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Wild Foods

“Wild food” is a term used to describe the foods that grow freely around. Some of these wild foods are very familiar. Look around at the right time of year and you will easily spot an abundant, naturally growing supply of berries, nettles, dandelions and elderflowers. Plants that grow wildly, tend to contain the phytochemicals […]

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Why is Vitamin C so Important?
Vitamin C has positive effects on bones, blood vessels, the immune system, cholesterol, mood, energy levels and our stress response, and plays a major role in preventing tissue damage. We cannot store vitamin C so you need a source of it in your diet every day. Overt vitamin C deficiency occurs below intakes of 10mg [...]
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Keeping up Iron levels
There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and non-heme. Heme iron is found only in animal products and fish, while non-heme iron is found in many plant-based sources. Your body absorbs the most iron from heme sources, so in order to intake enough iron while not eating meat or fish, you first need to [...]
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5 ways to remove sugar from your diet
It is only in recent years that it has become apparent just how detrimental sugar can be to human health. A great deal of research has shown that removing sources of sugar from the diet not only helps with weight loss, but can also reduce the risk for common health problems like Type 2 diabetes, [...]
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How to Replace Eggs
Egg white is an important ingredient for the fluffy effect in many recipes but particularly in baking. It is also a very common allergen, especially common in young children with eczema and hay fever. If you are cooking for a person who cannot eat egg, either because they are vegan or allergic, you may have [...]
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Why Organic is better for your Gut
With over 100 billion microorganisms for every gram of intestinal content, more serotonin (happiness hormone) receptors than your brain and 100 million neurons in your gut, it’s no wonder your moods and health are hugely influenced by what you eat: scientists are increasingly discovering proof that the quality of food (including where and how it’s [...]
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Beginner’s Guide to Gluten
Viva Magazine Editor Lizzie Lowler interviews Elle Fox of CNM I was recently advised by a nutritionist to eliminate gluten from my diet and I feel a whole lot better for doing so. But what is gluten and why is it such a problem for an increasing number of people? Elle Fox, from the College [...]
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Does Organic food offer benefits?

CNM Natural Chef promotes natural and organic food as part of our holistic approach to health. But what is the difference between organic and non-organic food? Understandably, consumers are wary of spending more for a seemingly identical product. This ‘Organic September’ we’ve been looking at what you get and don’t get with organic food, how […]

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High demand for specialised Chefs

A recent report by the bureau of labour statistics projects that employment of Chef’s and Head Cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2016. That is faster than the average for all occupations combined.  In addition to this, a recent article in Big Hospitality stats that many employers do not believe the […]

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