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Hangry? Tame that beast with food ideas ... and more

In a recent study, researchers linked hunger to emotions such as anger, irritability and less pleasure, even after accounting for variables such as a person’s age, body mass index, sex and dietary behaviours. The results were the same: people were angry and irritable when they didn’t eat.  Anyone with a teenager or toddler who hasn't had their lunch can relate!  This month I look at this and more... 

27 July 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Almonds and legumes

Yay for nuts and legumes - the new nutrition heroes

There's always research going on into ageing and nutrition and this time, they've found that a higher intake of nuts and legumes...

29 June 2022 by

Chewing gum

Meat substitutes, eggs and chewing gum?

What do you know about the sustainable, healthy, plant-based alternatives to meat … and why I’m wary of them?

25 May 2022 by Foodwatch

Iron Rich diet

Iron-deficiency anaemia and more

Iron-deficiency anaemia, a common problem in women and girls that affects their immunity, work performance and thermo-regulation is...

27 April 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Blueberries No 1

Blueberries, the Mediterranean Diet, beat cravings for chocolate

When compared to other fresh fruits and vegetables, researchers rank blueberries as number one for antioxidant activity.  This...

30 March 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Smart staple: dark-green lettuces

The benefits of meditation and of purslane

The benefits of meditation and purslane, medications and weight gain, and some ideas for that smart staple of dark-green lettuces....

23 February 2022 by Catherine Saxelby