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Top 10 tips for healthy Italian cooking 1

Top 10 tips for healthy Italian cooking

Top 10 tips for healthy Italian cooking Italian, celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo is an advocate of good, healthy Italian cooking. Here Gino shares his top tips for keeping your home-cooked Italian dishes authentic and healthy… 1. Keep it seasonal Wherever possible, ingredients should be bought in season as the typical Italian diet uses fresh produce.

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How to choose healthier takeaway options

How to choose healthier takeaway options Looking to make a healthy takeaway choice? Find out the best foods to order, from Indian, Chinese, Italian or Mexican to the British classic, fish and chips. Healthy eating and Friday night feasting rarely go hand in hand. Some of our favourite takeaway temptations pose particular problems, from cuisines such

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Which milk is right for you? 3

Which milk is right for you?

Which milk is right for you? More and more people are exploring alternative substitutes to cow's milk. Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens takes a look at the most popular options – and our cookery team puts them to the test in the Good Food kitchen Scour the dairy shelves in your supermarket and, as well as cow’s milk,

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Raw vs cooked 4

Raw vs cooked

Raw vs cooked To cook or not to cook? Kerry Torrens explains why some foods are better for you when raw, and why some could benefit from a little heat… Eating your fruit and vegetables raw is indeed sometimes the healthier option. After all, some vitamins are sensitive to heat, for example, cooking tomatoes for

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Working dad? Here's how to start your day well... 5

Working dad? Here's how to start your day well…

Working dad? Here's how to start your day well… Keep your energy up by eating a good breakfast, enjoying healthy snacks and by staying hydrated, says nutritionist Kerry Torrens… If, like many working dads, you have to manage the school run, ferry kids to after school clubs and provide a teenager's taxi service in the

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Healthy snacking 6

Healthy snacking

Healthy snacking Are you a serial snacker? Do you find it impossible to sit on the sofa without a bumper bag of crisps, or can’t get through the 9-5 without a nibble on something naughty? Well, there’s no need to deprive yourself with our low-fat, better-for-you bites. Dare to dip Easy to eat, moreish and

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Spotlight on... low-salt diets 7

Spotlight on… low-salt diets

Spotlight on… low-salt diets Moderation is key when it comes to salt consumption. Nutritionist Jo Lewin discusses recommended daily allowances, foods to avoid and the health implications of a low-salt diet. Salt is one of the simplest, most important ingredients on the planet. However, with the increase in consumption of processed foods, excessive salt consumption

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How to make the perfect smoothie 8

How to make the perfect smoothie

How to make the perfect smoothie Cassie Best shares her top tips on how to make your smoothies delicious and nutritious every time, with healthy recipe ideas and new flavour combinations. A vitamin-packed smoothie is a great way to start the day, or works as the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Make your smoothies delicious and nutritious

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Alternative grains 9

Alternative grains

Alternative grains Grains offer a wealth of health benefits, plus they’re filling and a good source of fibre. Nutritional Therapist Kerry Torrens recommends the best grains for you. If you're vegetarian… Getting enough protein is important if you avoid meat and fish. Quinoa, a grain-like seed, has a higher protein content than most other grains,

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A balanced diet for men 10

A balanced diet for men

A balanced diet for men Find out how much carbohydrate, protein and fat you should be eating and when. Choose wisely for a healthy diet that keeps you full around the clock. Men have different daily nutritional requirements to women and, below, our nutritionist has offered guidance and recipe ideas for men seeking a balanced diet

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