Tag Archives: Nutrition

10 ways to boost your vegetable and fruit intake with Senior Chef

This month on the Gazette, we’re exploring all things health and wellbeing. This week, Wendy Scanlon from Senior Chef gives us 10 ways to boost your vegetable and fruit intake. Eating a wide range of vegetables and fruits protects our bodies from disease and gives us a good chance of …

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The power of protein from Senior Chef

This month on the Gazette, we’re exploring all things health and wellbeing. To kick off week two, we’re exploring the benefits of protein – with a fabulous fish pie recipe to boot – courtesy off Wendy Scanlon from Senior Chef. Protein Did you know that compared with younger people, older …

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Make the dish, win the book

Mother and daughter team Julie and Ilaria Biuso have a stunning new cookbook on the stands. Called Shared Kitchen: Real food from scratch after the duo’s award-winning website, the book features more than 160 recipes ranging from easy mid-week family meals to gourmet offerings perfect for any occasion. The luscious …

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Easy ways to add wholegrains to your diet

You often read about ‘low carb’ diets and how we should be cutting back on carbohydrates. But hold on a minute, not all carbohydrates are created equal. Highly processed carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, biscuits and sugary drinks are often referred to as having empty calories. They provide calories …

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10 ways to boost fibre

With retail still subject to COVID-19 restrictions, you may find you are eating more processed and refined foods and less fibre. Fibre helps prevent constipation, gives you the best chance of having a regular, comfortable bowel habit and is a great ‘food’ for the microorganisms in our gut, keeping the …

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Are frozen vegetables just as nutritious as fresh vegetables?

Many people believe that fresh vegetables are better than frozen vegetables. However, fresh vegetables lose nutritional value just by sitting around and sometimes it could take up to two weeks from the time they’ve been picked until they reach your plate. Straight from the garden to the table is certainly …

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The importance of eating regularly

We expect that our diet and appetite will change as we age, and to a certain point eating less as you get older is normal. Mobility issues may cause older people to reduce the amount of physical activity they do, and their metabolism may slow down which results in less …

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