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How to Make 5 Easily Homegrown Herbs Last Beyond Summer

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5 May 2022

How to Make 5 Easily Homegrown Herbs Last Beyond Summer

Want to save your freshly grown herbs? They may have run to seed or look the worse for wear, but it’s easy if you know how.

Some herbs will soon be coming to the end of their natural harvesting period, so here are some top tips on how to pick them to enjoy for months to come.

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7 Ways That Going Vegetarian Could Boost Your Health

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12 February 2022

7 Ways That Going Vegetarian Could Boost Your Health

Increasing numbers of people in the world are going vegetarian.

But while many choose to cut out meat for moral and environmental reasons, some are turning towards a veg-based diet to bolster their health.

It’s not actually necessary to eat meat to get all the nutrients needed for good health, and because vegetarians tend to eat more plant-based foods, they often enjoy a diet lower in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol.

6 Easy Ways To Feel Less Thirsty While Fasting

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15 January 2022

How to feel less thirsty while Ramadan fasting

Ramadan is a blessed and festive time but it comes with challenges — spiritual, religious and physical.

The selfless act to avoid any food/drink from morning till dusk is taxing for the body, that’s used to our regular eating patterns. And while hunger is somewhat bearable, it’s particularly demanding to deal with thirst, especially when the temperature goes above 30°C outside.

Festive Season Left You With Indigestion? Here’s How to Handle It

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12 December 2021

Festive Season Left You With Indigestion? Here’s How to Handle It

6 tips to handle indigestion during or after the holidays.

With all that wine, chocolate and cheese, it’s no surprise our systems might be feeling a little worse for wear during/after the festive season.

This might mean painful trapped wind, burning acid reflux and a less-than-happy gut for some of us.

Indigestion symptoms can include fullness, bloating, nausea, belching, or pain in the upper abdomen,” explains Phil Day, superintendent pharmacist at Pharmacy2U.

5 Ultra-Processed Foods That Could Raise Cancer Risk

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15 October 2021

5 Ultra-processed Foods That Could Raise Cancer Risk

A new study has shown that eating foods that have been ‘ultra processed’ could increase your risk of cancer.

According to researchers from the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Sao Paulo, in some developed countries processed foods make up around 50% of an average person’s diet, and this could be contributing to rising cancer levels. In fact, a 10% increase in eating ultra-processed food was associated with a 12% increased risk of overall cancer.

So what are the worst offenders when it comes to processed foods? And how can you replace them in your diet?

8 Expert Tips if You Want to Give Up Sugar

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1 August 2021

8 Expert Tips if You Want to Give Up Sugar

Feeling ready for a health kick?

Unfortunately, we live in a society where sugar is hidden in practically everything and it can often go under different guises, so cutting sugar out of your diet is easier said than done.

Experts say that adults shouldn’t exceed a limit of 30 grams of free (added, refined) sugar a day, but many of us struggle to stick to a limit as the sweet stuff can have a powerful impact on the reward system in the brain.

Food Projects to Do With the Kids This Summer

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21 June 2021

Food Projects to do With the Kids This Summer

Making flapjacks chock-full of raisins with their favourite granny; stirring onions for their mum’s signature curry; fighting over who got to lick the last of the cake batter from the wooden spoon – ask almost any chef what their earliest food memory is, and chances are, they’ll tell you a story like this.

SEE ALSO: 5 Ways To Improve Your Family’s Eating Habits On Holiday

10 Interesting Ways to Eat More Cheese

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31 March 2021

10 Interesting Ways to Eat More Cheese

In an increasingly depressing news cycle, finally we have some good news – and it’s about cheese.

A study conducted by Penn State has found that certain antioxidants in cheese could help protect your blood vessels. The benefits are specifically found in adults who have a high-sodium diet, whose blood vessels have been damaged as a result.

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