Even if you’re careful to stick to sensible drinking levels throughout the rest of the year, chances are you probably let your hair down a bit over Christmas and New Year, and forget to keep track of how much you’re drinking.
According to the latest statistics from the Department of Health and Food Standards Agency, two percent of adults and children in the UK are vegetarian (that’s more than a million people altogether). But while that’s good news for turkeys, if one or more of your Christmas guests is a vegetarian and you’re not used to catering for them, it could add to your stress levels at this time of year.
Stress can affect all areas of your life, including the time you spend at work. According to figures in the latest Labour Force Survey from the Health and Safety Executive, the number of work-related illnesses caused by stress is dropping – though according to the latest statistics from the mental health charity MIND, more than half of workers still say they find work very or fairly stressful.
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As well as being lower in fat, this recipe from the California Prune Board uses puréed prunes to replace some of the sugar (drain and blend tinned prunes in fruit juice). Make it even healthier by not making any icing and instead serving with a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt.