Feeling Good on a Mediterranean Diet

Chances are a Mediterranean diet will make you feel better, in mind as well as in body.  This diet which includes whole grains and dark green vegetables is high in B vitamins and folate which enhance production of the feel-good hormone, serotonin.  Omega-3 fatty acids associated with higher fish consumption improve the delivery of serotonin […]

Happy Easter for Chocoholics

The research hasn’t been done yet into a direct link between chocolate consumption and longevity. But both the anecdotes and the science are appealing. Sarah Knauss, who lived to 119, enjoyed a kilo of chocolate each week.  So did Jeanne Calment, who lived to 122.  Seems Jeanne was persuaded to give up chocolate by her […]

Beetroot Juice Increases Stamina

That’s right.  We’ve just found out that athletes can boost their stamina by 15% with beetroot juice.  Claims that organic beetroot juice increases oxygen uptake and helps muscles work more efficiently have recently come from scientists from Exeter University School of Sport and Health Science in collaboration with Peninsula Medical School. The good news for […]

Super Beet Juice

This juice is alkalizing, energising and an excellent tonic to boost stamina as well as cardiovascular and immune health. Fresh lime and ginger really give a great taste lift, as well as being superfoods in their own right. It goes without saying that it’s a great diet drink and excellent whenever a liquid diet is […]

Recipe for Home Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Only roast pumpkin seeds with the shells on. You can use seeds taken from a whole pumpkin but first wash them to remove pumpkin sinew and leave to air dry overnight.  Otherwise, buy raw (unsalted) pumpkin seeds.Many recipes suggest roasting pumpkin seeds at temperatures up to or above 200C (400F).  Unfortunately high temperatures and fats/oils […]

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad, diet secret of New Yorkers since the Belle Epoque Developed at the end of the 19th century in the kitchen of the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel by the maitre d’hotel, Oscar Tschirky.  His original recipe contained only apples and celery with mayonnaise (not out of a bottle – they made their own in […]

Why Chai?

Did you know that one teaspoon of mixed spice contains all the antioxidants you will need in a day? Adding spices enhances the already considerable antioxidant properties of tea.  Chai tea is a simple, affordable longevity booster.   Chai tea has been enjoyed in south Asia for thousands of years, both for its taste and […]