Author: Nereda Merrin

Spicy Sweet Potato And Corn Soup

A warming treat on a chilly evening, this soup will have you warmed through and feeling satisfied without heaviness. You'll find it delicious and nutritious because: Sweet potatoes are not only rich in fibre (which is fabulous for supporting a healthy digestive system and aiding weight management), they are also loaded with beneficial antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are especially high in beta-carotene, which is the pigment responsible for their orange flesh. Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that can...

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Zucchini and Corn Fritters

From the kitchen of Nereda Merrin, here is a delicious, nutritious treat for you to enjoy, perfect as a full meal or a snack. Ingredients: * 1 cup corn kernels * 1 cup zucchini, grated * 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated * 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped * 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, finely chopped * 2 eggs, lightly whisked * 1/3 cup, wholemeal spelt flour * 1 lime, quartered to serve * Extra...

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Eat Screen Free

Eating while you're distracted can lead you to eat faster, feel less full, and mindlessly eat more. Whether this is working on the laptop, watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing a computer game, the type of distraction doesn't seem to matter much. For instance, one research study found that people watching television while eating their meals ate 36% more pizza and 71% more macaroni and cheese. Plus, it seems that the longer the show,...

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Do you struggle with breakfast?

Many people struggle with breakfast and it's very easy to fall into the habit of consuming a processed cereal or piece of toast with a topping for breakfast; it's quick and easy. However by spending just 10 minutes more on your breakfast you can add a lot more variety to your dietary pattern which will benefit your overall health significantly due to the greater mix of macro and micro-nutrients that will be provided to your...

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Building your Immunity

Your Immune System Marches On Its Stomach Like any fighting force, the immune system marches on its stomach. It needs good, regular nutrition to stay strong if it is to offer protection from various illnesses. If you are restricting your food intake, don’t eat the recommended 5+ vegetables per day then you could have lower levels of the key nutrients your body needs to maintain your immune system. So have a think about what you are eating...

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