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The Philosophy of Chicken Soup for the Lonely Soul – Why Comfort Food Works?

My strongest memories of comfort from my childhood and adolescence are associated with my grandmother and her kitchen. Article By Jason G. Goldman   My grandmother was born in Sobrance, in what was then called Czechoslovakia on November 5, 1930. She grew … Continue reading

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Does eating a Sweet Food makes you a Sweeter Person?

Can your personality impact the foods you love to eat? Or what snacks change people’s perceptions of you? By Jennipher Walters According to a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers looked at whether or not … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits Can Add 15 Years to Your Life

Written by Catharine Paddock, PhD Women with a healthy lifestyle such as a Mediterranean diet, regular exercise, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, are more likely to live 15 years longer than their less healthy counterparts, while for men, … Continue reading

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Healthy, tasty student food doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming

Double chocolate cake, fried chicken in a bucket, large cheesy pizza — with all this up for grabs, why would anyone eat green vegetables? As a first year university student, I can definitely relate to the temptation of choosing ready … Continue reading

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Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week

Have you had your cholesterol checked recently? Now is the time. Cholesterol is the biggest single risk factor for heart disease, and cholesterol testing is a good way to highlight that risk. This week in the United Kingdom has been … Continue reading

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Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week

Have you had your cholesterol checked recently? Now is the time. Cholesterol is the biggest single risk factor for heart disease, and cholesterol testing is a good way to highlight that risk. This week in the United Kingdom has been … Continue reading

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One year on, the Ismaili Nutrition Centre looks ambitiously towards the future

The Ismaili Nutrition Centre was officially launched last summer in London by Geoff Dessent, Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing in Health Improvement and Protection at the United Kingdom Department of Health. Since its debut, the site has grown in … Continue reading

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Avoid dehydration by making 6–8 glasses of fluid a regular part of your day

It’s that time of year when the warm summer weather draws many families outdoors to enjoy healthy activities like a walk in the park, an afternoon at the beach or a hike through the wilderness. But unless we are careful, … Continue reading

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Healthy eating, West African style

Eating well is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Recent efforts by the United Kingdom Government have focused on raising awareness of diet-related risks among West African families through their Change4Life campaign. If you enjoy West African cuisine, here … Continue reading

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Flavours from India to East Africa intermingle in Muscat

When my family and I visited Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, we were impressed with the beauty of the country and its magnificent scenery. Situated in mountainous area that overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Oman, Muscat was … Continue reading

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Iranian cooking offers dishes rich in aroma, colour and flavour

One cannot visit Iran without noticing the warmth and hospitality of its people. The cultures, traditions and foods with which Iranians mark special occasions are as rich as the country’s history. When visiting a local Iranian home one is always … Continue reading

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Breakfast provides quick and easy fuel to start the day

Just like it sounds “breakfast” is about breaking the fast! After a good night’s rest, your body needs fuel to kick-start the day. Everyone should make breakfast a habit, especially children. It provides energy throughout the day and improves your … Continue reading

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Five ways to look after your heart

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, looking after your heart is especially important for South Asians — particularly men — who are more at risk of heart disease than the wider population. However, there are many ways you can protect … Continue reading

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Make Your Diet Healthier ..

Making your diet healthier can feel like a huge task, but incorporating small changes in your everyday routine is easy. Try out these simple swaps that will help you achieve a better balance: Choose an unsaturated spread or swap in … Continue reading

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Cookery classes inspire new interest in cooking traditional foods

Recognising that a younger generation of Ismailis in the United Kingdom are less likely to know how to cook traditional foods, members of the Youth Cultural and Social Network — a committee of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom’s … Continue reading

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