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"It is about health and wellbeing, not being skinny"

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There are so many bloggers nowadays, there has never been as much information available about the topics which interest us. And the majority of people are concerned with healthy eating. And as a nation, we certainly need to be, as we are heavier than ever. Scary recent figures indicate that 85 per cent of Irish women will be overweight and 57 per cent obese by 2030 while around 89 percent of Irish men will be classified as overweight, with some 48 per cent obese.

Abolition of milk quotas will benefit farmers in Mayo – O’Mahony

“The abolition of milk quotas will be of huge benefit to dairy farmers in Mayo,” said Mayo Fine Gael Deputy John O’Mahony Fine. Deputy O’Mahony was speaking on Wednesday as the first day of April marked the ending of milk quotas across the European Union.

Ten steps to effective studying

1. Try not to become obsessed about the time you spend studying or revising. Concentrate instead on what tasks you must achieve. Allocate a specific amount of time to each otherwise it may take hours to complete what should take minutes.

Buy local - Make this Christmas a happy one for your community

Macra na Feirme has launched their campaign to promote local farmers and encourage consumers to make community focused-purchases this Christmas, and beyond.

New campaign urges consumers to check the dates and cut food waste

New research by safefood for its Cut Food Waste campaign has revealed that 32 per cent of consumers believe ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates on food labels mean the same thing. The research also revealed that 44 per cent of consumers know there is a difference between the two but are unsure which is which.

Strong link between stress levels and digestive health issues

Irish people are feeling the effects of the recession, working longer hours and juggling more family commitments than ever before. According to a recent attitudinal survey conducted by Danone, 58 per cent of those in Mayo who claim they are always stressed, recognise that their digestive health has an impact on their stress levels. Sixty per cent of those in Mayo who claimed that they were “stressed all or most of the time” spend less than 15 minutes eating their main meal even though 52 per cent are aware that rushing a meal has a very negative effect on the digestive system.

Portumna students go udderly mad with new short moo-vie

Students and teachers at Portumna Community School have been startled over the past few weeks by the sight of a cow running through the corridors and stealing the lunches off the students.

Just the tonic!

There is no substitute for a healthy balanced diet, but from time to time we need a little boost in the form of a tonic or supplement. Times a boost may be needed include busy periods at work, stressful periods, or after an illness. Whelehans Traditional Tonic from Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar contains stress-busting and energy-releasing B vitamins and iron.

Battle of the chefs on November 16

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This is an event which promises to be great fun and a great culinary experience while helping four worthy charities. The charities to benefit are Console, Down Syndrome Ireland, Cancer Care West and The Galway Lions Club. The event will take place in The Salthill Hotel on Wednesday November 16. Tickets cost €50 and are available from The Salthill Hotel on 091 548808, and also from the designated charities above.

Mauritian Creole Restaurant, Forster Street

I had passed the sign for this restaurant a couple of times and wondered what exactly is a Mauritian Creole restaurant and also wondered about the significance of the bird on the signage that looked a bit like a fat turkey. First of all the Mauritian part of the title indicates that the owners and chef are from Mauritius and the Creole part of the name comes from the fact that the French created a huge plantation business in Mauritius during the 1700s and the language that developed among the slaves was a version of the French that was called creole. The slaves were from Africa, Madagascar and India, so as you can imagine the food has many influences. Finally the picture of the fat bird is a dodo, which became extinct in Mauritius around the end of the 1600s.


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