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Liz Earle Wellbeing Spring 2018

Built on over 30 years of Liz Earle’s personal, award-winning advice, experience and research, our much-loved bi-monthly magazine brings you the best ways to look good and feel great. You’ll find each issue packed with tried-and-trusted recipes, inspirational ideas and simple ways to bring out the very best in you. Wellbeing wisdom you can trust is at the heart of all we do. Enjoy!

United Kingdom
Liz Earle Associated Productions limited
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
hello and welcome to spring…

My team and I have so enjoyed creating this magazine packed with the most incredible feel-good-food dishes, together with the most beautiful crafts and table settings to serve them on. We have fresh ways with seasonal produce and some simply sensational cakes and sweet treats – each with a healthy twist. I’m especially delighted to bring you more beauty pages than ever before, all filled with unbiased, time-tested advice on my most oftenasked questions, including ways to banish eye-bags and how to say so-long to cellulite, forever. There are fascinating features on rewilding the British countryside, wild swimming for wellbeing, and escaping to the best wilderness retreats for an energy recharge. You’ll also find the inside story from a couple of famous faces: Anthea Turner on surviving personal set-backs, and Sarah Raven’s…

3 min
wellbeing news

An eye opener HERE’S ADDED MOTIVATION to lace up your trainers: researchers at the University of California have found that exercise can significantly decrease the risk of glaucoma. One of the leading causes of blindness, glaucoma mainly affects people over 40. Researchers discovered that those who exercise at a high speed with more steps, whether running or walking, decrease their risk further than those who exercise at a lower speed with fewer steps. If water is more your territory, turn to page 30 for the health benefits of swimming. MEASURE UP Like to keep an eye on your body mass index? Recent findings published in the journal of the North American Menopause Society might surprise you. A study found BMI is not an accurate measurement of obesity in older women, who experience changes…

2 min
eat the season

PEAS We grow 35,000 hectares of peas each year in the UK, such is our love for them. Their unsurpassed sweetness is best appreciated straight from the pod, or freshly frozen. Rich in heart-healthy folate, with as much vitamin C in one serving as in two apples, they’re best steamed to retain the nutrients. Blend into an apple and chorizo soup, or with mint and chilli in a dip. STRAWBERRIES Sweetheart-shaped and sweet in taste, strawberries are undoubtedly the nation’s favourite soft fruit, and their rosy red hue signifies significant amounts of flavonoids – powerful antioxidants with benefits for our immune systems. A great foil for other flavours, including savoury balsamic vinegar, avocado and basil, strawberries get their name from the way farmers protect the crop with straw. British greenhouse varieties can be…

3 min
good gut feeling

a. bulb b. seeds (enlarged) c. flower head d. dried flower head with seeds FENNEL Foeniculum vulgare This flowering plant with yellow flowers and feathery leaves has a long history of medicinal use: the Ancient Greeks supposedly provided athletes with its seeds to boost their stamina, and prescribed fennel tea to breast-feeding mothers to increase lactation. Small studies have suggested fennel can indeed help increase milk supply*. Today, fennel is best known as a gut healer. Chewing the seeds is an effective way to promote the digestive gastric juices, easing stomach and intestinal inflammation. This is due to their volatile oil compound called anethole, responsible for blocking inflammation. Fennel also contains an amino acid called aspartic acid, which may help to increase the absorption of nutrients in the digestive tract – and ward off wind! TRY IT: To…

8 min
weekday suppers

All recipes serve 4 Pistachio-crusted lamb koftas with mint and parsley salad, and homemade flatbread For the koftas • 400g lamb mince (20% fat content)• 1½ tsp ground coriander• 1½ tsp ground cumin• ½ tsp ground sumac (optional)• 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed• 30g flat-leaf parsley, leaves whole, stalks finely chopped• 50g shelled pistachios, chopped For the flatbread • 80g plain flour, plus more to dust• 280ml plain, live yoghurt• ½ tsp baking powder For the salad • 2 baby gem lettuces, finely shredded• 20g mint, leaves roughly chopped• 8 ripe cherry tomatoes, sliced• 1 lemon• 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil• Plain, live yoghurt, to serve• Sea salt flakes 1 Using your hands, mix the lamb, coriander, cumin, sumac, garlic, parsley stalks and a pinch of salt until well combined. Wet your hands with cold water then push…

2 min
the good food edit

TO DO... Wild fermentation pickling class Cookery School at Little Portland Street, London Discover the art of lacto-fermentation in this interactive cookery class, hosted by Chetanya Alexander – professional pickler and owner of Tickles’ Pickles (see above right). You’ll learn the principles of fermenting, as well as recipes to put your new-found knowledge to use (such as a Japanese bran pickle called nukazuke and a crispy noodle kimchi pancake). Even the most novice cook will find themselves home-fermenting in no time. Just one of the wide variety of classes and courses on offer at this central London cookery school. cookeryschool.co.uk TO DRINK... Equinox Kombucha Brewed in the UK, these raw, organic and unpasteurised kombuchas are teeming with ‘good bacteria’ as well as B vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes. Their flavours are a perfect balance between sweet and…