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Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet February 2020

Want to cook delicious, healthy meals for you and your family? Our nutritionally-balanced range of recipes offer low-calorie, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and low-fat options that are excellent value for money. Healthy Diet features the very best health, wellbeing and nutrition experts, and aims to cut through confusion and fads that have flooded the health, nutrition and fitness industries to provide clear and sensible advice to anyone wanting to understand how to make healthy choices.

United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
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1 min.

We know that eating healthily is important. And, the chances are that the reason you’re reading Healthy Diet is that you try to follow a healthy, balanced eating regime. But no matter how good our intentions, there’s very few of who us can honestly say that we don’t fall off the wagon now and again and succumb to the lure of a takeaway or an indulgent dessert. And that’s OK. The most important thing is not to give up, or to feel like you’ve failed just because you ate a bar of chocolate. If you’re struggling to stick to your healthy eating resolutions turn to page 68 for some advice on how to keep up your motivation. The reality is though, that there is a strong link between our emotions and…

2 min.
meet the experts

DR EMMA DERBYSHIRE Nutritionist Emma answers your questions on p10 and helps decipher your food labels on p12. (hsis.org) DR POORNIMA SREELAL Poornima explains how to apply the principles of Ayurveda to your diet on p16. (cgearthayurveda.com) DR SARA KAYAT GP Sara talks about the affect stress can have on our diet on p24. (gpdq.co.uk) PROF BAS VERPLANKEN Psychologist Bas offers expert advice on how to stick to your resolutions on p68. (bath.ac.uk) SID DAJANI Pharmacist Sid gives the lowdown on CBD on p76. (dragonflycbd.com) DR GILL JENKINS GP Gill uses her expertise to address your health and diet concerns on p10. (hsis.org) DR SREELAL SANKAR Sreelal discusses Ayurvedic diets on p16. (cgearthayurveda.com) CHARLES FOSTER On p28 the fruit and veg expert predicts the food trends for the year ahead. (turnipsboroughmarket.com) DR CHRIS ETHERIDGE The medical herbalist offers advice on boosting your libido on p72. (hsis.org) TIINA HOFFMAN Fitness…

4 min.
shopping list

PURITION GOLDEN MILK SMOOTHIE £24 for 500g • purition.co.uk Purition Golden Milk Smoothie contains 800mg of curcumin per serving – the equivalent to four teaspoons of turmeric! Known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, the smoothie is a quick and easy way to boost your immune system. PER 40g serving: 192 cal, 13g fat, 4.5g sat fat, 1.1g sugars, 0.1g salt POWTERS SKINNY PIG SAUSAGES £3 for six • Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s At less than 3% fat and only 97 calories a sausage, Powters Skinny Pig deliver a meaty taste and juicy texture, making them the perfect healthy swap to help you stay on plan. Prime, lean leg of British pork is used in these juicy and delicious bangers which are seasoned with nutmeg, pepper, sage and marjoram to give a hearty and well-rounded flavour. PER…

6 min.
nutrition clinic

Is red wine better for me than white wine? Suzie Sawyer says As we know, wine is made from various grape varieties and its taste and potency widely differs around the wine regions of the world. This is mainly down to grape variety and climate. However, whilst red and white wine both contain health-giving grapes, the way the wine is produced means different health benefits are delivered. This is because red wine is fermented with the grape skin, to produce its red colour. Red wine naturally contains more polyphenols from grape skins. A key polyphenol is resveratrol which is found in much greater amounts in red than white wine. Resveratrol works like an antioxidant and is also known to have a very positive effect on blood flow around the body, helping to…

6 min.
label shopping

Most food products have nutritional information on the label. Deciphering the information on the food labels can help you choose healthier foods that are lower in fat, sugar and salt. But what should we be looking for? On the back of the pack Information on the back of a pack is compulsory. It lists all the ingredients, including additives, in the food in descending order of weight, so the main ingredients are displayed first. So, if sugar is at or near the top of the list there is likely a lot of it in the product. Sugar is not always listed in the ingredients as ‘sugar’. Look out for the following terms; sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, honey, palm sugar, hydrolysed starch, syrup and invert sugar. Nutrition information The majority of pre-packed foods provide nutrition…

8 min.
ancient wisdom

Ayurveda is wisdom that has stood the test of time, and its principles have only been reinforced by the passage of time. It is known as the “science of life” (the Sanskrit meaning of Ayu is ‘life’ and Veda is ‘science’ or ‘knowledge’) and, in fact, the practice of Ayurveda takes a scientific approach, with an emphasis on observation and methodical validation of hypotheses. In the course of its evolution, it has covered diversities in our food, culture, society, mindsets and so on, and it adapts for each individual based on many different factors. Ayurveda emphasises preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. It is both a science and an art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity and improve the quality of life. It can…