Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha Chia Pudding

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A delicious creamy protein breakfast option that is best prepared the night before. Serves 2 Ingredients 300ml coconut milk 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-2 tsp matcha green tea 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 4 tbsp chia seed To top: pomegranate seeds or berries To serve: Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, optional Method Place the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, vanilla protein powder and matcha green tea powder in a blender and…

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Malt Loaf

Malt Loaf

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This is a gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free version of the popular malt loaf. Perfect as a sweet treat after school. Ideally, wrap the loaf in greaseproof paper and leave for a day before eating as the loaf becomes even more sticky. For a gentle spicy flavour try using chai tea bags instead of black tea. Makes 1 loaf/about 10 slices Preparation time: 15 minutes Soaking time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients 200ml black…

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Beating Obesity

Beating Obesity

Nutritionist Kaye Osborne explores how tackling the root cause of obesity is key to improve Covid-19 outcomes Obesity is one of the biggest health crises our country faces. Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity – and one in three children leave primary school overweight or obese, with related illnesses costing the NHS £6 billion a year. While these statistics are not new, the urgency of tackling this time bomb has been brought…

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Supplements for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

Supplements for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements The cells making your skin, hair and nails are among the most rapidly renewed in the body and need a constant supply of nutrients. When deficiencies arise, you may notice an increased tendency towards dryness, flaking, hair loss and outbreaks of spots. Diet should always come first, so aim to eat a healthy, balanced diet containing as many unrefined, wholefoods as possible. Wholegrains, fruit, vegetables and seeds…

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This Month’s Top Picks

This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement Discover the clinically tested FlexiQule Oil Rub for joint support…made of 100% natural ingredients – Lavender, Ginger, Boswellia and Piperine Lavender helps with its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects Topical application of Ginger is found to be helpful in pain relief of osteoarthritis patients Boswellia’s actives have shown to decrease production of proinflammatory cytokines that destroy cartilage Piperine helps decreasing the rate of cartilage degeneration These extracts are unique to FlexiQule and are produced in-house utilizing proprietary extraction processes that…

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Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

How can we support our children’s immunity before heading back to school? Nutritional therapist Kim Plaza, technical advisor at ADM Protexin, reveals all… Starting a new school year can be a nervous or exciting time for many children, however, 2020 has already provided many obstacles to following a normal school life. Therefore, we will want our children to be fit, healthy and ready to learn for when the new term begins. As school starts and autumn descends upon us, we…

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Vision Matters

Vision Matters

Vision is one of your most important senses. Medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer reveals the supplements to keep eyes healthy Vision is one of your most important senses and, while diet should always come first, a number of supplements can help to preserve your sight. Age-related macular degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless, progressive disorder that is a leading cause of visual loss in later life. AMD is associated with reduced levels of carotenoid pigments in the macula…

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Lower your Cholesterol

Lower your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood and although it is often associated with being bad or unhealthy, it is actually needed for many bodily functions and to build healthy cells. Nutritionist Dr. Marilyn Glenville explains: “Your body needs cholesterol, that’s why it produces it. Your liver actually produces 80 percent of the cholesterol in your body, only 20 percent comes from your food. Cholesterol is present in all your cell membranes; your body uses it to make…

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Winter Slaw

Winter Slaw

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A colourful salad that is robust enough to last in the fridge for a few days. Delicious served with the jerk veggie burgers. Ingredients ½ red cabbage, finely sliced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 carrots, grated 2 tbsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley 1 apple, sliced or grated 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp light olive oil 1 tsp dijon mustard ½ lemon, juiced Sea salt Black pepper 50g walnuts, roughly chopped Method…

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Jerk Veggie Burgers

Jerk Veggie Burgers

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These vegetarian burgers are wonderfully fragrant and a great way to get including more vegetarian options in family meal times. Makes 4 large burgers Ingredients for jerk paste 2 spring onions, chopped 1cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped ½ a small onion, chopped 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp dried thyme 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp ground allspice  Ingredients for the…

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