Turmeric Spiked Savoury Porridge

Over the summer I visited 26 Grains in Covent Garden and tried a bowl of savoury porridge - though it seemed strange when the oats arrived with sautéed kale and an egg perched on top, it was delicious. And why wouldn't it be?  We eat rice as a sweet or savoury dish, and in many cusines, pasta and other grains are … Continue reading Turmeric Spiked Savoury Porridge

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Can a daily teaspoon of turmeric help prevent cancer?

For thousands of years turmeric has been used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine to treat cuts, sprains and swelling.  Around the 1940’s, scientists worked out that the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits were down to curcumin – the pigment in turmeric responsible for it’s bright golden hue. So far so good. Turmeric or curcumin? The problem however, is harnessing … Continue reading Can a daily teaspoon of turmeric help prevent cancer?

How to fight inflammation with food

Although inflammation isn't always a bad sign (when it's in response to an infection or injury for example)  experts agree that in the long term, high levels aren't good. One of the best ways to fight inflammation is through diet. The three foods below are proven to help your body buffer the inflammatory response, and with three meals … Continue reading How to fight inflammation with food

Omega 3, fasting & brain health

Ever wonder how your diet affects your mental health? Me too.... This week I popped down to the Feed Your Mind festival at Kings College London to listen to neurologist Dr Sandrine Thuret give a lecture on diet and brain health, with a focus on two areas of research - omega 3 and calorie restriction / fasting. Here's … Continue reading Omega 3, fasting & brain health