Why you should eat your greens (and purples)

The term ‘superfood’ is often used to describe exotic foods that are relatively new to our diet, with exotic names like acai, goji or chia, but there are a group of green (and purple) super-duper foods that the Irish have been eating for generations that promise a myriad of health benefits. Brassicas or cruciferous vegetables […]

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A healthy body isn’t made of New Year resolutions

Now that most of us are back at work and 2018 is becoming a distant memory, you might be starting to reflect on how you can make 2019 the year that you become a newer, faster, fitter, slimmer, better version of yourself. However well-intentioned our New Year’s Resolutions, often we set the bar too high. January […]

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Eat, drink and… try my homemade Ferrero Rochers

Let’s face it – Christmas is not a time for diets, detoxes or counting calories. The season to eat, drink and be merry is definitely upon us. Most of us do our best to eat as well as we can throughout the year, making choices to ensure we eat our five a day, drink enough […]

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Eat with the seasons, for your health and to enjoy autumn’s flavour palette

The darker days creep up on us slowly but there is no denying the fact that we are well in the grip of autumn now. How does the change of season affect your health? Do you embrace the ritual of making seasonal and nourishing soups and stews, or do you find yourself eating more comforting […]

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Eating to boost your immune system for winter

As Autumn settles in and the nights get darker our health can take a bit of a downturn. Earlier this year, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended that honey and over-the-counter medications should be used for coughs and colds before turning to our GP to ask for an antibiotic. The common cold […]

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Don’t forget that there’s a knack to snacking

Are you a snacker? Sometimes there are so many conflicting rules and contrasting regulations about healthy eating, that it can end up getting totally confusing. Take snacking as an example. One rule says we should eat little and often, and then something else tells us not to snack between meals. So how so we know what […]

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Portion distortion – a guide to healthy meal sizes

One of the questions I get asked most often is what is a healthy portion size? We live in a time when supersize portions and family size packs have made it tricky to work out what is ‘normal’ in terms of the amount of food we should have on our plate. We don’t need to […]

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