Cashew spread

CASHEW SPREAD “CHEESE”   Last summer I started to delve into vegan cheeses options. I tend to avoid dairy products, so I am often looking for plant-based alternatives. Nut cheese can be a great option, because has a good protein profile, healthy fats and fibre. Unfortunately, what is in the supermarkets right now can be…

Causes of eczema

10 CAUSES OF ECZEMA THAT NOBODY TOLD YOU ABOUT   Eczema is a widespread skin condition that in the UK affects over 15 million people. It is characterised by itchy, red and scaly patches that can cover any part of the body and can be acute of chronic. It can develop an oozing crust that…

Prebiotics vs probiotics

UNDERSTANDING PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS   Probiotics have been getting so much press over the past years, but what are they? And what about prebiotics? Let’s shed some light and understand what they are, and how they can affect our health. The microbiome The gut is home to a variety of microorganisms, divided into colonies and…

Paleo bread

Paleo bread

PALEO BREAD     Like most people I love bread. I am Italian, and I grew up with it on my table every day, hence it had been an important part of my diet for many years. Then I started to realise that eating too much bread was giving me some digestive issues, so I…

minestrone

Minestrone

MINESTRONE   What is more comforting than a bowl of minestrone, on a grey day like today? This has been a staple of my childhood winters, my mum used to cook it for dinner and put all the leftover vegetables that she had at home. As I was a very picky child, this was one…

Alcohol, our skin’s enemy?

ALCOHOL, OUR SKIN’S ENEMY?     Did you know that there is more than a headache after a night of binge drinking? Alcohol has many effects on our body, from increasing the likelihood of nutrients insufficiencies, to decreasing antioxidant protection, and stressing the liver, though we don’t often think about what happen to our skin…