Healthy Snacks

We all like to snack, and depending on our mental health, some of us may snack more than others. Whether you deal with depression, or you deal with anxiety issues with mental health, snacks are never far away. The more we struggle with mental health, the more we may reach for the snacks.

But snacks aren’t all bad. It is important to make sure the snacks you eat are healthy and nutritious, or you will pile on the pounds, which can not only affect the heart, but can raise cholesterol levels too. They can …

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18 Sep, 2021

Going Vegan

More and more people are choosing a vegan diet. Research by the Vegan Society found the number of vegans in Great Britain increased from 150,000 in 2006 to 540,000 in 2016.

A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat or use any animal products. Unlike a vegetarian diet, where people don’t eat meat or fish, a vegan diet avoids all animal products such as dairy, eggs as well as meat and fish …

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18 Jul, 2021

Reducing our carbon footprint through food

Reducing our carbon footprint through the food we eat is important. It is now accepted that greenhouse gases are warming the Earth’s atmosphere, directly leading to more natural disasters, shifts in weather patterns, and rising sea levels. Less well known is the link between adopting a climate-friendly diet or a low-carbon diet to reduce humans’ carbon footprint.

A 2018, study by the University of Oxford, concluded that adopting a vegan diet would reduce a person’s carbon footprint by 73%. This is far more significant than cutting down on flights or buying an …

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14 Jun, 2021

Banning junk food in schools

Healthy diets start in childhood and since children spend 5 days a week in school it’s important the school menu accommodates healthy choices.

Most schools incorporate healthy choices now, but inner city schools where money is especially tight, may not be able to provide nutritious meals at all times. Certain foods included on the school lunch menu …

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15 May, 2021

The Benefits of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter can be a healthy option when it’s enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. It is rich in several nutrients, which may help protect the heart and manage blood sugar. However, eating too much peanut butter can increase a person’s daily intake of saturated fat, sodium, and calories so should be consumed in moderation.

Also, people who have a peanut allergy should avoid peanut butter as it could trigger a potentially deadly reaction …

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12 Apr, 2021

Avocados and Gut Health

The avocado is a unique fruit. While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful health benefits too.

Avocados are nutrient dense and an energy-dense food, and it contains important micro-nutrients that many of us don’t eat enough of, like potassium and fibre. They are loaded with heart-healthy …

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14 Mar, 2021

How To Stay Healthy Longer

According to a study reported in the British Medical Journal in 2020, women can gain ten years and men seven years of life free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes from a healthy lifestyle.

The research is based on a study in the US of over 110,000 people whose lives were tracked for more than 20 years. The study’s main author Dr Frank Hu, of Harvard School of Public Health, said the study …

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11 Feb, 2021

Health Benefits of Eating Vegan

There are many benefits of eating vegan food. The biggest benefit is it’s healthier because you’re eating plant based produce and it’s good for the environment.

A vegan diet is richer in certain nutrients

Eating a vegan diet means you don’t eat any meat and animal products, which means relying more on other foods such …

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13 Jan, 2021

Changing what we eat

We’re usually creatures of habit, but when faced with difficult situations our habits do tend to change. In the pandemic, our eating out has been significantly reduced and during lock-downs, impossible. So, what have we been eating during this difficult time?

Figures from market researchers Nielsen reported by the BBC, show that sales of baking products were up by almost two-thirds over the same period when compared with 2019 as home baking has significantly …

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13 Dec, 2020

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