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Gennaro Contaldo: ‘It’s Always Special When You Make Time to Eat With Those Who Matter Most’

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13 June 2019

Gennaro Contaldo

This summer, chef, restaurateur and Jamie Oliver’s best mate Gennaro Contaldo, is hoping to bring a bit of Italian panache to dinnertime.

“Like all Italians, I’m passionate about food and drink, and think eating together is one of the best things friends and family can do,” says Contaldo, 70, who was born in Minori, Italy.

As he teams up with Birra Moretti on a new pop-up restaurant (where you have to bring your own table) we threw some questions at him…

5 Healthy Living Challenges to Embrace this Summer

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12 June 2019

5 Healthy Living Challenges to Embrace this Summer

We all know the basic ‘rules’ of healthy eating and living and how important it is to look after our long-term health...

But making these things an ongoing part of our day-to-day lives can be another matter. Every year, millions of working days are lost to sickness absence – with most attributed to insufficient sleep.

SEE ALSO: 6 Fruity Summer Mocktails Made with Low Sugar

3 Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs to Perk Up Your Palate

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28 May 2019

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3 Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs to Perk Up Your Palate

Summer sunshine and cue the aperitif… that wonderful time of the day when we whet our appetite with a light bite and a glass of something soberingly refreshing.

Yep, that’s right. Rather than a bitter-sweet cocktail before dinner, we’re opting for something lighter than a spritz, and much more agreeable than a kiddies cocktail – aka a Shirley Temple.

“The aperitif moment is all about fun, anticipation of a great evening or meal, and marking the moment where work becomes play,” says Paul Mathew, bartender and founder, Everleaf Non-alcoholic Aperitif.”

What is Moringa? The New Superfood Could Help Beat Stress and Fatigue

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19 May 2019

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The New Superfood Could Help Beat Stress and Fatigue

If you’re the type of person that spoons chia seeds onto your porridge and whizzes kale into your smoothies like there’s no tomorrow, then you might want to listen up, because there’s a new superfood that wellness types are getting hyped about.

Called moringa, it’s a small leafy tree that’s native to India, and is gaining popularity with health buffs thanks to its rich nutritional profile and powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

How to Make Your Lunch More Eco-Friendly

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15 May 2019

How to Make Your Lunch More Eco-Friendly

How many times a week do you nip out at lunch to pick up a supermarket sandwich, a packet of crisps, and a bottle of water to wash it all down with?

While you might think nothing of eating a store-bought lunch at your desk and tossing the packaging in the bin after, a charity is warning that our on-the-go lunch habit is causing the UK to create 11 billion pieces of plastic waste per year.

SEE ALSO: How to cut down on soft drinks

Here’s What One Portion of Your Five-A-Day Actually Looks Like

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24 April 2019

Your Portion of Five-A-Day

You may think that you’re a pro at ensuring you eat your 5 a day, but it turns out what counts as a portion varies widely depending on the colour of the fruit or veg you’re chomping on.

BBC Good Food magazine has released six nifty infographics – yellow, purple, red, white, orange and green – to show just how much you need to eat of different foods to reach your goal.

These 3 Things Are the Ideal Components of a Balanced Meal

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11 April 2019

Parts of a balanced meal

Balance. The kind of state we all are struggling to harmonize ourselves into.

Be it work, social life and of course our fuel, food. Our health is most certainly one of the deciding factors for achieving this balance after all, health is the relationship between you and your body.

We all know that maintaining a healthy body is a great responsibility and involves a great extent of effort along with trying not to cater to our cravings. Even after being so aware of how important a healthy body and mind is, we often find ourselves making poor choices in terms of what we eat.

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