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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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Healthy Eating For Kids- Snacks

  The latest post in a series I have written on Healthy Eating for Kids. This is number 4 and you can read 1,2 and 3 here. This post looks at what to give your kids as a snack when

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Home Made Ice Lollies

Home made ice lollies are so easy to make, the kids can help you make them (which seems to make them more attractive to eat!) and you can put really healthy ingredients into them. I think that’s a win win

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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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Healthy Eating for Kids – Part 3

So far in this series, we’ve looked at: What makes a healthy balanced diet                                                    

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Healthy Eating for Kids- Part 2

Bunches and Bits {Karina} / Kids Photos / CC BY-NC-ND This is the second post in a series I am writing on Healthy Eating for Kids. The first post looked at what makes a healthy, balanced diet and how to

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