Foods to boost heart health

Seriously boost your heart health with smart choices

Numerous studies conclude that eating a rich and varied diet, that provides good nutrients, protects us from illness and disease and fundamentally, this starts with good vascular health; in other words the health and integrity of your veins and arteries which consequently impacts your heart health. However understanding exactly how eating certain foods can actually […]

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September is the new January!

Hello Autumn

It’s been an incredible summer here in the UK but we’re in no doubt that we are now heading into Autumn! I, for one, love the change in seasons. No matter how much I’ve enjoyed the current season, I always find that the advent of a new season offers me a shift in focus and […]

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Are you eating too much salt?

Are you actually eating too much salt?

Without salt, our food would taste pretty bland but it’s not uncommon to find yourself reprimanded for adding salt at the table. Are we actually eating too much salt and do we need to restrict our intake and perhaps our enjoyment of food? The answer is not that straightforward and indeed, may surprise you. If […]

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Cow's milk vs plant based milks, nutritionally speaking

Cow’s Milk vs Plant based Milks, Nutritionally Speaking

With the rise of plant based milks in our supermarkets, seems cow’s milk is less popular than ever these days; consumption rates have dropped significantly in the last 20 years. There are many reasons for this including links with skin health, taste, allergies, lactose intolerance, ethics and the rise in popularity of alternatives. Making plant […]

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Supermarket labels, hidden nasties

The Hidden Nasties Behind our Food Labels

Many of us are now more health conscious than ever, buying and choosing food with their health benefits in mind but the hidden nasties behind our food labels can be quite surprising. Food manufacturers have responded to this with clever marketing tactics to make their foods and products sound healthy. However many of their clever […]

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cakes as ultra processed foods

“Ultra-processed foods may be linked to cancer”….an objective view behind this recent headline

Once again the link between eating an unhealthy diet and disease is highlighted in the press; more specifically the consumption of “ultra- processed foods” and, in this case, cancer. The study was conducted by a team of French researchers who looked at the medical records and eating habits of nearly 105,000 adults who were taking […]

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The Power of Colour in Nutrition & Style

We were delighted to run our first Nutrition and Style Event at Cannizaro House, Wimbledon SW19 on Sunday 28th January 2018 and absolutely thrilled with the many wonderful emails, text messages and social media posts we have received since. It seems taking positive steps to improve our health and wellbeing from both the inside and from the outside […]

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May Simpkin discusses Donald Trump's Diet of Macdonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Burgers

Donald Trump’s Diet; how bad is bad?

As President of the United States of America, Donald Trump could and should be setting an example to a nation which epitomises the global obesity epidemic; 38% of it’s adults classed as clinically obese as well as 17% of its teenagers. Clinically obese, as opposed to Obese moves your health status into a dangerous category […]

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Kale - a superfood?

Has Kale had its day as a superfood?

Absolutely not – Kale is still up there! You may well have written it off as a fad and moved on to another vegetable, that has now become ubiquitous at your table; breakfasts, lunch and dinners and even juices. However, as a member of the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, […]

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Easy healthy cooking recipes ideas to stay on track with your Thermomix

3 simple steps guaranteed to keep you on track with your New Year intentions

With the New Year now firmly under way and feeling decidedly more exhausted on your return to normality, you (hopefully) resolve to lead a healthier lifestyle. You’re not alone but before you embark on an extreme approach to kick start your resolutions, take a moment to consider your plan of action. Are you about to […]

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Christmas Goodies

6 ways to stick to your healthy eating habits over Christmas (without being a bore!)

If you’re heading to the in-laws or spending time with family and friends, whose food choices are different to those you’d prefer, you’ll need a few key strategies to help you secretly stay on track without being a health bore! After all, it’s Christmas and your healthy eating message is likely to fall on merry […]

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Spotlight on Aubergine

Spotlight on Aubergine

A classic Mediterranean vegetable, the aubergine is related to peppers, potatoes and tomatoes as part of the “nightshade” family and comes in various shapes, sizes and colours.. The most common variety here in the UK is the pear shaped glossy deep purple aubergine, also known as “eggplant”.

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Turmeric

Turmeric; Nature’s Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in the spice Turmeric and gives the Turmeric its distinctive yellow colour. Its health benefits have been recognised for thousands of years and now, backed with extensive clinical research, the use of Curcumin as a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory supplement is gaining significant interest.

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Bring Back the Butter

Bring Back the Butter

A study published in the British Medical Journal last month has prompted a change in thinking….saturated fats are no longer the villain. The study revealed that those who avoided butter, a saturated fat, in favour of healthy spread alternatives may indeed have noted a drop in cholesterol levels, but this didn’t necessarily translate into a lower risk of heart disease.

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Welcome to maysimpkin.com

As the summer holidays come to an end, the stark reality of the long lazy lunches, relaxing poolside and lack of routine suddenly doesn’t feel so good and addressing your health and lifestyle becomes a matter of urgency!  September is an ideal time to take control and reintroduce the healthy habits that make you look […]

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