Lightly spiced greens

A simple recipe with light and easy going flavours, use as a sie or main dish. (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Hierarchy of vegetables

We need to eat 8-10 portions of vegetables and fruit per day. But not all vegetables were created equal! This guide is for consideration of vegetable eating only and is not comprehensive. (Some veggies may have been missed….use the principles and add your own notes). Just because a vegetable is low on the list doesn’t … Continue reading Hierarchy of vegetables

Osteoporosis and osteopenia; calcium & vitamin D

Everyone with osteoporosis must take at least 30 mins of weightbearing exercise each day. This includes walking, running, dancing etc, but not swimming, cycling, weightlifting, pilates, yoga or rowing. You can do those sorts of exercises to prevent heart disease and deconditioning. Walking downhill or downstairs is particularly good for weightbearing. You need to eat … Continue reading Osteoporosis and osteopenia; calcium & vitamin D

Tamarind Dahl

Sri Lankan food is delicious and lends itself to being very healthy but the addition of a lot of fat can hinder those looking for good health. Here are some recipes with a few modifications to keep the taste and improve the nutrition. These four recipes are based on originals by Meera Sodha. If you don’t like … Continue reading Tamarind Dahl

B12 deficiency and diet

B12 deficiency can make you feel very unwell as it is a co-factor in most cellular processes. Deficiency often manifests first as fatigue, then neurological symptoms (such as pins and needles) and then as anaemia. There are many other symptoms of B12 deficiency. There are many causes of B12 deficiency. Some are caused by lack … Continue reading B12 deficiency and diet