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What’s bitter about sugar?

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth  and our waistline.  But, what are the more concealed and serious effects that sugar has on the body? A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that drinking a 20-ounce (600ml) sugar-sweetened soft drink a day was associated with the equivalent of 4.6 years […]

Feed your immune cells

Our immune system is a complex interaction made up of at least six different cells, the bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, appendix and skin. The immune system has a vital role: to protect us from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make us ill. It’s also one of the most fundamental systems in […]

Optimise your Immune System

There is something called ‘plasticity’ in our immune system. This means that when the immune system sees a pathogen it has never seen before- e.g. a virus, fungus or bacterium- it can come up with a defence mechanism to deal with it in the most efficient way. It activates the ‘army’ to tackle this pathogen […]

Lina’s mission

Lina’s journey into nutrition started when she lived in Cyprus.  Lina grew up in a suburban house, surrounded by organic fields of citrus, olive and fig trees and a herb and vegetable garden nurtured by her parents.  Her love and appreciation for quality produce was born then.   In 1998 Lina came to England to […]

Eat like the Greeks

The Lancet magazine (April 2019 edition) has published the findings of an international research project about the relationship between diet and chronic diseases (A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017).  It describes how millions of people globally have a diet rich in processed food and poor in phytonutrients.  The main concerns are: […]

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 […]