10 September 2019
It’s not often everyone’s favourite vegetable, but cauliflower is a healthy option when it comes to serving up a side of vegetables with your meals. It’s versatile too, with numerous recipes including it, or even whole dishes dedicated to it (cauliflower cheese is particularly delicious). But what exactly are cauliflower’s health benefits?
02 September 2019
A Mediterranean diet is eating a mixture of foods from countries, which border the Mediterranean Sea such as Greece, Italy and Spain. Cuisines vary from country to country and vary in each region, but they are based on similar food groups. In general, the Mediterranean way means eating more fresh fruit, vegetable, olive oil, wholegrains and fish while limiting the amount of meat and dairy.
The immune system is the body's defence against diseases and infections. It attacks organisms and substances that invade the body and cause disease (known as pathogens) through a series of steps called the immune response. In this blog we are going to look at nutrients you can find in foods and drinks that have been proven to help the immune system do its job. Below each nutrient we have listed some foods you might try and add to your diet to help your immune system.
As we get older our sleeping patterns and routines can change making us more likely to wake during the night or early morning. The recommended amount of sleep per night is 7-9 hours. If you lose a night or two of sleep, or sleep poorly, you may feel groggy and irritable. But if this continues, lack of sleep can affect your overall health and put you at risk of serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. But what if you are struggling to sleep?
According to the NHS, 78,000 people in the UK die from smoking. The health risks that smoking comes with are numerous and even if you don’t smoke, if people around you do you can still be exposed to many of those risks too. Here are ten reasons to consider quitting for good.
GP24 Advice Line
At CS Healthcare, we are always looking at ways to improve the products and services we offer to our members. We understand that accessing GP services quickly and at a time convenient for you can be challenging. This is why we are pleased to announce we are improving the advice line service that is available to all our members.
CS Healthcare has been providing private healthcare for 90 years and during that time, we’ve discovered there are some medical phrases and terms that cause confusion. Our Jargon Buster is designed to simplify any complicated terms that you may not be familiar with. Make sure you refer back to it any time you're feeling unsure about a word or meaning as you are browsing the site.
Confused? Take a look at our Jargon Buster
Our Jargon Buster is designed to simplify any complicated terms that you may not be familiar with. Make sure you refer back to it any time you're feeling unsure about a word or meaning as you're browsing the site.