Health and Wellbeing

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more than simply eating eating and drinking the right foods. There are many ways you can look after your mind and body, and we'll help you discover the most suitable ways for your life.

  1. Keep warm, keep well.

    With Christmas becoming a distant memory, the fridge is less and less full of leftovers you may feel that the worst of winter is over and spring is on it's way. Whilst that indeed may be the case, January to March can be some of the coldest months Britain endures, looking back at our track history of The Beast from the East, things aren't looking too promising. Keeping warm and well fed in winter is incredibly important; the cold makes us tired and lethargic, less energised to get up and move about, let alone work away in the kitchen. This leads to malnourishment and other cold related ailments; a saddening number of people died due to avoidable causes
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  2. Malnutrition Awareness in the UK

    This is a large, mainly unspoken about topic; it is estimated that it affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 in the UK. Malnutrition defines both under and over eating, however the majority of cases in older generations is the former. This is commonly due to being too tired, not being able to go and get shopping, or having no interested in food in general.
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  3. We are delighted to announce that Oakhouse Foods is supporting Age UK to help older people Age UK is an amazing charity who are there for older people when they need someone one to turn to. Here at Oakhouse Foods, we’re not only committed to providing high quality meals, but also a fantastic service. Our drivers often play an important role in their customers' lives, whether it’s just seeing a friendly face once a week or stopping for a cuppa and a chat, they can really make a difference.
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  4. Mini meals with maximum flavour

    Whether we’ve been feeling under the weather or simply felt the effects of the summer’s heatwave, it’s not unusual to find our appetites shrinking. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still crave our favourite, hearty dishes. That’s where our Mini Meals come in.  Why we lose our appetite Feeling hunger pangs lessen with each passing birthday? You’re not the only one. Many of us find medical or dental treatments can dull our sense of taste and smell. Less physical exercise, especially in warmer weather, often leaves us feeling less peckish than usual.
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  5. Tips on staying safe in hot weather

    With the summer heatwave looking set to continue, you’ve got lovely, longer days to spend in the garden, getting out and about in the sun and fresh air. But equally, it’s important to take extra care of your health at this time. Extreme weather conditions can cause problems, particularly if you’re older or in ill health, as you’re more vulnerable to conditions such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Here’s some advice on how to keep healthy and comfortable…
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  6. Waste not, want not - keeping your food fresher for longer

    When you’re keeping an eye on everyday spending, you don’t want to needlessly throw food away too soon. But at the same time, you don’t want to risk eating something that might have gone off. One of the main problems is, we’ve become so reliant on ‘Best Before’ and ‘Use By’ dates on packaging, that we’re less confident about relying on our own judgement on whether food is fresh or not. Older people’s immune systems also tend to be less able to recover from food poisoning. This makes knowing how to store food safely and for longer vital to avoid becoming ill. 
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  7. Why Is It Important To Eat Breakfast?

    Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. However, it’s the meal we are most likely to skip... Breakfast breaks your overnight fast. Hence it’s really important to have a good breakfast as this kick starts your metabolism, warms you up, boosts your concentration, increases energy levels and maintains steady blood sugar. Breakfast can also expand the range of nutrients in your diet and help you reach your 5-a-day.
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  8. Winter Specials Range

    During winter it is often more difficult to get out and about due to poor weather – it’s colder and can often bring ice, snow and even floods. A hot meal and a hot drink helps to keep you warm especially over the colder months. Age UK recommends you have at least one hot meal each day. At Oakhouse Foods, we provide a full range of meals and groceries that can be delivered straight to your door by our friendly delivery drivers, making this difficult time of year easier and saving you time.
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  9. Eating For Overall Good Health

    Eating well for good health and staying fit are important no matter what your age. Eating well means you’re more likely to feel healthier, stay active for longer and protect yourself against illness. It’s never too late to start eating healthily, and a healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring or expensive. It also doesn’t mean going without your favourite treats, although it may mean eating them less often or in smaller portions. As you grow older, your metabolism slows down, so you need fewer calories than before. Your body also needs more of certain nutrients. That means it’s more important than ever to choose foods that give you the best nutritional value. Oakhouse Foods insist on wholesome ingredients and because all our dishes are freshly frozen they are full of goodness, so you can eat our meals with confidence.
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  10. Meat Free Monday and beyond...

    If you've thought about trying a diet with less meat there are plenty of benefits to going vegetarian or even just cutting out meat one day a week. Meat Free Mondays are a great way to incorporate vegetarian meals into your diet and make a difference to your health and to the environment. Health benefits There are many health benefits to eating less meat including having a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Vegetarians tend to have lower cholesterol and eat less saturated fat than those who eat meat every day and following a more plant based diet often makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Because of these health benefits, vegetarians and vegans also live longer on average than those who eat meat every day. Watching the pennies Eating veggie can be kinder to your pockets with lentils, pulses, fruit and veg often cheaper than buying meat. And there are plenty of tasty meat substitute products available these days, making it easier than ever to enjoy meat-free versions of your favourite meals.
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