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The Easiest Ever Recipe for Homemade Bread

Store bought bread can include a lot of hidden additives and preservatives, but making your own without a breadmaker can be a long, fiddly process. The answer: beer bread. Three ingredients (unless you're inclined to add some olives, cheese, nuts or other flavorings), and you know exactly what's in it.

Three cups of self raising flour, three [...]

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“Healthier” Junk Food

Sometimes, you just really want a plate of nachos or a burger. Here's some ideas for making some of your favorite junk food dishes a slightly healthier treat.

Black Bean Burgers

Mix one can of well-drained black beans with two slices of crumbled bread, half a chopped onion, half a cup of flour and salt, garlic and onion [...]

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Edible Science for Kids

While we usually teach kids not to play with their food, there's some fun, easy experiments you can do to help teach kids where their food comes from and how it grows.

Colorful celery

Take a stick of celery, and leave it in a glass of water with a few drops of food colouring added. Slowly, the [...]

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The Different Types of Kale

Kale may be great for you, but there's more than just one kind - and they all have different structures and benefits.

Curly Kale

This is the variety you're likely to see at your local large-chain supermarket; it has prominent veins and stems, and curly edges. It can be a little tough if not prepared properly, so [...]

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“Fat Free” is Not Healthy

Attempting to cut all fat from your diet is a slippery slope to incredibly poor health; the fats you get from avocados, oily fish, olives and coconut oil are essential to many of the body's functions and processes.

Fatty acids transport cholesterol in the blood, which is essential for keeping your immune system up and running; [...]

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What Causes “Red Wine Headaches”?

Red wine is supposed to have a wide range of health benefits, but many people find it gives them headaches; others may find themselves getting itchy and sneezy (especially if they're already prone to allergic reactions). So what causes these unpleasant side effects, and why are they restricted to red wine?

The culprit is the skins; [...]

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Edible Plants That Pretty Much Grow Themselves

Everyone wants the benefits of homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs, but not everyone has the time to invest in things like hand pollinating, fertilising, repotting, and all the other activities that help to produce a good crop. Thankfully, there's a group of plants that just grow like weeds - and work well in pots and [...]

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Strategies for Dealing with an IBS Attack

Knowing that an IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) attack is on its way can be incredibly distressing; the desperation to find a bathroom, the fear that you won't get to one in time, the embarrassment that comes from having to rush out of a meeting or away from a friend. The attack itself can be equally [...]

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Endocrine vs Exocrine Glands

There are two types of glands in your body: endocrine and exocrine.

The endocrine system is made up of glands that secrete hormones; hormones are chemical messengers, able to spark changes in the cells they travel to (and sometimes the surrounding tissues as well). The endocrine system is designed to help your body manage certain events [...]

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Iridology: The Eye as Diagnostic Tool

Your eyes aren't just the window to your soul; they're also a window into your overall health. Iridology is non-invasive, painless, and can be invaluable when it comes to detecting and diagnosing disease.

A frosted white circle is a sign of high cholesterol or heart disease; small white splodges may signify a poorly functioning lymphatic system, dairy [...]

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