Food & Drink

Is Chocolate Good For You?

Easter is approaching and that means Chocolate Easter eggs – but you may not be worried because, around this time, the newspapers will probably start telling you that Chocolate is good for you. Most of the rest of the year, of course, it’s bad for you. Funny that! I’ve just looked at one story, printed […]

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Alternatives to Drinking Water

“I understand that drinking enough fluid is important for health but water’s a bit tasteless. Does anything else count?” Image: aopsan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The good news is – yes, up to a point. There will always be purists who believe that such drinks as tea and coffee should be avoided, or limited at least, and […]

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What is the best water to drink?

It’s common knowledge that we need water to live and we know huge sums of money are spent on bottled water, but is that preferable to water straight from the tap? With regard to bottled water vs. tap water, the jury is still out and – such is the strength of feeling about it from different […]

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Water Health Benefits

Are you getting enough? …water, I mean? Water is the most important substance (along with air) on the planet. The sea was the birthplace of life on Earth and all known life depends on it to a greater or lesser extent. For us humans (just in case you were wondering if a thousand monkeys had […]

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Health Benefits of Elderberries

Health benefits of elderberries Last week I started to get a few sniffles and a bit of a sore throat. Fortunately, there is a small wood at the bottom of my garden which is comprised largely of Elder trees. Each autumn we help ourselves to the berries of the elders and make numerous bottles of […]

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