Food

Your child needs exercise

By Ellie Cannon , May 24, 2013

W e all know that having an active childhood is generally a good thing for our children, but there are genuine health benefits associated with getting into exercise at a young age. Enjoying an active childhood pays dividends both in a child’s current health and in their long-term attitude to exercise.

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You need travel vaccines

By Dr Ellie Cannon, May 9, 2013

If your teenager is planning somewhere exotic for their gap year, don’t forget to sort out the travel vaccines sooner rather than later. It is always worth consulting a travel clinic to ensure they have the right protection before travelling particularly for those heading to developed countries.

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Pregnant? Keep moving!

By Laurel Alper , May 2, 2013

Pregnancy brings about significant physical changes that affect how your body functions over nine months and beyond. Generally, unless medical limitations indicate otherwise, women are encouraged to continue with or start an exercise programme and to keep moving.

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No longer cheesed off

By Victoria Prever and Anna Harwood, May 2, 2013

With Shavuot approaching thoughts turn to all things dairy. And it is an area close to the hearts of many Israelis.

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Beware flawed theories

By Ian Marber , April 25, 2013

If I were to devise a diet plan that was built around a fallacy, or worse still, a biochemical impossibility, but the foods that were recommended were basically good, would that be dishonest? I grapple with this question when I read about the so-called “acid alkaline” diet. It is based on the theory that disease thrives in an acid environment but eating certain foods promote alkalinity.

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Overheard: ‘Is placenta kosher?’

By Michael Gefiltefest, April 25, 2013

We are heading towards the pinnacle of the Gefiltefest year with the fest taking place on the 19th of next month.

It is not too late to vote in the JC-Gefiltefest 2013 Food Awards. Who makes Britain’s best challah? Will Kaifeng scoop the Best Kosher Restaurant award for the third year running? Cast your votes at www.thejc.com/promotions/gefiltefest-jewish-chronicle-2013-food-awards

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Israel: ‘A real foodie destination’

By Victoria Prever, April 25, 2013

Rachel Johnson got her first taste of Israel 30 years ago when she and big brother Boris spent their summer — she on a post-school gap year and he on a holiday while at Oxford University — working on a kibbutz.

“My father was married to Jenny Sieff whose father, Teddy Sieff, was the then head of Marks and Spencer,” she recalls.

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Time to get running

By Laurel Alper, April 19, 2013

The London Marathon takes place later this month and I, like millions of others, will watch in wonderment as the runners push themselves beyond normal limits to complete the 26 mile, 385 yard distance, spurred on to achieve their personal bests or raise money for their chosen charities.

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Kosher bread’s new twist

By Victoria Prever, April 18, 2013

The bread revolution seems to have left the UK’s kosher bakery market behind.

In the past 10 years, artisan bakeries have sprung up all over the country offering all sorts of breads from sourdough to spelt. Israel is regularly touted as one of the trailblazers in the new fashion for handmade artisan loaves — their bakers flocking here.

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How to eat well: Add more fibre to meals

By Ian Marber, April 15, 2013

Unlike other elements of the diet fibre doesn’t get mentioned so often these days. Yet it’s a vital part of a healthy eating plan and many people simply don’t get enough.

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