Archive for February, 2013

Posted by Samantha Rentz on February 26th 2013

Purple Sprouting Broccoli   A member of the cabbage (Brassica) family, purple sprouting broccoli, like cauliflower, is the flowering part of the plant, and typically starts to emerge in late February when the rest of the vegetable garden is still dormant.   Purple sprouting broccoli was initially cultivated by the Romans and has been grown […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on February 19th 2013

With obesity on the rise and the dangers to global health R.E.A.L takes a look at the shocking facts Obviously the amount of calories that we need to fuel our bodies varies and has several factors  to take into consideration depending on your age, gender, and activity level. That said in general a woman needs […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on February 10th 2013

Founded in 2001, Mental Health Week is a UK event supported by the Mental Health Foundation. The aim of this week is to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health. This event is also a vehicle to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation. The Mental Health Foundation is […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on February 10th 2013

There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and supple joints are just two.   Physical activity is also good for your mental health. Experts believe that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Regular exercise can also boost your self-esteem and […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on February 10th 2013

Download recipes from our Feeding Minds guide, including dishes by Anthony Worrall Thompson and other celebrities. Mentally Healthy Recipes (PDF file, 1.63MB) Food and Mood Diary Our printable food and mood diary will help you understand how the way you feel is affected by what you drink and eat. Food and Mood diary (PDF file, […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on February 10th 2013

Recent evidence suggests that good nutrition is essential for our mental health and that a number of mental health conditions may be influenced by dietary factors. One of the most obvious, yet under-recognised factors in the development of major trends in mental health is the role of nutrition. The body of evidence linking diet and […]

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