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Category: Healthy Eating

Easy Stuffed Peppers

Posted on: 25th February 2016

I love a good stuffed pepper! Peppers are a great source of nutrients such as vitamin C and fibre. This recipe uses couscous instead of rice (which you may have used in stuffed peppers previously). Couscous is so quick to prepare – pour boiling water or stock onto your dried couscous, cover, and it cooks in ...
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Saturated Fats – Truth vs Myth

Posted on: 20th October 2015

Last week’s blog was all about trans fats, and as promised, this post is about saturated fats. Now before I start, it’s important to point out that this post is not about demonising particular nutrients  – there is a place for everything in a balanced diet. Often, however, if you cut down on total fats, ...
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Trans fats

Posted on: 7th October 2015

When you look at popular media, there always seems to be a new food or nutrient being demonised… fats, carbohydrate, sugar, fruit – the list goes on. However, when it comes to fats, the feedback I’ve had is that the general public are confused. Which types are ok, and which are not? Fats come in ...
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10 ‘healthy’ foods you didn’t realise contained added sugar

Posted on: 4th September 2015

Sugar has been in the media a lot recently, and there are so many mixed messages. Just this week during the Great British Bake Off, we were informed that a cake containing honey or agave syrup as the sweetener was ‘sugar free’! Well we took social media by storm to inform the nation that this ...
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Superfoods or Super-hoax?

Posted on: 19th May 2015

When you hear the word ‘superfood’, foods like blueberries, goji berries and pomegranate may spring to mind. Various health claims exist around these so-called superfoods in the media, for example that acai berries have anti-ageing properties, or garlic lowers blood pressure. So what is a ‘superfood’ I hear you ask? Interestingly the term ‘superfood’ has ...
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