Can a daily teaspoon of turmeric help prevent cancer?

For thousands of years turmeric has been used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine to treat cuts, sprains and swelling.  Around the 1940’s, scientists worked out that the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits were down to curcumin – the pigment in turmeric responsible for it’s bright golden hue. So far so good. Turmeric or curcumin? The problem however, is harnessing … Continue reading Can a daily teaspoon of turmeric help prevent cancer?

Is coffee bad for you?

Here's the thing. I love my morning cup of coffee. It doesn't replace sleep or a healthy breakfast for energy, but it's something I enjoy and don't want to give up. But am I doing myself harm? If you delve into the web, you'll find coffee is blamed for sleepless nights, anxiety, cellulite and bad skin, which means … Continue reading Is coffee bad for you?

Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

I first tried avocado soup when I was travelling through Mexico and was amazed at how tasty it was considering the few raw ingredients. This is my own take on the recipe, with hydrating cucumber and mint. The great thing about this soup is that it can be prepared in a food processor or blender in 2 minutes flat - it's brilliant for … Continue reading Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

Eat your salad with some fat

Eating plenty of vegetables and salad is good - but adding some avocado or olive oil is even better... Apart from the starchy ones, vegetables are pretty low in calories so the main reason to eat them (aside from taste and fibre) is to get a fix of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients - plant chemicals … Continue reading Eat your salad with some fat

Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

For a while now I've been experimenting with healthy baking - I'll admit this has been a slightly selfish endeavour on my behalf in an attempt to satify a sweet tooth without sugar, but hopefully you'll agree it's a worthwhile effort. Sweet potato brownies have been doing the rounds for a while - Dan Lepard … Continue reading Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies