Six simple food swaps to prevent long term health issues

Did you know heart and circulatory disease causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK,  1 in every 16 people in the UK have diabetes  and the thing they have in common? Inflammation! This week I look at six really easy food swaps which can help guard against the danger of this silent health risk. midlifemenu.com/blog/food-swaps


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Coconut Oil: Midlife’s Superfood or Just Another Trend?

Do you struggle to know which oil is better than which? Is it worth paying for coconut oil in Holland and Barrett when there's other oils that are far cheaper? In this week blog I unpick the facts from the myths surrounding coconut oil and also explain some more unusual uses for it which you might not have come across. By the end of it you should have a good idea as to whether it's worth parting with your cash or not! midlifemenu.com/blog/coconut-oil

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Are Sugar Substitutes a Sweet Option?

Regular Midlife Menu followers will know I’m not a great fan of sugar. It’s addictive, causes weight gain and plays havoc with your midlife health by spiking your blood sugar levels. But today I’m making a slight exception because if there’s one ingredient worse than sugar for midlife health, it’s those sugar substitutes .... artificial sweeteners. Find out more about types of sweeteners, when sugar is actually the sweeter health option (!) and 3 ways you can cut down sugar without sweetener substitutes. midlifemenu.com/blog/sugar-substitutes

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Are Your Favourite Foods Making You Unwell?

Do you have minor symptoms that just don’t seem to go away? Do you notice a tickly cough after eating certain foods? Are you always reaching for a tissue because your nose starts running when you have a milky drink?

As a midlifer you might have put up with these niggly symptoms for a while … but did you ever consider that those aches and pains could potentially be food intolerance? This week I look at some common intolerances and what you can do to reduce their effects. www.midlifemenu.com/blog/food-intolerance

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Is Midlife Making You Tired All The Time?

Stressed and tired all the time? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? Midlife is such a stressful time and the impact on our health and wellbeing cannot be underestimated. But what if you feel exhausted all the time and your body feels like it’s working overtime to deal with the stress? This week I look at a possible cause you might never have heard of before … adrenal fatigue. www.midlifemenu.com/blog/tired-all-the-time

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