Welcome
Local Diary
Holidays
News and Views
Business
Contact Us
Barnstaple Best
BarnstapleThe Town CentreShopping in BarnstapleLeisureSportFood and DrinkTourismAccommodationAttractionsBusiness ResourcesBusiness A to ZEducationLocal NewsAdd Business

Paid Links:

Sponsor This Page! Click Here

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dreaming of a "Green" Christmas? Click here for your handy recycling guide to the festive period.
To help you get organised click here....
Health... aggghhh its a stressy time, click here for help and advice.
Family Relations and Stress, who needs it! Click here.
Decoration Tips are found here.
and finally dont spend to much, Click here for help and advice.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Health

Tips for a Healthy Christmas

• Start the day with a healthy breakfast, something like fruit salad and yoghurt would be a good choice. If you start the day with a healthy breakfast you'll be less tempted to nibble during the morning.

• For the main meal keep the starter light and simple – it means less work for whoever's doing the cooking and less calories and fat. Good choices include melon and Parma ham, or smoked salmon or shellfish.

• Choosing a stuffing made from chestnuts or dried fruits instead of the traditional sausage meat stuffing and you'll also save about 100 calories and 11g fat per serving.

• Bigger is always better particularly when you're talking about roast potatoes. Larger potatoes absorb less fat during roasting. Par boil potatoes first, then brush with a little olive oil before finishing off in the oven.

• Make bread sauce with skimmed milk rather than full fat. Choose low fat chipolatas and make bacon rolls with lean bacon rather than streaky.

• Break with tradition – save the Christmas pudding for Boxing day. On Christmas day serve something light like tropical fruit salad or champagne sorbet with fresh berries.

• Serve Christmas pudding with Greek yoghurt or custard rather than double cream or brandy butter.

• Rather than slumping in front of the telly after lunch go for a brisk walk or a gentle bike ride. A breath of fresh air will help clear your head and in just 30 minutes you can burn 200 calories – the equivalent to one mince pie.

Give that hangover the heave ho-ho:
Don't drink on an empty stomach. Food helps mop up the alcohol, preventing it from passing directly into your bloodstream.

Take more water with it. Hangovers are caused by the dehydrating effects of alcohol.

If your befuddled brain can cope with it, take a dose of paracetamol, ibruprofen or morning-after medication before falling into bed.

Get fresh and fruity. Vitamin C can alleviate the worst effects, and juices or smoothies are the easiest way to get it down you.

Blow away the fug. A brisk walk or some gentle exercise will help return the metabolism to normal.

Restorative brew. No, not lager: the caffeine in tea or coffee will give you a kick-start while rehydrating your system.

Try a large glass of apple juice, sweetened with a little honey, topped up with a little sparkling water. It's gentler on the stomach than orange juice and provides an instant hit of glucose which will help restore blood sugar levels, vitamin C and fluid to rehydrate the body.

Need a web designer?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Click here for shopping directory or click on the buttons for Barnstaple shops.

home | diary | holidays | news | business | contact | barnstaple | town centre | shopping | leisure | sport | food & drink | tourism | accommodation | attractions | business a to z | education | add business | local weather | local surf | bypass | jobs | cars | property | xmas | speed cameras | traffic news

 

Christmas in Barnstaple :: Family and Relationships!
Local Weather
Local Surf
Barnstaple ByPass Web Cam
Local Vacancies
New and Used Cars
Property
Christmas Opening Times
Devon Speed Cameras
Local Traffic News and BlackSpots
<
'A''B''C''D''E''F''G''H''I''J''K''L''M''N''O''P''Q''R''S''T''U''V''W''X''Y''Z'
Parking
Toga Beach........!
Barnstaple Web DesignAdvanced Driver Solutions:: We have vacancies, click for contact detailsDan the Gardener :: recycling tips for kids and adults.. click here to see details on how t o save the planetDing Dong :: Barnstaple Town Centres Wedding Section...