Smarter Health Blog

Food, news, fitness and wellbeing tips for a sweeter life.

Breakfast, jam, spreads, toast, bread

Breakfast around the world

Dinner or breakfast? Well you may be surprised to find out that ‘dinner’ in Old English (disner) means to break a fast and was back then used to describe the first meal eaten in the day. Its meaning later shifted but the word breakfast only came into use in the 15th century to describe a…

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Streamline Jam competition

Tasty ways to cut sugar this summer

At Streamline, we don’t think making healthier choices should mean you have to compromise on taste. We’re passionate about putting flavour first, so whilst our jams and marmalades have 30% less sugar than standard jams, we’ve packed in 40% more delicious fruit. Using Streamline jam and marmalade can help you cut down on the amount…

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5 tips for healthier alfresco eating

5 top tips for healthier alfresco and barbecue eating

For most of us, cooking and eating outdoors is what summer is all about. It’s the perfect excuse to showcase foods packed with colour and flavour and re-ignite our love affair with the barbecue. So this summer, make it fun and try new things while making it healthier too.   Make veggies the star of…

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Upcycled jam jars ideas

Give your jam jars a new lease of life!

Flowers are probably the most obvious choice to fill your jam jars with but jars are so versatile. They provide endless opportunities for giving thrifty but appealing gifts, crafting stylish decorations and of course, making practical yet lovely storage. Jam jars come in all shapes and sizes, some with easier to peel labels than others,…

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Grow your own bounty

Spring is finally here! How do you fancy creating your own supply of juicy fruits, crunchy vegetables and fresh salad greens? Growing fruit and veg is a popular, cost effective and productive way to use your garden although don’t let the lack of outdoor space stop you! Many varieties can be grown in pots, hanging…

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Streamline Foods Flavour First

Is it just a matter of taste ?

Did you ever wonder why your favourite foods taste so good? Well, you can thank your taste buds for letting you appreciate the sweetness of strawberries and the bitterness of lemons. Taste buds are sensory organs that are found on the tongue and allow to experience tastes that are sweet, savoury, salty, sour and bitter….

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Keep your healthy glow this winter

There’s nothing quite like getting home from the chilly evenings and snuggling up in the warm with a hot cuppa and a few sweet treats. Temperatures may be dropping but two things will be on the up, the central heating and our favourite comfort foods and puddings. It’s a well-known fact that central heating dries…

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