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Dr. Rupy Aujla on a mission to improve health in UK

Speaks with the London-based doctor to find out what the fresh produce sector stands to gain.

Essentially, Dr. Aujla is practicing ‘culinary medicine’ – the optimisation of patients’ nutrition by combining the art of cooking with the science of medicine. The movement may not be new, but awareness in the UK remains relatively low, even among health care practitioners. 

At the same time, there remain high incidences of chronic illnesses that doctors believe could be reversed or simply avoided through improved lifestyle and nutrition, particularly by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Those include: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke and angina. 

Dr. Aujla is a firm believer of culinary medicine or lifestyle medicine, having himself overcome a heart condition by making changes to his lifestyle, especially his diet. As one of the most exciting new names on the UK health and food scene, he is determined to spread the word about the importance of nutrient-dense diets, particularly plant-focused diets that naturally feature high levels of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The Everyday Diabetic Cookbook
224 pages
The Everyday Diabetic Cookbook

This cookbook contains 200 tasty recipes that provide healthy, high energy meals and is written by Stella Bowling, the British Diabetic AssociationÕs Head of Diet Information Service.

"Good Housekeeping" Simple Diabetic Cookbook, Over 100 Easy-to-Make Recipes for Diabetics
144 pages
"Good Housekeeping" Simple Diabetic Cookbook, Over 100 Easy-to-Make Recipes for Diabetics

Once you become used to the ingredients and methods used it will become second nature to think ahead and plan your meals using these recipes. Using this book, anyone living with diabetes can always find something delicious to eat.

Busy People's Diabetic Cookbook
288 pages
Busy People's Diabetic Cookbook

Busy People's Diabetic Cookbook is the answer for everyone who wants to eat healthier without sacrificing what is most important to them - delicious flavor!

The Complete Quick and Hearty Diabetic Cookbook
286 pages
The Complete Quick and Hearty Diabetic Cookbook

Second Edition The Complete Quick & Hearty Diabetic Cookbook features dozens of simple yet delicious recipes from appetizers and salads to pasta, poultry, and desserts. Choose from more than 200 fast and simple-to-make, low- fat recipes with old-fashioned good taste, including: s Mediterranean Chicken Salad s Baked Chicken with Wine Sauce s Pork Niçoise s Sweet Potato and Zucchini Bread s Monterey Jack Cheese Quiche Squares These are homestyle favorites brought ...

Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Church Suppers Diabetic Cookbook, 500 Great Stove-Top And Oven Recipes-- For Everyone!
284 pages
Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Church Suppers Diabetic Cookbook, 500 Great Stove-Top And Oven Recipes-- For Everyone!

This brand new collection from New York Times bestselling cookbook author, Phyllis Pellman Good, will turn these events into pure pleasure for ANY ONE who wants to eat nutritionally—and enjoy every bite!

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The sweet life - with less sugar
The sweet life - with less sugar His isn't the first cookbook to produce great recipes for people with diabetes, but it's probably the most glamorous – and with Moore's name on it also more likely to find a place in the regular cookbook sections of book shops rather than on the

The sweet Summit without sugar
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Trying to lose weight? Fill your plate with fiber
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Looking at cookbooks
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Whole-grain salads with nutritious flavor
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