Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Health benefits of chocolate main

5 surprising health benefits of chocolate

And now for the good news… eating chocolate (in moderation) has a number of health benefits, from fighting disease to boosting your mood.
Alopecia can affect anyone at any age (iStock/PA)

Alopecia is ‘never just hair’ – here’s what you need to know

Hair loss can have a big impact on the children and adults affected, but what causes it and will it grow back? Lisa Salmon finds out more.
Rick Stein's fish tacos (James Murphy/PA)

How to make Rick Stein’s fish tacos with chilli and coriander

Crisp fish in batter that crackles under your teeth, topped with chunks of creamy avocado and a sharp, fiery salsa oozing with lime.
Tree pruning when to call in the experts Pruning of trees with secateurs in the garden

Shrub and tree pruning – when to call in the experts

Do your shrubs and trees need pruning? Rather than pick up the pruning shears yourself, it may pay to get the professionals in.
Paddleboarding is set to be this summer’s standout activity (iStock/PA)

Why stand-up paddleboarding is this summer’s hottest staycation workout

Stand-up paddleboarding is enjoying a major moment. Liz Connor finds out why more and more of us are taking to the water on two feet.

Wise Living essentials

Spinach and chickpea curry

Chickpeas are the star of the show with this speedy vegan curry dish from Ella Mills, aka Deliciously Ella. It's the ideal batch cooking recipe too.


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