Category - Food & diet

6 healthy activities to entertain the whole family during the summer holidays

Parents, this is the week. The kids are breaking up for the summer holidays. You’ve been preparing for this for months, it’s fine. You knew it was going to happen and you’ve got all sorts of activities lined up to keep them entertained. Right?

If the answer to this question is ‘no’, then read on. Likewise if the answer is ‘yes’ then we will still be able to help. We’ve lined up some summer activities for you and the kids and the whole family to enjoy to keep you all healthy, happy and creating memories to last for years.

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Breeze through summer with these refreshing dessert recipes

Hasn’t it been hot recently? Ice cream vans are seemingly now less than 100ft away at all times, and the blaring volume of their jingles has made us hungry for desserts to cool down. The problem with most ice cream though is the sugar content, so making desserts yourself can help you track the sugar content as well as portion sizes.

We’ve put together some delicious summer dessert recipes that are easy to make and low in sugar. They’re also perfect for sharing with family or friends or simply consuming on your own (we’ve all been there). When the heat next gets a bit too much, try one of these dessert ideas to help you cool down.

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7 foods containing iodine that could be useful for combatting underactive thyroid

Around one or two out of every hundred people develop an underactive thyroid [1]. This means that your thyroid gland, which sits on the front of the neck, does not produce enough of the hormones that regulate your metabolism.

What does this mean? For people with diabetes, the link relates to metabolism. Underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can lead to hunger, low body temperature, muscle weakness and fatigue. Therefore, an underactive thyroid in those with diabetes could also affect blood sugar control.

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Can eating bacon increase the risk of bowel cancer?

Bacon for breakfast or a steak for dinner may be popular go-to meals for someone monitoring their carb intake, but could these choices be increasing their risk of bowel cancer?

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9 foods higher in vitamin C than an orange

When it comes to foods high in vitamin C, oranges certainly pack a punch. Indeed, many of us are familiar with the suggestion to ‘eat more oranges’ when we’re ill, to help us fight off cold and flu symptoms. But if you’re looking to give your immunity a boost, do oranges really come top of the charts? Despite their reputation, oranges only contain around 52mg of vitamin C per 100g and there are plenty of other foods which have beaten them in the running to the top spot.

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Kick-start your Pancake Day with these low carb pancake roll-ups

We’ve got one of our favourite pancake recipes to share with you this Pancake Day.

This pancake roll-up recipe is a quick and easy recipe you might want to try, along with some delicious topping inspiration. Each serving contains 3g of carbs minus toppings making them a great option if you’re following a low carb lifestyle.

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How Richard Shaw conquered type 2 diabetes

After placing his type 2 diabetes into remission through a low carb, real food approach, Richard Shaw decided to write a book about his experience in the hopes that it would help to inspire others with type 2 to change their lifestyle.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 3)

by Peter Foley.

As you probably know by now, I was challenged by Diabetes Digital Media to follow my usual low carb diet but adapt it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week. If you haven’t already, check out my part 1 and part 2 of this series to find out what the challenge was and what I expected it to be like. The nutrition team provided me with a vegan low carb meal plan to follow so I was ready to take on the week.

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

Do you eat breakfast in the morning? While some people may enjoy ‘breaking their fast’ first thing in the morning, others may prefer having their first meal at lunch. But can this preference affect your health?

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day. The idea being that you need a satisfying breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead and that by skipping it you’re prone to overeating and weight gain. It’s partly for this reason that some also suggest that eating breakfast can be helpful if you’re looking to lose weight. But is this true?

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 2)

by Peter Foley.

I have been following a low carb lifestyle for several years now, so when Diabetes Digital Media asked me to go vegan for a week, I was keen to embrace the challenge. The challenge involved following my usual low carb diet but adapting it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week.

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