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Energy Sustaining Foods

Eating properly is essential to having a healthy lifestyle, and eating food with a good nutritional value, which also sustains your energy throughout the day, is one of the best ways to do this. All of these ingredients are also perfect breakfast foods – to start your day right – or can make a great snack to see you through the afternoon.

Foods that keep your energy levels steady throughout the day are often rich in fibre or complex carbohydrates, both of which release energy slowly into the bloodstream. Sugary foods and processed carbohydrates cause a spike in energy levels, which consequently sees a sudden crash in energy levels shortly afterwards. The glycaemic index is a good guide to choosing foods that may help maintain your energy, however this shouldn’t be used as a definitive diet guide.

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Welcome to our wonderful November issue. This month it’s all about comfort – wave goodbye to those slim-fitting summer clothes and shimmy on into your favourite jeans, a thick-knit jumper and even a pair of slippers if you want to ‘go the full mile’… for winter is finally upon us. It always surprises me when we reach this time of year, how much I actually enjoy the winter season. Though it seems to stretch on for an eternity, after the glorious summer we’ve had, the crisp, fresh mornings, pale blue skies and frost-covered grass are a welcome sight. Winter also brings with it a host of festivities, each as exciting as the next and each demanding their own delicious festive feast. And though we’re moving towards the season of true indulgence – Christmas – it’s important not to completely forget the healthy, plant-based diet you’ve been working all year to follow. To help you keep on the right track, we’re talking to Dr. Sarah Brewer about the importance of protein (p.46); we’ll introduce you to the veg you could be missing: cavolo nero (p.48), and we’re even getting a little advice from one of our favourite doctors, Dr. Jenna Macciochi, on how to steer