Woman’s Weekly Healthy Living editor Geoff Palmer shares some secrets from the new March issue, on sale on the 12th March
Boost your Health
Did you know you should cook your carrots whole? Apparently they have 25% more of the cancer-fighting compound called falcarinol than chopped ones, according to a study from Newcastle University. They also retain more of their natural sugars, so they’ll also taste better.
And did you know that taking the stairs every day could significantly increase your life expectancy, by improving fitness levels and reducing body fat, according to a Swiss study. The health benefits could reduce your risk of early death by 15%.
Find out more in our 30 Instant Health Boosters feature.
The points on our body which acupuncturists target with their needles (called acupoints) can also be stimulated with pressure, in the therapy acupressure. And it seems that there are acupoints on our little finger that, when stimulated, alleviate snoring.
You can now buy a special ring you can wear through the night which stimulates the points – giving you and your partner a less interrupted rest.
Find out more in our acupressure feature.
Tomatoes are richer in the powerful antioxident, lycopene, when cooked. So why not try our absolutely gorgeous recipe for Lamb Provençal? There’s never been a tastier way of helping your health.
We’ve got 16 pages of recipes in the magazine and they’ve all been prepared and tested in our own Woman’s Weekly kitchens – so they are guaranteed to work…and taste delicious!
Health in your face
When you look at your eyes in the mirror, do you have a white ring round the iris?
This is known as a corneal arcus or arcus senilis. You may have heard that research suggests this is a sign of raised levels of cholesterol. But in fact this is only the case in younger adults. It becomes more common as we get older, and once we’re in our 50s, it is no longer a symptom of high cholesterol but simply of fat deposits and needs no treatment. However. some people with high cholesterol have small white/yellowish lumps in the skin around the eyes.
Find out more, and discover other vital clues to your wellbeing from just looking at your face, in our A Mirror To Your Health feature