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Diarrhoea and your diet

Diarrhoea and your diet

Diarrhoea is something that most people will suffer from at some stage in their lives, whether caused by a bug, food poisoning or a condition that you have to live with, such as irritable bowel syndrome/disease, Crohn’s Disease or Diverticulitis. If the symptoms are...

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Mushroom and Pepper Casserole

Mushroom and Pepper Casserole

A perfect dish not just for vegetarians but also an excellent choice for those suffering with constipation. Both mushrooms and peppers of all types tend to have a diuretic effect, enabling stools to be loosened and constipation to be relieved. Serves:          4 Prep...

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Green Vegetable Frittata

Green Vegetable Frittata

Eggs are a great help to digestive systems that have a tendency towards gas, as they have binding properties and are low in fermentable carbohydrates, thereby preventing irritating your intestines whilst returning your gut balance to a better level. It is still...

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Why some people have more gas than others

Why some people have more gas than others

Gas is one of those things that some people have, and some people hardly ever experience. So why is that? There are several reasons, and not everyone has the same digestive set up, we are all different in terms of what causes gas. The main thing is that if it becomes...

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Peppermint and Ginger Tea

Peppermint and Ginger Tea

Both peppermint and ginger have calming effects on your tummy, and if you have had a bout of diarrhoea, it’s certainly a good choice of beverage. Peppermint is an incredible ingredient to use for many dietary problems and conditions including diarrhoea, IBS, gas,...

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Easing the bloat with diet and lifestyle

Easing the bloat with diet and lifestyle

Bloating – uncomfortable, full, swollen or tummy distended? Sounds like you have the dreaded ‘bloat’. Millions of people suffer from bloating, and for most, it is a case of a hectic lifestyle and the wrong diet. For some, it could be for other underlying reasons, but...

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Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

Not only is this a quick and easy meal where you can use leftovers, rice can help ease the pain of headaches by relaxing the blood vessels. This adaptable recipe can be made with any vegetables you want, and even better, kids seem to love it. It means you can feed the...

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Avocado & Sourdough Toast

Avocado & Sourdough Toast

Serves 1  Time to prep: 5 minutes Nutrition per serving: Calories: 501kcal  Carbs: 37g  Protein: 10g  Fat: 33g  Fibre: 9g   Ingredients  1 ripe avocado  ½ lemon  Big pinch chilli flakes  2 slices sourdough bread  Good drizzle extra virgin olive oil  Method  Cut...

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How to Get Omega 3 Without Fish

How to Get Omega 3 Without Fish

Talk to a biochemist and they will tell you that omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid. That means that it is a type of fat with a distinctive chemical structure consisting of double molecular bonds. The name omega 3 refers to the distance between the tail of the...

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Cheesy Fish Pie with Kale

Cheesy Fish Pie with Kale

Serves 4  Time to cook: prep 10 minutes, cook 45 minutes Nutrition per serving: Calories: 634kcal Carbs: 31g Protein: 42g Fat: 37g Fibre: 4g    Ingredients  400g Maris Piper potatoes , cut into chunks  1 tbsp butter  1 tbsp flour  400ml whole milk, plus 1 tbsp  1...

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What Are Healthy Vitamin D Levels?

What Are Healthy Vitamin D Levels?

Like other vital nutrients, it is important to ensure you get enough vitamin D. Low levels can affect your health and wellbeing in significant ways. But before we discover how and why, we need to answer a more basic question.    Just what is vitamin D and why do...

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Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato, Courgettes & Feta

Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato, Courgettes & Feta

Serves 3-4  Time to cook: 25-30 minutes Nutrition per serving: Calories: 496kcal Carbs: 32.9g Protein: 26.3g Fat: 27.4g Fibre: 6.2g Ingredients  4 free-range skin-on chicken thighs, skin slashed  2 medium-large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges (skin on)  3 tbsp olive...

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Thai Spiced Chicken & Leek Soup

Thai Spiced Chicken & Leek Soup

Serves 4  Time to cook: 20 minutes Nutrition per serving: Calories: 379kcal Carbs: 23g Protein: 27.5g Fat: 18.6g Fibre: 4.6g Ingredients  1 tbsp toasted sesame oil  2 garlic cloves, crushed  4cm piece fresh ginger, grated  1 red chilli, finely chopped, plus extra,...

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Slow-baked Meatballs

Slow-baked Meatballs

Serves 6  Time to cook: 40 minutes, oven time 90 minutes  Nutrition per serving:  Calories: 425kcal  Carbs: 14.8g  Protein: 28.8g  Fat: 26.2g  Fibre: 2.7g Ingredients  For the Meatballs  250g British beef mince  250g outdoor reared pork mince  100g pancetta, finely...

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Are Carbs Bad For You?

Are Carbs Bad For You?

One of the most common pieces of dietary misinformation is that carbohydrates are bad for you. So are carbs bad for you or not? There’s a lot to unpack around that because it has led millions of people into the wrong idea about what to eat – and why. Today we’re...

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Help-yourself Tuna Rice Salad

Help-yourself Tuna Rice Salad

Serves: 8 Cook time: 30 minutes Nutrition per serving: Calories: 328kcal Carbs: 49g Protein: 14g Fat: 10g Fibre: 2g Ingredients: Approx 900g/2lb cold cooked rice (about 400g/14oz uncooked rice) 400g tuna in springwater 200g frozen petits pois, defrosted 2 red peppers,...

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