Why should I choose healthier snacks?

How often do you have a delicious but nutritious snack or treat during your break from a long day at work? So often, we find ourselves busy, tired, stressed, rushing, and constantly on the move. But when have you actually stopped to think about that raspberry muffin or that chocolate croissant you quickly grab in the…

How can I reduce my sugar intake?

In his recent budget, the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry – a move hailed by campaigners as a positive step in the fight against obesity, specifically in children. Sweetened drinks are the single largest source of sugar in children and teenagers, one of the largest in adults,…

What makes a grain ‘ancient’ and how to use them (recipes below)?

WHAT? There is no official definition of ‘ancient grains’ and nearly all whole grains are ‘ancient’ as we can trace their roots back 10,000 years ago! They can however be loosely defined as grains that are largely unchanged since the beginning of time. This means that the constantly evolving and modified modern wheat is no…