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Artificial Sweeteners: What Does the Evidence Say?

Over recent years the topic of artificial sweeteners has been a controversial affair.  On one hand, artificial sweeteners are considered safe for use by major health authorities (1) and are considered to be physiologically inactive in the body, and are...

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Body Weight Fluctuation Explained: The Truth About Scale Weight

When starting your weight loss journey, it may be instinctive for you to jump on the scale on a daily basis and expect the scale to give you a lower reading each time. If you do not get the reading you were hoping for, you may be lured to believe that your weight is not going down and instead going...

Simple Diet Swaps at Christmas

It’s CHRISTMAS! And that means one thing...  it’s time for the festivities to commence!   Christmas is a time of the year where you can let your hair down, spend time with friends and family, eat delicious foods and have a drink or two!   However, with the many delicious foods and drinks it has to offer, for many the...

Christmas Market-style Recipes

In light of the Pandemic and the Christmas Markets being cancelled, Jonple have created a Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate recipe for you to enjoy your own Christmas Market experience at home!   Mulled Wine 125kcal per portion / Video shows 6 portions  Ingredients for 3 portions 2 18.7cl bottles of red wine (cabernet sauvignon or merlot) 37.5ml apple juice...

Top 10 Nutritious School Lunchbox Recipe Ideas

Got to make lots of school lunches but don't want to pack the same old things into the lunchbox every day? Our top ten list of the best, most nutritious lunchbox recipes is bursting with ideas and the kind of meals and snacks every schoolchild loves. 10. Chicken and Tomato Pasta Bowl Ingredients 120g Chicken Breast,  75g Raw Wholewheat Spaghetti, ...

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Food Shopping on a Budget

As the price of living increases, there are few of us who can afford a limitless food shopping bill. Food can be expensive but yet all too often we hear reports of the thousands of tonnes of food in the domestic waste. Equally there has been an increase in demand for local councils and charities to offer food banks or...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...

Working Out for Women Over 40

Resistance training, resistance training, resistance training! Unfortunately, from the age of 40 and beyond you really do "lose it" if you don't "use it." A study in 2012 (1) stated that inactive adults can experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, a reduction in resting metabolic rate and more fat accumulation. The same study (1) showed...