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How to Tell When Fruit is Ripe

HOW TO TELL WHEN FRUIT IS RIPE Melons Sniff the stalk end: a sweet, heady scent means a melon is ready to eat. Alternatively, press the end and see if it gives slightly. Kiwi fruit Feel for slight softness. Pineapples … Continue reading

04. November 2013 by admin
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Food Additives Aren’t All Artificial

Additives aren’t all artificial Do you automatically return a product to the shelves when you see E numbers on the label? If so, you could be missing out on some good buys. Not all additives are synthetic; in fact many … Continue reading

04. November 2013 by admin
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Food Shopping: Should You Buy in Bulk?

To buy or not to buy in bulk Whether it’s stocking up on 24-tin packs of baked beans at a cash-and-carry, or simply choosing the biggest bottle of oil at your local supermarket, buying in large quantities has disadvantages as … Continue reading

03. November 2013 by admin
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Simple Ways to Lose Weight

SIMPLE WAYS TO SLIM Work with your body Treat it well, and your body will be an ally in the fight against fat. Regular exercise can increase metabolic rate (the rate at which you burn up energy) and help you … Continue reading

03. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating Tips for Vegetarians

TIPS FOR VEGETARIANS Be prepared If not all the family is vegetarian, keep a supply of bought -or homemade if you prefer – vegetable burgers and sausages to serve when others have hamburgers or meat dishes. Put them in a … Continue reading

03. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating Tips for Gluten Free Diets

GLUTEN-FREE DIETS Who needs them? The answer is: anyone who has difficulty digesting a protein called gluten, found in some grains. The problem is known medically as coeliac disease, and symptoms may start before the age of three, with diarrhoea, … Continue reading

03. November 2013 by admin
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Milk Allergies and Healthy Eating

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WHEN YOU CAN’T DRINK MILK Milk substitutes If you’re allergic to cow’s milk or you find it hard to digest, try soya milk or goat’s milk, which rarely cause problems. Most supermarkets and health food shops keep both, as well … Continue reading

02. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Following a Diabetic Diet

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DIABETIC DIETS Avoiding sugar Diabetics need to avoid sugar, both by itself and in sugary foods, although some diabetics can take very small amounts. Fresh or dried fruit and fruit sugar (fructose) can be useful substitutes for sugar in cooking, … Continue reading

02. November 2013 by admin
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Food for the Elderly

FOOD FOR THE ELDERLY Eat less fat Most people become less active as they grow older, and their energy requirements from food drop as a result. So cut down on fats if you’re worried about putting on weight. You don’t … Continue reading

02. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Food for Children

A Dairy Crest Semi-Skimmed Milk Bottle.

FEEDING CHILDREN Because they are growing fast and keeping active, children need more nutrients in relation to body size than adults. Their diets should contain plenty of nourishing protein foods such as meat, fish and cheese, and fresh fruit and … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by admin
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