Monthly Archive: July 2016

Jul 22

Cut the Sugar in Children’s Diets to Prevent Heart Attacks?

Heart made of sugar

A study published in the journal ‘Atherosclerosis’ is making headlines this week (1).  According to press articles (the original article isn’t available for public viewing yet), substituting starchy carbohydrates for sweet ones can improve some of the key markers for heart disease in children in just 9 days (2). As someone who makes a living from …

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Jul 13

Review of the Month: Blackheath Foodie Festival

Charlotte White demonstrates icing

I love a food festival.  A good walk in the sunshine sampling the latest products, and watching demonstrations from chefs at whose restaurants I can only dream of eating in is definitely one of life’s pleasures.  So you can imagine how delighted I was to receive tickets to the foodie festival on Blackheath common this …

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Jul 07

Celebrate World Chocolate Day!

Cacao powder

Today, 7 July is World Chocolate Day.  In honour of this, today’s post gives you a few fun facts about chocolate, takes a look at its potential effect on health, and signposts some guiltless chocolaty recipes to enjoy. In researching this article, I have discovered that there is a chocolate museum right here in London, …

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