Browsing Month June, 2013

‘Healthy’ Fruit Smoothies can actually be as bad as ‘junk’ food

By at June 21, 2013 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

Fruit smoothies… Some smoothies have been given the title 'the new super food', providing an easily accessible, vitamin packed, low fat and bursting with goodness fruity drink. However… 'Healthy' smoothies can actually be as bad as 'junk' food. Some smoothies are loaded with sugar, calories and other unhealthy unwanted ingredients to dazzle your taste buds

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Race for life 2013 – Cancer Research UK

By at June 21, 2013 | 11:57 am | 0 Comment

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  9 am on Sunday 23rd June at Chester Racecourse   Race for life is a fundraising event for women only and is targeted to the fight against cancer.  It first started in 1994 and since then it has raised millions of pounds for Cancer Research UK.   The race for life website offers support and information on training tips and healthy eating. 

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Aubergines

By at June 20, 2013 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

Aubergine, also called an eggplant is another vegetable that is in season this month. It has many varieties, including purple-, orange- and white- skinned. It can also vary in size, e.g. cucumber - , melon- or pea- sized. Aubergines have a tropical origin and are better kept outside the fridge as the chilling process damages them and they become brown in colour. When

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Strawberries

By at June 20, 2013 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

  Strawberries are widely grown plants which have been cultivated for 300 years.  The unusual thing about the strawberries is that they have their "seeds" on the surface, not inside.  These "seeds" are tiny dry fruits (also called achenes), which are similar to sunflower "seeds" and buckwheat.  The small air pockets that you can see inside the strawberry

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National bike week 15-23 June 2013

By at June 14, 2013 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

National Bike Week is an annual event which aims to demonstrate the benefits cycling has to health and the environment. This week encourages people all over the UK to cycle for fun, visit relatives or go to work/school. Cycling can simply be part of our everyday life. There is an opportunity to become an event organiser in 2013 and receive free support and advice. In

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Coconut Oil: A saturated fat so it’s bad for us? Wrong, intrigued?

By at June 10, 2013 | 4:38 pm | 0 Comment

[caption id="attachment_2421" align="alignleft" width="381"] coconut oil [/caption] Oil is fat, how can this be good for you? Coconut oil contains MCT (medium chain Tryglcerides). Research has shown that MCTs are thermogenic, this means that when MCTs are consumed less is stored in the body as fat, instead they are rapidly absorbed by the small bowel into your

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Seasonal fish – June

By at June 5, 2013 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

Tuna is at its best in June, so why not take advantage of that and include it in your diet. Canned tuna is high in vitamin D, K, B12, niacin, phosphorus and selenium. A serving of canned tuna (95g) can help you reach the recommended daily allowance for niacin, which is 17mg for men and 13mg for women. The Food Standards Agency classifies fresh tuna as oily fish and

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National Breastfeeding Awareness Month – June 2013

By at June 5, 2013 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

This year National Breastfeeding Month is in June. There will be various events around the country which will aim to promote breastfeeding. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of their life. It is important to start breastfeeding within an hour of birth. Other foods can complement breastfeeding

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Breathe easy week 10-16 June 2013

By at June 5, 2013 | 1:18 pm | 0 Comment

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As well as Diabetes Week, this week is also Breathe Easy week. It is organised and supported by the British Lung Foundation and involves different events which will take place around the UK. The theme this year is the Breathe Easy groups in the country and the role they play in giving advice and supporting people affected by lung disease. You can find more information

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Diabetes Week 9 – 15 June 2013

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:45 pm | 0 Comment

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This week (9 – 15 June) is diabetes week in the UK. This year it is aimed at research and getting more people involved and becoming part of diabetes research. You can find more information about diabetes week by following this link : http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Diabetes-Week/ If you want to get involved and raise funds and awareness about diabetes, you

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