Hummus has been in the news this week with claims that it has more salt than four bags of crisps. I read the whole article and felt that it wasn't a fair like for like comparison, so I decided to share my own research with you on plain hummus vs ready salted crisps*. I will also cover the reasons why crisps tick all the boxes when it comes to snacking and what else you can try instead!
It's a new month already, and time again for our monthly review of the best new health and fitness studies. This month, brilliant research on obesity, preferential activating different muscles during squats and, of course, Pokemon Go all make an appearance!
In many care homes, activities are an integral part of a resident's care plan and dedicated activity coordinators are becoming increasingly important. However, we would like to see more care homes in the UK prioritising activities and improving their current programmes so that even more homes can be rated top in this category.
This week, vegans scored some major points in the plants versus animals war they've been fighting with the Paleo people for, what seems like eons now.
Lizzie Armitstead isn't the first athlete to achieve Olympic success on a non-meat diet. In fact there are a number of successful vegan or vegetarian athletes, including ultra-runner Scott Jurek, pro triathlete and ultra-runner Brendan Brazier, and US Master's Running Champion Tim Van Orden.
It's one of the most popular 'diets' around at the moment, with special cook books filled with 'paleo-friendly' pancakes and brownies covering the recipe section of our book stores...but what is paleo? What's it about? Why do it? Who does it work for, and what we can learn from it?
In this version of the recipe, I add cannellini beans to boost protein, fiber and nutrition. Cannellinis are also known as fagioli, white kidney beans and haricots blancs. The variety, popular in Italian, Greek and French cuisines has a creamy texture and a mellow, nutty flavor...
One can only hope that the British public won't be deterred from making a nutritious green smoothie once in a while due to bad editing and lazy research.
I hardly used to eat any vegetables so the fact that this salad is made up of kale of all things means it had to be pretty tasty! This is now one of my all time favourite kale recipes that I go back to again and again...
I must admit, I get increasingly frustrated with some of the reports I read in our papers these days. Take a recent article that appeared in The Daily...
Well, I'll be, says Juliet Kinsman. I went to north India for a week's holiday, ate to my heart's content and spent most of my time supine. And you know what - it was the most life-changing holiday I've had. That's because Vana Retreats is a new breed of destination spa with extraordinary wellbeing cuisine, ideal for anyone who fears abstinence or bootcamps. This salubrious road to wellness is smooth and only gently sloped.
Let it be known that adaptogens are coming to the UK big time. Their popularity is going to be bigger than spirulina... bigger than kale even, because ancient herbal wisdom is back in business baby!
Schloss Elmau, located in the lesser-trodden parts of south east Germany (45 minutes from Innsbruck airport) is one of the swishest family-friendly ho...
The Marbella Club is set in a stunning location on Marbella's golden mile - enjoying a beachfront location, striking mountain views and immaculate lush gardens. A white promenade, lined with palm trees, is situated adjacent to the hotel - with 'beautiful' people walking their dogs or honing their beach bodies, you could easily imagine that you are in California.
Tofu can be prepared in so many inventive ways to create different flavors and textures, from sweet to savory and from smooth to crispy, it's one of the most versatile and healthful foods!
This vegan pâté recipe substitutes walnuts and mushrooms for the meat protein and olive oil for the animal fat. The result is rich and delicious without the artery-clogging saturated fat calories!