Posts Tagged "cinnamon"

Winter is magic

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in News & Events

The winter is most people’s least favourite season. Chilly, wet, dark and dreary is how we often think of it, but the brighter side can be cheering – as can vitamin D! The dark evenings mean for many people that it’s time to share the table with friends. We can hunt out recipes for comfort food again, banished last Spring with our winter coats, and relish kitchen smells of spicy soup on the stove and fruit cake in the oven. Did you know that hot food smells much better than cold because aromatic molecules travel more effectively in heat than cold? The same applies to heating and...

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Sugar Substitutes

SWEETENERS We’ve been hooked on sugar ever since it was introduced to Europe in the 16th century from the American tropics, and we simply eat too much of it. It is ubiquitous in processed foods, from readymade meals such as lasagne and pasta sauces to more obvious cakes and biscuits – not to mention fizzy drinks. It rots our teeth, makes us fat, causes diabetes by damaging insulin production and is linked with cancer, heart disease, liver malfunction, poor immunity and more. It is also addictive! Being poor in nutrients, it uses up the body’s stores of B vitamins and minerals as it is...

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