May is International Mediterranean Diet month!

In case you weren’t already aware, May 1st marks the start of International Mediterranean Diet month (honestly, we didn’t know much about it either…).  But, after some in depth research about this allusive international celebration,  I’ve come to the realization that this slightly obscure month could be a point of interest for uni students, both financially and healthcare-wise. 2018 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid inspired by Oldways, the health and cultural food traditions specialists.  What is the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid? “In a partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Oldways created the first Mediterranean Diet…

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How to be Gluten Free at university

This time last year I was diagnosed as Gluten Intolerant…and, as I have now come to expect the next question is always ‘why?’ But this isn’t a choice (trust me, I like cake too much!) and being a student with a gluten intolerance is 10x harder. Student life often revolves around late night pizza, treating ourselves to meals out (when we really can’t afford it) and then subsequently having to scrimp on normal everyday food and live off toast or cereal.  But what happens when you can’t eat any of that stuff or discover, as I did, that it’s often…

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Tips to keep you healthy this Winter

As a student, keeping healthy is not always top of the list, sure you probably know it’s a necessity but often life gets in the way; late nights, long lectures and lazy routines to be a little more specific.Keeping healthy should be a priority all year long, but in winter it’s time to step up those healthy habits and kick start your healthy winter routine.We’ve rounded up some tips to help you banish those winter blues and help you to keep healthy and fit all season long.Keep up your Exercise RoutineIt may be cold outside but that’s no excuse not…

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Tips and Tricks To Use Your Leftover Food

As a student, the prospect of your food shop can be an overwhelming experience, especially when it’s the last thing you’re interested in saving during the week for. Luckily, there are ways that you’re able to save your money and have a decent meal without burning a hole in your pocket. 15 million tonnes of food is wasted in our homes each year, most of which is still perfectly edible, there is always time to look at alternative ways of saving your pennies. AO.com have taken this on board to create a interactive piece to help you to save money…

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Get bikini ready on a budget!

The daffodils are out, Mother’s Day has been and gone and the Easter break is in sight – spring appears to have suddenly arrived, and that means summer is just around the corner. As excited as I am for longer evenings and sunny days, I’m not entirely sure I’m ready for the warmer months. Having survived the winter on a balanced diet of carbs, chocolate and pasta (what do you mean pasta isn’t a food group in its own right?), my jeans are definitely feeling the pinch. And at the rate the days are flying by, I’m thinking it may…

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