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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Fat freshers’

There’s no polite way to say it. Too much alcohol, followed by a late night McDonalds followed by a hungover Chinese… you get fat Fresher’s. That first visit home is the worst because the family notice and don’t hesitate in telling you that you look a bit more plump than the last time they saw you. It’s no surprise really, you’re fully aware of what you’re doing but you’re just having too much fun to be too upset about it. I’ve heard a lot of people say that you either get fat or skinny at university, the former is normally…

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Top 5 simple summer salads

summer salad

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, salads really come into their own, says Matt Silver. Whether you’re trying to keep trim for beach season or just avoid slaving over a hot stove, a simple, flavourful salad will often hit the spot nicely. If you’re in the mood to eat something a bit lighter why not try these five simple summer salads: Greek-style Quinoa Light, fresh and packed with flavour, this Greek-inspired quinoa salad is best enjoyed when made a few hours (or even a day) in advance. Rinse your quinoa thoroughly and cook in roughly one-and-a-half…

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