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The health benefits of sweet potato

What is a sweet potato? The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable. They have a thin, brown skin on the outside with coloured flesh inside – most commonly orange in colour, but other varieties are white, purple or yellow. You can eat sweet potatoes whole or peeled, and the leaves …

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The health benefits of avocado

The popularity of the avocado is down to its rich, creamy, velvety texture and mild flavour. The avocado or Persea Americana is a fruit that belongs to the family of Lauraceae; a group that also includes members such as cinnamon and laurel. There are dozens of varieties of avocado ranging …

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Chocolate chia pudding

  Skills & know how As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore. See our how to …

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How to make the perfect smoothie

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 every time with these simple suggestions.  Smoothie makers – which should I buy? Individual blitz-and-go blenders are designed for quickly making smoothies. Read our roundup of …

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How to eat for more energy

Those enviable people who effortlessly drift off to sleep, wake up with the birds and charge through the day full of enthusiasm almost certainly have their daily diets nailed. If all-day energy currently eludes you, your eating habits and food choices may need a shake up…  Complex (not simple) carbohydrates …

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