Wheat has been part of the human diet for an estimated 10,000 years. When our ancestors moved from being hunter-gatherers to farmers, they recognised that they could grow grasses such as wheat and harvest their seeds for food. They ground the grains between stones to make a rough wholegrain flour and this was then made into various foods. The Egyptians are credited with … [Read more...] about What’s with wheat?
We love the concept of superfoods - kind of the superheroes of the food world. While you'll hear me all the time promoting everyday superfoods that are widely available in your local grocer or supermarket, there are every year a few new ones that make the headlines. So here are my predictions for the superfoods that are taking the world by storm. LUPIN I’ve long been … [Read more...] about Superfoods – the superheroes of the food world
It’s a familiar occurrence for many of us – the skirt or pair of jeans which fitted so perfectly in the morning becomes increasingly tight as the day wears on, and we start to look and feel as if we swallowed a football for lunch. Bloating is an extremely common problem, particularly for women, with up to 1/3 experiencing some degree of bloating. In severe cases, the … [Read more...] about What Causes Bloating?
We’re at that time of year when we’re taking off the winter layers and perhaps realising the body underneath could do with a tune up. But before you succumb to the promises of the latest bikini body diet, allow me to suggest a different approach. The problem with such diets is that they don't consider a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. A short sighted view of … [Read more...] about Get lean for summer and for life!
In the past 40 years, there has been a startling increase in the number of obese people worldwide—rising from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014, according to the most comprehensive analysis of trends in body mass index (BMI) to date, published in The Lancet. By 2025, around a fifth of adults worldwide will be obese Over a third of UK men and women, and over 40% … [Read more...] about World faces epidemic of obesity