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Healthy snacks – rainbow fruit sticks

May 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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Why Five a Day?

March 28, 2013 Leave a comment

OK! So in the UK we’re told we need to eat 5 fruit and veg a day. It’s a bit simplistic admittedly but it points the general population in the right direction and gets them in the mindset that they need to be eating fresh food and a healthier diet.

5 a day really, in my opinion should be the minimum. In the US they say 9 a day! Doesn’t have the same ring to it, for us, at least, since 5 has been drilled into us since the NHS started a health campaign with the cancer charities way back in 1991.

Anyone reading my blog will be interested in health anyway so I don’t need to bang on about the numerous health benefits to fruit and veg – the vitamins, minerals, digestive benefits, slow release carbs, non processed foods etc etc etc. You know all that.

But what I will point out is – be varied with your choices. Each plant has a different make up and composition so keep it varied, opt for different varieties, try new recipes and ways of eating them, get creative.

 

Hidden sugars

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

OK, can anyone guess my new obsession is sugar!

Seriously though, it’s easy enough to avoid, or is it?

Should we be avoiding some fruits? Madonna’s dermatologist Dr Brandt thinks so.

He believes that natural sugar can still be damaging to the skin and recommends focusing on fruits that have anti-aging properties.

So you can still enjoy your fruit but focus on raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, pears and grapefruit.

Avoid bananas, mangoes and melon because they’re high in sugars but low in anti-aging benefits.

 

Healthy snack – baked apple crisps

November 25, 2012 2 comments

I’m so going to try these, great to nibble on as a healthy snack

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80 healthiest foods

November 4, 2012 2 comments

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