Learn more about nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet. Interesting facts and advice relating to how nutrients in foods affect the body.

  1. Why eating a variety of foods is good for you

    Consuming a wide variety of foods and not just sticking to one type means you get to enjoy the best of everything. Variety is important because different foods consist of different nutrients which all add benefits to our health in their own way (even your favourite sweet treat). They also reduce the risk associated with malnutrition, which happens when we don’t get the
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  2. British Tomato Fortnight

    British Tomato Fortnight aims to raise awareness of Britain’s tasty tomatoes, their health benefits and encourages more consumers to support local growers by buying tomatoes. The great news is that British Tomato season is currently in full bloom, so we have plenty of time to indulge in this tasty all round superfood. Let’s start with the good stuff: 
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  3. Tips on how to eat more sustainably

    Delicious food choices are often at the forefront of our minds whilst we sit and plan what our next meal is going to be. A growing number of us are starting to realise the importance of sustainable eating, without forgetting taste, good value for money and convenience also being at the top of the priority list when choosing the right meal.    So how do we
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  4. Tasty Low Sugar Diets Made Easy

    The short-term effects of eating too much sugar can lead to tiredness, tooth decay and a few more inches around the waistline. The long terms effects can cause chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.   Like with most things, moderation is key. There are certain steps you can take to have a b
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  5. Tasty Low Salt Diets Made Easy

    Too much salt in our diet may increase our blood pressure and having high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease. Like with most things, moderation is key. When shopping for food, there are certain steps you can take to ensure a balanced diet and to cut down your salt intake: 1. Ke
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  6. Make dining with dietary needs easier

    When you need to cut certain foods from your diet, keeping meals both interesting and nutritious can often be tricky. At Oakhouse, we’ve made it easy for you to enjoy the foods you want and need . We offer a huge range of meals that cater for different dietary needs, from gluten free to low sugar. We cater for 22 special diet’s. So, you won’t need to sacrifice great taste for great health. Gluten free For most, gluten can be eaten as part of a healthy, balanced diet. But 1 in 100 people in the UK suffer from a condition called Coeliac disease, caused by a severe reaction to gluten. This dietary protein is found in a lot of household products, such as pasta, bread and cereal. But sometimes it’s added to foods you might not expect, like some sauces and ready meals. If you suffer from coeliac disease, it can be tricky to find enough suitable meals, and you can get stuck eating the same dishes day in, day out.
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  7. A taste of sunshine - the secrets of a Mediterranean diet

    Summer's finally here and we’re dreaming of sparkling blue seas, olive groves and a table set with delicious Mediterranean food. Renowned as one of the healthiest diets in the world, there couldn’t be a better time to give it a try. From juicy, sun ripened tomatoes and salad drizzled in olive oil to succulent seafood, traditional dishes enjoyed in southern France, Spain, Italy and Greece are full of the nutrients needed for healthy ageing. In fact, people who follow a Mediterranean diet tend to have a lower risk of developing age-related health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s.
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  8. Spice up your menu - and get healthy too

    A warming curry can hit the spot whatever the weather, but there’s another great reason to try something with a little spice. From soothing joint pain to easing indigestion, we look at the surprising health benefits thought to be behind some of our favourite spices. They are the secret behind some of our most popular ready meals, from curries and Mediterranean classics to warming desserts. But far from simply adding mouth-watering flavours, these small yet powerful seasonings are believed to be good for us, too.
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  9. Young at heart: anti-ageing ingredients

    For many of us, healthy eating is about keeping our bodies strong and feeling good – especially as we age. What’s more, enjoying a balanced diet can actually help us look and feel younger, too. Whether by giving us the energy we need to get out and about, or by keeping our skin in tip-top condition, a healthy diet packed full of nutrient-rich ingredients can help keep us young – inside and out. Even making small changes to your day-to-day diet can give your health and energy levels a boost, and help take care of your appearance.
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  10. 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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