Cooking for Health
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in healthy eating and cooking. Whether you want to learn how to cook nutritious meals for family and friends, or want to improve your own knowledge and recipe repertoire, this course offers a perfect introduction to healthy cooking.
- Optimise the nutritional and therapeutic value of food
- Prepare nutritious meals without compromising on flavour
- Learn to use fresh and tasty ingredients to support key aspects of health.
Through a combination of in-class sessions, cookery demonstrations and tastings, you will discover how to use fresh natural ingredients to cook tasty, body-nourishing recipes. You will also learn the nutritional and therapeutic value of foods and what makes a balanced meal. We believe that healthy food can and should be delicious and nutritious!
Intro/Overview of course Where did it all go wrong? The Standard Western Diet/Ultraprocessed Foods/Getting back to a ‘real Food’ approach
The immune system Can we help support it’s functioning with food? Yes! How the immune system functions (v basic)/importance of polysachharides/zinc/vitamin C/garlic
Fibre Our digestive health – let’s talk poo! Focus on soluble and insoluble fibre/functions of (including gut microbiota/easy ways to boost intake/healthy swaps (minestrone soup makeover)
Sugar and blood sugar balance Do you get ‘hangry’ or mid-afternoon snoozy? The white stuff should go. Sugar/added sugar/food labelling/clever marketing/food manufacturing and hyper-palatability/smart swaps and how reduce it/snacking
Heart Health The Mediterranean diet: not all fat is bad fat! How we can make the Mediterranean diet work for us/what foods to include/quality over quantity/portion sizes
How to reduce inflammation An anti-inflammatory way of eating: Eat the Rainbow Overview of phytonutrients, antioxidants, gut health
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