Food for thought

The attached link below is a very informative  article published recently in The Guardian.  In a world with a rapidly-expanding population, the food industry has had to speed up its food production; with not necessarily the ideal result.   Nevertheless, there are still ways we can enjoy fresh and wholesome food whilst at the same […]

MD explained briefly

This is a lovely article that explains in short, the essential characteristics of the MD:   Very little processed food Good fats, e.g. olive oil, nuts and fish Little red meat Red wine (in moderation!) Fresh produce, e.g. fruit and vegetables (normally bought in their unpackaged form) Exercising between meals Mind the calories- even if […]

Breakfast-breaking news

  As far as most of us can remember, breakfast has historically  been considered the most important meal of the day.  It’s been thought to kick-off our metabolism, boost our performance at school or at work, and help us maintain a slim figure.   As a person who hardly ever has breakfast, and with the […]

Meat-free diet beneficial for diabetes

According to an article published in the British Medical Journal in October 2018, a plant-based diet is the way forward for better diabetes control.  This conclusion follows the analysis of  eleven studies, most of which were RCTs (randomised control trials- the most unbiased kind).  The studies showed that a plant-based diet may offer the following […]

What are whole grains?

  We are often asked what constitutes ‘whole grains’, which is a big part of the Mediterranean diet and healthy eating in general.   In the good old days before the globalisation and industrialisation of food, whole grains were more abundant and the go-to ingredient for the basis of a meal.  For example, wheat, barley, […]

Interesting news

As many of you may have heard in the news today, scientists have shown that genes play a bigger role in our weight than may have been previously thought.  The article is very interesting indeed, but the last two paragraphs remind us that we still hold a lot of power as individuals to improve our […]