Month: May 2011

Quorn – Vegetarian saviour

Finally, after 22 years of being vegetarian and always feeling stuck between hearty, meat-based recipes and what basically amounts to a plate of watery vegetables, I am inordinately excited to have received my Quorn recipe book! Known for my lack of imagination, knowledge and, well let’s face it, skill in the kitchen, I have not […]

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Best relationship advice – Forgive and forget

It’s something that men have been telling women for ages, but now science had gone and proved it for them – raking up the past is detrimental to relationships. A review of three studies, published in the journal Cognition & Emotion, concluded that people who have a tendency to ruminate – that is, to repeatedly […]

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What are kettlebells?

What are kettlebells? Although the word insinuates a ringing water boiler, this is not the case. Kettlebells are spherical cast iron weights ranging from 4kg to 48kg, each resembling a cannon ball with a handle. You use them for exercising (in case you were wondering). In Russia they have been used as a training tool […]

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Weight loss tip – Sleep well!

“Eat less, move more and sleep well” – that’s what we need to be doing to curb obesity, according to a UK sleep expert. Sounds logical. Then why don’t we do more of it? Especially the sleep part. As weight loss tips go, it seems easy enough! A US study has recently confirmed that managing […]

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What is the healthiest nut?

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the healthiest nut of all?” If the Evil Queen wasn’t so busy busting Snow White out of her Kingdom, she would have found “Walnuts” to be the answer. It’s true folks. Scientists from Pennsylvania recently told the American Chemical Society that walnuts contain the highest level of antioxidants […]

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