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Shortcuts for busy families
8 hours ago

Shortcuts for busy families

Life is busy, the kids are hungry, tensions are fraught and it is all too easy to resort to nuggets and waffles for tea again because it is quick and easy – …
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Vegan diets – are they healthy?
1 week ago

Vegan diets – are they healthy?

Is a vegan diet a healthy diet, or do we need to consume some animal based foods for optimum nutrition? Last week’s twitter storm over what a dietician said about …
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Low income, healthy eating
2 weeks ago

Low income, healthy eating

A recent report from The Consumer Council Northern Ireland reported that low income families spend one third of their income on food. Healthy eating on a low income can be a …
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Help for High Blood Pressure
2 months ago

Help for High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is measured as two numbers. The first number is the systolic reading and this is the pressure within your blood vessels as the heart contracts and faces blood into …
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How safe is coconut oil?
2 months ago

How safe is coconut oil?

Last week’s headlines splashed the shocker ‘Coconut oil as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’.

Not so long ago, coconut oil was hailed as a cure-all for everything from dementia to dry skin …
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More than 5 a day
2 months ago

More than 5 a day

More than half of adults in Northern Ireland struggle to eat three portions of fruit and veg a week. This is shocking! It’s time to up our game for the …
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What is your body trying to tell you?
3 months ago

What is your body trying to tell you?

Dry itchy skin, joint pain, tired all the time, bad breath, anxiety and stress. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it could be your body’s way of telling you that something is deficient in …
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Mental Health Week
3 months ago

Mental Health Week

It’s World Mental Health Week.

Mental health problems like depression, anxiety, substance misuse, eating disorders and post-natal depression are thought to affect 19% of our population, with people in Northern Ireland having …
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Reading Food Labels
4 months ago

Reading Food Labels

Reading food labels can be confusing at the best of times, but you don’t need a Food Science degree to work out what’s in your food if you follow some basic …
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Spring Clean Your Diet
5 months ago

Spring Clean Your Diet

Lighter evenings and sunny days are on the way as the clocks change next weekend. If you have been in winter hibernation, all this talk of sunshine, might put you in the …
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