A Place for Processed Foods

There's a lot of hype, or should I say anti-hype around the idea of 'processed foods'. Frequently the term "processed foods" appear on lists of "bad foods" and "foods to cut out" in a number of "diet programmes". I realise I'm using a lot of quotation marks here but it's necessary. A lot of these…

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Signs Your Healthy Eating Regime isn’t as Healthy as You Think

We are all constantly bombarded with messages that we as a nation are unhealthy. We're getting more overweight and obese. We're not exercising enough. We drink too much and eat too much of the wrong foods. You're Always Hungry: One sure fire way of knowing that your new dietary lifestyle isn't sustainable is by how hungry…

How Healthy is Veganism Really?

The vegan diet has gained immense popularity. A dietary lifestyle that once seemed extreme, picky and difficult to cater for has become one of the hottest topics in heath and nutrition right now.  There is an onslaught of persuasive vegan media, vegan critics have gained more of a louder voice, and with tenacity the campaign…

Apple Harvesting and Juice Making with The Orchard Project

Last week at Growhampton - a sustainable social enterprise at the university of Roehampton, we teamed up with The Orachrd Project and  harvested apples from the campus orchard. Until recent years the orchard was completely grown over and had been neglected for a period of time. One of the tasks that Growhampton and The Orchard…