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How to Get your 10 a Day

I woke up this morning to the headline that the government are considering changing the guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake from 5 a day to 10 a day. Research has shown that doubling the portions currently recommended could have

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Tortiglioni with Smoked Salmon and Broccoli

I love pasta and smoked salmon as a really “quick fix” meal when the kids have activities and we need to be in and out of the house quickly! Fresh pasta makes this dish very quick indeed. Ingredients (serves 5-6)

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Alzheimer’s, Coconut Oil and MCTs

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in the way your brain functions, affecting your memory and the way you behave. It was first described by the German psychiatrist and

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10 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

I love my coffee and a day is not complete without it, but I often feel guilty because over the years we have heard so many times that it is bad for you. However, this is all about to change,

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One Dish Dinners

“One Dish” always makes me sit up and pay attention. When it comes to cooking weekday family meals, the easier the better! All these dishes are healthy (calories listed) and easy, win win! These one dish dinners came from the

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Carbohydrate Loading For Sports

  My daughter is about to compete in the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) Youth Series final and her coach has suggested that as preparation for the day she should “carb load”. Whilst I knew a little bit about carbohydrate loading

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The Hairy Dieter’s Roasted Cod Recipe

On the menu tonight is The Hairy Dieter’s Roasted Cod recipe. A really tasty and low calorie meal. If you want to add more calories you could serve some potatoes, mashed, new or chips- they all work! My kids loved

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10 Benefits of Running

  I started running a few years ago at the grand old age of 45, proving, I hope, that it’s never too late to start! I had tried running several times over the years but never took to it, I

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Berry Super Breakfast Smoothie

A great way to start the day is a really easy to make breakfast smoothie, the ingredients offer a wide range of nutrients as well as being Low GI: Ingredients (serves 2) 1 banana, peeled 150g blueberries 100g raspberries/strawberries 200ml

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Banana and Cinnamon Muffins

  A great recipe for a breakfast muffin, packed with bananas and cinnamon, they are low GI and delicious! This is another recipe from Annabel Karmel’s great 100 Family Meals, rapidly becoming a favourite recipe book! Banana and Cinnamon Muffins

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