Super-useful vitamin D helps us absorb calcium from the food we eat, which in turn maintains healthy bones and strong teeth. It’s also a really handy vitamin for keeping our muscles working properly – helping us balance, which is particularly important for older people.
More and more people are looking for meat alternatives as they choose to follow vegetarian, vegan or plant-based diets. This can be for various reasons – for health, the environment or ethical choices.
Asparagus is a real treat – and it’s only in season for a few weeks of the year. If you can get hold of very fresh asparagus, all it needs is a quick dip in boiling water, followed by a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.
The joy of eating seasonal vegetables is enjoying the natural variety available throughout the year. Look for British courgettes in the shops in mid-to-late summer, and if you can grow them at home, even better.