Investing in Your Health

4 Jun 2017

As you'll have seen from the previous blog, fennel has many health benefits and alongside that it tastes delicious.  There are many ways it can be used in recipes whether raw or cooked, below are a few to try out...

Fennel Salad

1 fennel bulb, shaved paper thin with a ma...

1 Jun 2017

Fennel originates from the Mediterranean where it is has been long used for culinary and medicinal reasons. It primarily grows in coastal climates and on river banks and is widely used around the world in mouth fresheners, toothpastes, desserts and antacids.

health bene...

15 May 2017

May is Stroke Awareness month so we wanted to post some tips on how you can reduce your risk of having a stroke and take better care of your heart.

  • Get a good night's sleep - less than 6 hours sleep a night can increase your risk of heart disease by almost 80%!  A l...

7 May 2017

We are very proud to announce that the gaché's health club team are the winners of Horsham Sports Club's rowing challenge of 2017 with a total of 7991km in 30 minutes, and we were up against some very strong competition!

A huge thank you to our team members - Matt Palm...

1 May 2017

Native to Europe and Asia watercress is in season from March through to September. This peppery, aquatic member of the brassica family is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables to be eaten by humans.

Best eaten raw, just give it a good washing and drying off before usi...

1 May 2017

A cruciferous plant, watercress has many health benefits, including a high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties.

Weight for weight, watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than...

2 Apr 2017

Orecchiette with Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Chilli

This recipe is very popular in southern Italy and serves 3 people as a main course (4 as a starter)

350g orecchiette pasta
250g sprouting broccoli
1 tsp chopped red chilli
2 cloves garlic, sliced
50g Pecorino cheese
3 t...

2 Apr 2017

A cruciferous vegetable purple sprouting broccoli has a number of important health benefits. It contains the phytochemical sulphoraphane (thought to help prevent cancer) and also may provide resistance to heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Purple sprouting brocco...

1 Apr 2017

Eating seasonally has great health benefits - fruit and vegetables are more likely to be locally sourced, therefore will be fresher and won’t have travelled too far - which can result in loss of nutritional value.

in season at present are:

cauliflower

celeriac

grapefruit

le...

16 Mar 2017

A study carried out by the University of California - San Diego has shown that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are les...

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