Getting your 5 a day

Foods which can cause bloating

Foods which can cause bloating

Feeling full after a meal can be very satisfying, but when your belly swells from bloating caused by gas or other digestive issues, that good feeling can soon turn to discomfort. Bloating can be incredibly uncomfortable and in some cases even desperately painful if wind becomes trapped in the digestive system and unable to move

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Junk Food And Children's Behaviour

Junk Food And Children’s Behaviour

There are plenty of reasons not to feed children junk food too often, but is bad behaviour one of them? Research on the subject has led towards the conclusion that junk food – i.e. foods with high levels of sugar or saturated fats with little nutritional value – does indeed have an effect on the

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Eating Local Food

Eating Local Food

Our diet in the west is fabulously diverse, rich in the kinds of foods that simply weren’t available to us just a few generations ago. But the price of this on-tap variety is an increased carbon footprint as foods are moved by rail, road and air around the globe to satisfy our dietary whims. As

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Keeping your immune system healthy

Keeping your immune system healthy

The way we choose to live our life ultimately shows up through our body and its health. Whilst it is healthy to relax and enjoy ourselves, it is always good to have a balanced approach to life, taking steps to maximise health is invaluable. One of the most effective areas to concentrate on is the

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Planning a summer picnic

Planning a summer picnic

Eating outdoors has to be one of the most enticing of summer pleasures. The thought of finding a peaceful, grassy spot, flopping down onto a blanket and breaking out a delicious picnic is enough to make your mouth water. But al fresco eating doesn’t always go to plan: most of us will have experienced our

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Whip up a store cupboard meal without going to the shops

Whip up a store cupboard meal without going to the shops

Some week’s life gets a little mad and for one reason or another the weekly shopping trip doesn’t happen. When this occurs it’s easy to imagine the cupboards are bare, leaving you reaching for your phone to order a takeaway. But if your budget won’t stretch that far, or the food crisis enters a more

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