often at the expense of eating enough veg. For optimum nutrition, aim for 50% of your plate being vegetables. Batch cook. Making enough to put in...

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Diet & Nutrition -

We've all heard of the phrase 'New Year, New You.' The idea seems great - promising ourselves to get fitter and healthier in the new year, especially after a binge over the Christmas and New Year period. I wonder if too many of us are trying to make too many changes too fast.  Are we setting unrealistic targets or timescales? A good proportion of resolutions seem to falter even before January has finished.  Changing to a healthier lifestyle can take time, and it's very easy to be too hard on ourselves at first.  Some of us may want to lose weight. Are our...

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Vegetables -

Brussels sprouts and Christmas – you know you can’t escape those little leafy green things all the way through to New Year don’t you? Fear not – you’ll be doing yourself a real favour by eating as many brussels as possible. They are now in season so should be fresh and packed full of nutritional goodness ready for your plate. Here’s a quick run down of some of their main benefits:- Can help to lower cholesterol providing they are steamed (or even eat raw) due to more fibre being retained when cooked in this way As a member of the cruciferous vegetables family (that...

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Heart Health -

Our own selection of 10 foods that have all been shown to provide heart health properties.

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