Archive for October, 2014

Balancing dietary fibre and protein for a healthy gut

By Dr. Silvia W. Gratz, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen Summary Many people recognise that maintaining an appropriate body weight is very important for health. However, losing weight is not easy and so diets which are high in protein and restricted in carbohydrate are popular as they help to promote a […]

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How to organize your fridge to keep food fresher, longer (and cut your energy bill)

Tip: Your fridge isn’t just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixins in optimal conditions. Not only do refrigerators have different compartments that serve different purposes, they also have different temperature zones. This means that if you’re storing things in the wrong place, […]

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Mindfulness matters

Can living in the moment improve your health? At some point in your life, someone probably told you: “Enjoy every moment. Life is short”. Maybe you’ve smiled and rolled your eyes at this well-intentioned relative or co-worker. But the fact is, there’s something to it. Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for […]

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Cooking tips for one

It can be tricky when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients and to minimize dishes — particularly when many recipes focus on making a meal for a family and serve four to six people. But just because you have a smaller household doesn’t mean you should abandon the […]

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