Healthy Eating

The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Meat Substitutes

There are so many delicious plant-based alternatives that offer meaty satisfaction—and we’ve got the easy recipes to go with them.

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Protein, are you getting enough?

Protein plays a very important part of a healthy diet. Proteins are made up of chemical building blocks called amino acids, they are called these because they are attached in long chains. The body uses amino acids to build and repair muscles, cartilage, skin and bones and to make hormones and enzymes

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Asparagus - Eat it while you can!

British season for asparagus is short - just May to June! So, here are all the facts you need to know to get the best from your asparagus (plus tasty recipe ideas)

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Healthy eating on a budget

It can be expensive to stock your cupboards with all the ingredients needed for recipes, but it is possible to lose weight and eat healthier when sticking to a tight budget, and with a bit of clever tweaking you can eat some amazing meals. Here are a few tips;

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Plant-Based Portions and Proteins

What are plant-based proteins?

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Legumes... the perfect meat substitute

You don’t have to completely give up the meat dishes you love, there are lots of plant-based foods that make very tasty substitutes for meat.

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How to Cook the Perfect Stir-fry

Stir-fry's are a great way to create a super quick and very tasty meal. You can easily bulk it out with extra vegetables and experiment with different protein types to add variety to your favourites!

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Know Your Cauliflower!

Cauliflower is so versatile. You can cook it as steaks, create a version of rice or simply have it gently cooked as a side dish. In addition to that it's packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins and fibre.

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Tips on Eating Out

Lots of us find the weekends difficult. It can be hard to control what you eat, especially when visiting friends.

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New Mums

Many new mums are keen to get back into shape

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Healthy Eating Tips for Diabetes

Plant-based diets have been shown to help in the treatment of many chronic diseases and are often associated with lower levels of type 2 diabetes, less hypertension, lower cholesterol levels and reduced cancer rates. Read our top ten healthy eating tips for diabetes.

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Understanding Food Groups

Understand the balance between food groups

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Understanding Food Labels, Low Fat, Sugar and Salt

Understanding the useful information contained on food labels and ingredients lists is a great help when adopting a healthier lifestyle or if you have to beware of certain foods contained within a product.

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Berries

Of your 5 a day – 5 should be vegetables and 2 should be fruit – of all the fruits – berries are one of the best fruits to eat for weight control as they tend to be lower Gi and have less fructose (the natural sugar in them) and therefore less impact on your insulin production and fat storage.

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Benefits of Turmeric

This amazing spice is known for giving curries their bright orange/yellow colour. Still, more importantly, it has been used in Asia for thousands of years because of its healing properties and combined with warm milk it's a great way to ensure you get a good night's sleep too!

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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar only contains about three calories per tablespoon, which is very low so it’s very popular as a dressing base when you are watching your waistline! Nutritionally it’s not very strong in the fact that there are not many vitamins or minerals in it, but it does contain a small amount of potassium.

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Food shopping tips for a healthier you

If we want to lose weight or get healthier, then we need to make specific lifestyle changes. Since we have the most control over the foods stored in our home, our food shopping habits are essential to the success of our weight loss goals. Small tweaks can make a big difference in the outcome. Below are some great tips to make sure you get the most from your weekly shop!

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