Supporting Brain Health

On 7th of February we gave a talk on how to protect your brain as you age. We received very positive feedback from those who attended and plan to run the event again on 21st March 2018. If you have anyone in your family or circle of friends who has been affected by cognitive decline or dementia then you will know how debilitating these conditions can be. This talk would be of particular interest to you. During the talk we explain what goes on in your brain as you age and provide dietary and lifestyle advice to help reduce the risk of dementia and associated conditions. If you would like to attend email Ann Souter...

Spring Weight Loss Offer

 Try the Prodimed Diet and get £20 off the Starter Pack Sign up and give it a try – Offer ends March 31st 2018   Personal weekly support from expert in nutrition No loss of muscle mass No yo-yo effect – advice on maintaining weight loss Well established and medically substantiated Easy to follow Contact us on 07747 791587 or 07947 026366 for more a no obligation chat. Visit www.prodimed.co.uk for more...

Reducing Sugar

There is a lot of coverage in the media about how much sugar we are now eating and how this is contributing to serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. It is not difficult to see that products such as cakes, biscuits, soft drinks and sweets are high in sugar. However, there are also relatively high levels of sugar contained in products such as savoury ready meals, soups and healthy cereals. We have put together some recipes for home made versions of these dishes which are lower in sugar  and there will be more to come – see our recipes...

Low Sugar Breakfast Pancakes (Serves 4)

Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 cup ground almonds 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup strawberries, chopped up and xylitol or stevia added to taste (depending on how sweet the berries are) 1 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil   Method Add the eggs to the dry ingredients and start to mix in together – add the milk gradually and mix together so that you avoid lumps. When the mixture is all combined add a small amount of oil to a non-stick heated frying pan. Add a small ladle of pancake mixture for each pancake and cook for about 30- 45 seconds. When pancake looks like it is getting solid on the bottom flip with a spatula and cook on the other side. Serve with the strawberries on top. Portion of 2 pancakes contains 7g sugar compared to shop bought pancakes with strawberries on the side at 14g of...

Anzac Biscuits

Ingredients 125g unsalted butter ¼ cup rice malt syrup Pinch sea salt ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tbsp boiling water 1 cup rolled oats ¾ cups desiccated coconut 1 cup plain flour ½ cup roughly chopped macadamias   Method Heat the oven to 150C, 300F or gas mark 2. In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt the butter and rice malt syrup, stirring until the mixture starts to bubble. Add a pinch of salt. Combine the bicarbonate of soda with boiling water and add to butter mixture. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour melted butter mixture into dry ingredients and combine well.  Roll 1 teaspoon of mixture into a ball and place on tray, flattening into a disc. Repeat with remaining mixture, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on trays before transferring to a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container.   Portion of one biscuit contains 1.7g sugar compared to a Maryland cookie at...