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27 May
2014

Cranberry Juice, Urinary Tract Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

Of course, the' public relations people' for the 'cranberry juice people' are always going to shine the best possible light on the idea that cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections and that this in turn may help with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
heirloom tomatoes
22 May
2014

If you want your kids to eat healthily...serve it, stay stum and don't tell them it's good for them!

This interesting piece of research came through to me this morning. Take a read...it may change how you 'sell' healthy foods to children when sitting at the dinner table!
07 May
2014

Parents Views on School Packed Lunches Sought My Leeds University - Give Your Views Now!

New research at Leeds Metropolitan University is set to examine parents' choices in providing packed lunches for their children.
06 May
2014

From couch to cuff - time spent in front of the TV linked to high blood pressure in children

A new study reveals that children who spend two hours or more in front of a screen (TV, computer, videogames etc.) have over 2.5 fold increase in their odds of having high blood pressure (BP). These odds are increased further by overweight and obesity. The study also showed that children with a low level of fitness had 3.4 times higher odds of high BP than those with a high level of fitness.
29 Apr
2014

Is dieting and low blood sugar making you 'hangry' and wrecking your relationship?

Is dieting and low blood sugar wrecking your relationship? Imagine if all you needed to stop a ding-dong with your loved one as you step through the door at the end of the day was... a bit of chocolate on the way home. Not the usual nutritional recommendation from me granted, but here's why.
21 Apr
2012

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog! I've started off by posting some old material I already had on my old website, but I'm really looking forward to adding new posts and responding to any comments regularly :) Amanda x
21 Apr
2012

Optimise Your Memory

There is a lot in the press at the moment, on the radio and the television about how to slow down the ageing process and among other things, to protect and even enhance your memory as you move through life.
21 Apr
2012

Lose Weight Without Dieting

A month's worth of tried-and-tested Top Tips! As any confirmed snacker knows, the vending machine and corner shop are packed with tempting nibbles. Don't get caught out! Plan ahead! Pop a pack of your favourite dried fruit in your bag, desk or glove box in the car. I love plump, succulent ready-to-eat apricots, but the choice is yours.
21 Apr
2012

Get Label Savvy

Take a look at some boxes of breakfast cereal and you could be forgiven for thinking you had picked up a GCSE mathematics text book, not a packet of your favourite flakes For there, slap bang on the front of many packs is a list of calories, fat, salt and other nutrients in a bowl – along with information on other figures known as the 'Guideline Daily Amount' or GDA for short.
21 Apr
2012

Food Futures

Synbiotics. Most of us have now got our brains around the idea that 'probiotics' are a good type of bacteria and are used to seeing everything from yoghurts to smoothies boasting of having them added.


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