Fruity Friday – Bananas

Happy Fruity Friday! This week I’ve gone Bananas! Bananas are loaded with antioxidants and are also a decent source of that yummy fibre I’ve been raving about. Essential for Metabolic processes Bananas are interestingly not the best source of potassium, another instance where the media has been misleading. With only 9% of the RDI in…

Vegan Mayonaise

Ingredients 1 clove of Roasted Garlic A good pinch of salt A pinch of black pepper 3/4 tbsp of Dijon Mustard 5 tbsp lemon juice 150ml Soya Milk (unsweetened is best) 150ml Sunflower Oil   Place the measured garlic, salt, black pepper, dijon mustard, lemon juice and soya milk in a blender and blend! Once…

Whats in a rainbow?

So we’ve all been told we should eat a rainbow but is there more to colour than meets the eye? What’s in a colour? RED Red fruits and vegetables contain lycopene a powerful antioxidant which reduces the risk of cancer and is good for the heart. PURPLE /BLUE Purple or blue coloured fruits and vegetables…

Vegan Diet For Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is spreading fast. Over 21 million people have been diagnosed with the disease in the United States, triple the number from 1990. Type 2 diabetes has devastating health consequences.  It may lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke. When you are diagnosed with diabetes the treatment is a diet change….

10 ways gaining weight is easier in the 21st Century

  Ready Meals   In previous years you had to cook a meal before you would eat it. If you found yourself placing 4 tbsp. of salt into your dinner you would catch yourself on. Now it all comes in a nice little box and other than the basic Chicken curry and Rice, how many…