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Liz Earle Wellbeing Summer 2017

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

2 min
hello and welcome…

…to our fantastic summer edition, jam-packed with fabulous ways to look good, feel well and be your very best. We have some real treats to share, from a design tour with pottery queen Emma Bridgewater to a family feast from foodie favourite Nico Ghirlando and a fresh take on seaside fare. As always, we’ve packed our pages with outstandingly delicious, feel-good food. Inside you’ll find summer berry treats, five ways with tomatoes and a Calypso barbecue feast, plus our regular five weekday suppers – all under 500kcals. There’s also an in-depth look at the food industry with award-winning writer Joanna Blythman, an investigative journalist I’ve long admired. It’s been an especially busy time with the publication of my new book The Good Gut Guide. I’ve comprehensively explored this important and fascinating area of…

2 min
wellbeing news

INTO THE BLUE Drinking blueberry juice may improve brain power, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Exeter tested its effects on adults aged 65 to 77 and found that those who were given 30ml (the equivalent of 230g) each day for 12 weeks showed improvements in cognitive function and blood flow to the brain. It’s believed chemicals called flavonoids, abundant in plants including blueberries, may be partly to thank. Blueberry breakfast smoothie bowl Blitz frozen blueberries in a food processor with almond milk, natural yoghurt, avocado, spinach and a squeeze of lemon, until it reaches a smooth, thick consistency. Add honey to taste if you like. Spoon into two bowls and top with your favourite breakfast ingredients, such as blueberries, banana, nuts, granola and bee pollen. Make a splash There’s now…

2 min
bank on it

‘Build up credits in the bone bank!’ HRH The Duchess of Cornwall President of the Society, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, has also shared her own message with us, saying: ‘When I look back to my younger self, I was blissfully unaware of the causes and debilitating effects of osteoporosis. I was not alone in thinking that it only affected “old” people. Like most “young” people lucky enough to be in good health, it didn’t seem relevant to me, as old age was a lifetime away. ‘Sadly, as I grew older, I learned a great deal more about osteoporosis at first hand, as I watched both my mother and grandmother suffer the pain and ignominy of this agonising disease. It was my mother’s early death, at the age of 72,…

2 min
eat the season

CUCUMBER With an exceptionally high water content (96 per cent), the interior of this fruit can be as much as 20°C cooler than the air outside, making it a smart snack as the mercury rises. Blend with plain live yoghurt, fresh mint and ice cubes for a refreshing chilled soup, or liven up the flavour of a glass of filtered water by popping in a few slices. ICEBERG LETTUCE Crispy iceberg is hard to beat for water content (96 per cent). It contains some vitamin K (though less than darker leafy greens), a mineral necessary for blood clotting and thought to help keep bones healthy. Swap bread buns and tortillas for iceberg leaves for lighter burgers and fajitas. PEPPER Pepper adds crunch to salads and its high water content (92 per cent) means it’s a…

6 min
5 ways with tomotoes

Thai gazpacho SERVES 2-4 •12 medium vine tomatoes (approx. 850g) •½ cucumber, peeled l • 2 red peppers • 2 small shallots • 1-2 red chillies • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed • 2cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled • 2 tbsp olive oil • 2 tsp rice vinegar • 1 lime, juiced • 1-2 tsp fish sauce, to taste (optional) • Salt and pepper To serve • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, linseed and sesame) • 1 tsp chilli flakes • 1 tsp sugar • Swirl of natural yoghurt • Fresh coriander leaves • 1 tomato, finely chopped 1 Roughly chop the vine tomatoes, cucumber and peppers into chunks and place into a large bowl. Finely chop the shallots, red chilli, garlic and ginger, and add into the bowl with the other ingredients, along with the olive oil, rice vinegar and lime juice. 2 Using your hands, press down on…

4 min
liz’s larder

WHOLE MILK There’s every reason to opt for creamy whole milk where the white stuff is concerned. It contains less fat than you might think (just 3.5 per cent), and is a rich source of nutrients, particularly when organic. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that organic milk contains more heart-healthy omega-3 than conventional milk, and is also slightly higher in iron and vitamin E. The NHS recommends that young people consume 800-1000mg of calcium a day, and adults 700mg a day for strong bones and teeth. With 120mg in every 100g of milk, a glass can help us on the way to our daily target. The ‘Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise’ (from Asda and other retailers) label signifies milk that comes from cows which are mostly…