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The healthiest, tastiest bread ever?

I class this as one of the most successful “healthy” recipes I've tried, tweaked and tested. I've adapted it slightly from a recipe I found at "My New Roots" and it happens to be one of the most delicious breads I've ever tasted! Another reason I love it so much is that it requires so [...]

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How to eat wheat-free…

Here is a wonderful "wheat-free" menu to get you started... Breakfast Quinoa & Orange Porridge Bring 30-40g quinoa to the boil and then simmer until tender and the liquid has absorbed. Peel a fresh orange and chop into the porridge. Stir, and then serve with a spoon of goat or sheep's yogurt, and a sprinkling [...]

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Slow roasting tomatoes brings out a deep, rich flavour, and really is a delicious (and different) way of serving tomatoes. Basil (tomato's popular partner) adds a very distinct flavour addition, and adds nutrition too. Also in the nutritional profile of this dish is a very welcome "burst" of omega-3 fats, courtesy of the anchovies. Serve [...]

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Trout Nicoise Salad

A traditional French Nicoise salad is a very popular salad meal for many, and for good reason too! It's delicious, nutritious and filling enough to be served as a main course meal. This version still uses many traditional ingredients but uses trout instead of tuna, and has a few added nutritional surprises too! Trout is [...]

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Do you take sugar…

If I asked you the question, "Do you take sugar?", you may think I'm simply referring to your daily cuppa!? I am in fact, referring more to your intake of sugar via everyday foods, some of which you may even think is "healthy"! Taking sugar in tea or coffee is one thing - we choose to [...]

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Neti Pot Cleansing for nasal congestion

Neti Pot Cleansing is best described as “nasal washing” or “sinus cleansing”. It involves the use of a ceramic “Neti Pot” (which looks rather like a mini watering can!), filled with a salt-water solution. In some therapeutic settings, herbal extract solutions may be used. In some parts of the world, neti cleansing is as common, [...]

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Question: I've been told my iron deficiency may be down to running (foot strike haemolysis). What's the healthiest way for me to top up my iron levels? Answer: Iron is an essential mineral for runners and those involved in regular physical training, as it helps to build healthy red blood cells, and plays a major [...]

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Bulgar and seed bread

This is very dense, moist nutty and aromatic loaf, and is so quick and simple to make. It is a yeast-free bread too, which is popular for many non-bread eating people, or those with poor digestion. It is rich in B vitamins, minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium, and very high in fibre [...]

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Packed lunch ideas…

Nutritious “packed” salads are perfectly balanced, nutrient and fibre-rich meals that will nourish your body, and keep you energised all afternoon.  Use brown rice, quinoa, barley, buckwheat noodles, or other “whole” grain as your carbohydrate - remember about a fist-size should serve you perfectly well. Combine this with some protein, 100-150g of tuna, salmon, or [...]

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How much starchy carbohydrate should we consume?

This week, amongst a lot of other activity, I had an e-mail from a mini-zine reader, which resulted in quite a dialogue. I think it may answer some your very own questions or queries on this subject - the subject of starchy carbohydrate - specifically how much starchy carbohydrate should we consume? And can exercisers [...]

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