Ways to improve my blood pressure 

High blood pressure (hypertension) is very common. Although it doesn’t often come with symptoms, knowing you have high blood pressure could prevent life-threatening complications like heart attack and stroke. One in three adults in the UK has high blood pressure.   The medical term for high blood pressure is ‘hypertension’, and it means your blood pressure […]

How to Break a Habit 

Everyone has habits, and not all of them are bad. Some habits can be quite helpful, such as laying out clothes for work the night before or turning off lights when leaving a room. However, some habits like biting nails, drinking caffeine late in the day, or hitting snooze on the alarm clock too many […]

Low Salt shopping guide 

Limit these foods  Check the label!  Low salt options They are usually high in salt and/or saturated fat Eat only occasionally or as a treat  These foods can contain some salt and/or saturated fat Choose lower salt options  Lower in salt and/or saturated fat Try and choose these foods  Bread, cereals and starchy foods Sandwiches filled with cheese and/or […]

Fruit and Vegetables: How to get my 5 a day? Fruit and Vegetables:

Fruits and vegetables are not only delicious but also highly versatile. They are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and a variety of phytochemicals which are crucial for maintaining good health. These nutrients also act as powerful antioxidants that protect the body from harmful free radicals present in pollutants, which can cause diseases.   Studies have […]

Why are fruits and vegetables important?

Fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy and balanced diet, providing a wide range of nutrients that are crucial for maintaining good health. Including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet is essential for promoting overall health, preventing diseases, and maintaining a well-functioning body.   It’s recommended to consume a rainbow of […]

Frequently asked questions about Vitamin D 

What does vitamin D do?  Vitamin D controls calcium and phosphate levels in the body. This helps to maintain bones, teeth, muscles and general wellbeing.  Who is most at risk of low levels of vitamin D?  Low levels of vitamin D are also called “vitamin D deficiency”. National advice tells us there is a greater […]

What fruits and vegetables are available during the different seasons?

Eating fruits and vegetables that are in season offers several advantages for your health, your budget and the environment.    Month Fruit Vegetables January    Apples, Pears  Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Squash, Swedes, Turnips  February    Apples, Pears    Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, […]

Seasonal Eating and the Benefits 

In today’s world, where we have access to 24-hour supermarkets that are stocked with food from every corner of the world every single day, it’s easy to forget about how and when things grow. Despite this, there are some significant benefits to eating with the seasons.  Eating seasonally simply means eating foods that are grown […]