Many of us are likely to be looking forward to tucking into chocolate over Easter. But are we having too much of a good thing? Read on for our top tips for adults and kids alike and two of our favourite chocolate recipes. And keep an eye out for Heather on TV3 on Saturday talking about a healthier Easter.
Going vegan is having a moment, with celebs from Arianne Grande to Bill Clinton singing the praises of avoiding all things animal. But is it really as healthy as it seems? Read on to find out more, learn what to watch for on a vegan diet and get our one-day vegan meal plan with recipes (including our favourite coconut lentil soup).
Do you struggle to find time and inspiration for healthy lunches? Most people are in a rush and have limited options available to them. So even if we all know we should be opting for a healthy lunch sometimes it’s just easier to grab a quick sandwich. Or eat nothing at all. So what’s the secret to having a healthy lunch?
Take time to eat and digest your food
Digestion begins in the mouth, and actually we prepare for digestion when the cue of food is sensed e.g. the smell of food, the sight of it being prepared, even talking about it can make your mouth ‘water’ which is the first step in digestion. Taking some time to prepare for digestion and focusing on eating allows the body to divert energy to this task, reducing digestive complaints and increasing absorption of nutrients from our food. [Read more…]
Many of us will have kick-started the year on a diet, determined to lose weight for good this time. But how many of us will still be on that diet by the end of the month? UK research shows that the average time a woman can stick to a diet is 5 weeks and 2 days. After that, it’s back to old eating habits again…