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Healthy seasonal recipes for late summer & early autumn

Late summer and early autumn are the times for apples and blackberries.  Blackberries pack a powerful anti-oxidant punch:  they have one of the highest anti-oxidant contents of all fruit.  They’re also rich in anthocyanins and ellagic acid which have anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties; anthocyanins may also help to reduce inflammation and enhance memory and

">Top tip # 3 Can pizza really reduce prostate cancer risk?

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  1 man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK.  Here’s my 3rd tip for how you can reduce your risk. What, pizza is suddenly a health food? Well not exactly, no –  though some research has suggested that higher pizza consumption is associated with lower incidence of

">Top tip #2: delicious ways to reduce your prostate cancer risk

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 1 man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK. Here’s my 2nd tip for how you can reduce your risk. Eat plenty of legumes such as… Peas, beans, lentils and peanuts. Why do they help prevent prostate cancer? As well as being a great source of protein,

">Top tip #1 to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in Britain. March is prostate awareness month, so I’m doing a series of posts on how you can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.  My first tip is… Eat your greens!  Sorry, but granny was right on this one – cruciferous veg like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts,

Could oysters really be an aphrodisiac?

If you’re wondering what’s best to order from the menu tonight to fuel a Valentine’s night of passion, oysters perhaps enjoy the strongest reputation as an aphrodisiac food. It probably started with the Ancient Greeks, and Aphrodite rising from the sea on an Oyster shell, before giving birth to Eros (and hence the words aphrodisiac

">Eat your way out of the winter blues

Christmas credit card bills coming in; New Year’s resolutions failing and dreary weather (and true to form it’s grey and wet here in London as I write this). No wonder today is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. So what can you eat to boost your mood? Chocolate Many people (especially women, for