Super Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the quickest, easiest and most fun ways to help your children work towards eating up to two of their five portions of fruit and veg a day. Our smoothie can be made with lots of different fresh or frozen fruits. But the best bit is, you can let the children experiment with the fruit and help choose, peel and chop. What you need A blender 100ml of ice – cold semi-skimmed milk per child (use whole milk if they’re under 2 Continue reading →

White or Brown Bread?

To make white bread, food manufacturers remove the bran and wheat germ from wheat flour, and bleach it white using potassium bromate, benzoyl peroxide or chlorine dioxide gas. The question of which bread, white or brown, is healthier, depends on a variety of factors that are important to understand when you shop. Nutrients Whole wheat brown bread has a “nutritional advantage” over white bread, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is because brown breads made from whole wheat usually contain more fiber than Continue reading →

Big Mac and Fries….

There’s nothing quite like smashing a Big Mac from McDonald’s when you’re absolutely ravenous. There are times when grilled chicken and salad just won’t do. But like any junk food, the moment you’ve wolfed it down is when the food guilt strikes. However, nailing a burger and fries might not be as bad for you as previously thought…if you’re doing exercise. Now researchers have found just how much exercise you need to do to burn off the calories from eating things like Big Macs, fries, Cadbury’s chocolate Continue reading →

Kick out the unhealthy foods

No matter which diet you’re following, there are a few foods that anyone serious about losing weight should give the boot. Do a good, old-fashioned spring cleaning of your diet and remove unhealthy foods from your kitchen. White Bread White bread is a staple of the Human diet, loved by kids and adults alike. It’s only human to prefer white bread to whole-grain varieties. Why? White bread is a refined carb, which basically means it’s sugar — and we all tend to have a liking Continue reading →

Turmeric is goooooood!

Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, is an ancient spice popular in India and Asia as far back as 2,000 BC. The spice belongs in the ginger family and has been highly prized in the culinary traditions of these cultures. Turmeric imparts a vibrant yellowish hue to curry dishes, and the spice is also used as a natural dyeing agent for cloths. In Persia, turmeric comes from the word saffron and is closely related to the spice. The main phytochemicals that give turmeric its most impressive and Continue reading →

Get some Lemons

Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking warm lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. Nutritional Value Of Lemons A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre. It also has medicinal values Continue reading →

9 Health Benefits of Broccoli

1. Cancer Prevention Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This compound rids the body of H. pylori, a bacterium found to highly increase the risk of gastric cancer. Furthermore, broccoli contains indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant compound and anti-carcinogen found to not only hinder the growth of breast, cervical and prostate cancer, but also boosts liver function. Broccoli shares these cancer fighting, immune boosting properties with other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. 2. Cholesterol Reduction Like Continue reading →