Quinoa milk recipe (high protein)

  Celeb chef Teresa Cutter shows us how to make quinoa milk. It’s easier than you might think! With the march of coconut and almonds into milk cartons, it’s not easy choosing a faux moo juice. While researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València are experimenting with hazelnuts, walnuts and chestnuts, we’re topping up our microwaved lattes with celeb chef Teresa Cutter’s  high-protein quinoa* milk.  Ingredients* Makes 1 litre (eight…

August 7, 2015

Fasting: Is it safe?

August 7, 2015

As far as diets go, it sounds like a pretty good deal: eat whatever you want except for two days a week, when you power through a part-time fast designed to stoke your body’s fat-burning furnace It’s a trend that’s poised to have as much staying power as the topknot: the 5:2 diet. Also known as intermittent fasting, this on-again-off-again approach to dieting asks you to fast (well, actually, you…


People who eat spicy foods regularly could live longer

August 6, 2015

Spicy food can make you feel like your mouth is on fire and cause you to sweat profusely. However, a new study suggests that regularly eating spicy food could also lower the risk of death from specific conditions. Fresh chilis contain capsaicin, which has been reported to have anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive effects. The observational study, published in The BMJ, found people whose daily diets regularly featured spicy foods had…


Cajun chicken with mango salsa

August 5, 2015

This healthy dish is all about the marinade   Rich spices and a punch of garlic create a smoky, aromatic flavour. The chicken is perfectly balanced by the light, creamy avocado salad and sweet-spicy salsa made with mango. Ingredients: 1 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tsp crushed dried chilli 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp olive oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, about…


Everyone ‘should take vitamin D pills’

August 4, 2015

Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in the UK, government experts are proposing. The draft Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition guidelines suggest, from the age of one, 10 microgram pills be taken to ensure people get enough. The plans are now being consulted on until 23 September. Current advice is only at risk groups – including pregnant women, under fives and over 65s…


Eat like Elsa

August 3, 2015

Supercharge your plate with this rainbow salad from our favourite Instagram foodie A student dietician hailing from the coastal town of Lennox Head, Ellie Bullen’s feed is filled with ravishing raw treats and wholesome vegetarian dishes that have us drooling daily. The passionate young foodie whips up colourful, easy eats that are as healthy as they are Insta-worthy. “I try to live by a plant based diet, thriving off fresh…


Daily cola ‘raises cancer risk’ due to caramel coloring

August 1, 2015

The chemical process during the manufacture of the caramel coloring used in soft drinks such as cola produces a carcinogen that could be raising the risk of cancer to above the accepted threshold of one extra case in every 100,000 people consuming the drinks, suggests an analysis. The coloring is not necessary for the production of soft drinks and is included purely for esthetics. Matching laboratory tests conducted by Consumer…


4 Liquid Cures For Everyday Ailments

July 31, 2015

One shot-glass of awesome, coming right up. Our definition of a cool tumbler feed: these delish, booze-free shots that’ll cure whatever ails you. 1. The Second Wind Combine: 1 oz each lemon, lime, and grapefruit juices + 1/4 oz each Thai basil tea and kaffir lime tea + honey to taste. Garnish with lemon peel. For Thai basil tea: Steep 1/4 cup Thai basil leaves in 6 oz of hot water for 15 minutes….


The Nordic diet

July 30, 2015

Keen to explore wholesome new lifestyles? Try the Scandinavian way of eating and see if it will work for you. The Nordic eating style, based on food that is seasonal, fresh, local and rustic, is enjoyed in countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark and set to become the next ‘it’ diet. It encourages intake of more fresh fruit and vegies, eating whole grains like rye and enjoying more seafood (wild,…


Is Your Diet a Crime?

July 29, 2015

No. But trying hard to lose weight and still failing can make you feel like a victim. Let our crack team solve the mystery of your lifeless scales. Before you seal your fridge shut with crime-scene tape, engage in a little investigative work. The WH police have found seven clues – including dirty spoons in the sink, an overflowing recycling bin, a grimy snooze button – that could reveal what’s…