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Studies show ginger helps to lower blood pressure

  A meta analysis and systemic review of the studies available on ginger and it’s effects on blood pressure showed that regular ginger consumption in the over 50’s helps to lower blood pressure. A total of six randomised clinical…
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Make room for mushrooms!

Did you know eating mushrooms is extremely good for your health? Did you know that eating mushrooms is likely to help your body fight candida and definitely won’t make it worse?  Did you know that Lovastatin, the drug used to lower high cholesterol…
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Delicious vegan sweet potato and cauliflower lentil dish

This delicious and simple recipe (discovered on the BBC Good Food website and amended) is good enough to serve to guests at a dinner party and works equally well as healthy mid week dinner.  Or you could make it and store portions in the fridge…
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Teenagers with exam stress - how diet and supplements may help

This time of year can be really stressful for teenagers studying for exams. Some students seem to breeze through it while others get extremely anxious, suffer with poor sleep, depression, and literally become sick with the pressure. If your…
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Lentil, Carrot and Cumin Soup

Delicious, quick and easy to make and incredibly healthy!  This vegan friendly recipe is fab for lunches or lighter mid week dinners.  Did you know cumin has very powerful antioxidant qualities and helps to prevent chronic disease such as…
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Vitamin C - should I be taking supplements?

The current UK recommended daily intake of vitamin C is 40mg, but is this enough? Should we be taking supplements, or will they do more harm than good? Recommended daily allowances (RDAs) are generally set to prevent vitamin deficiency diseases. …
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Oily fish and mental health

Did you know your brain is over 60% fat and that omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs)  found in oily fish feature heavily in our brain cells? Studies have shown in countries where consumption of omega-3 EFAs from oily fish are high, levels…
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SUMMER SALAD FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY

This salad is so easy and delicious and packed full of goodness!  This works well as a main meal or a side dish.  These quantities will serve two as a generous side dish. Ingredients: Brown rice or quinoa (about ½ cup uncooked) – cooked…
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Am I eating too much cheese?

Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium and contains the same vitamins as milk.  It also helps to neutralise harmful acid in the mouth and prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately most cheeses are very high in fat.  Furthermore, because…
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Wot no meat? How about a delicious vegan chilli....

Prompted by my daughter turning vegetarian, this is my first attempt at cooking a Quorn veggie chilli and it has come out delicious!  It is very easy to make. Incredibly healthy, very low in fat, packed with veg and high in fibre.  The kidney…