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12 May

Vitamin C In Vegetables

We all know that if we’re feeling a bit poorly, vitamin C can help boost your immune system. Most people will associate this water-soluble vitamin with citrus fruits but many vegetables have an abundance of this vitamin. Check the list below: RDA = 40 mg Red peppers – have lots of vitamin C, around 110mg […]

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2 May

Are You Getting Enough Fibre?

Are you getting enough Fibre? If you ever get the feeling of bloating or constipation you may not be getting enough fibre in your diet. Fibre is a vital part of digestive health and should be regular part of a healthy balanced diet. Fibre is found in all plant based foods (not protein), and we […]

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18 Apr

Circulation

Poor circulation is a common problem caused by a number of conditions. Coronary Heart disease (CHD), diabetes, obesity and smoking are some of the many causes of poor circulation. Regular exercise has many benefits plus certain foods will also help with circulation. Garlic is well known for its beneficial impact on circulation and heart health. Studies […]

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30 Mar

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ground pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons whole-wheat breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts   Step 1 Preheat oven to 425 F / 220 C. Line a large rimmed baking sheet […]

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23 Mar

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 tsbn for pan / & 1 tspn for brushing. 1 bunch spring onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 300g (2/3 of a bag) fresh spinach, chopped 64g crumbled feta cheese, plus 1 tablespoon 64g chopped fresh dill ¼ teaspoon ground pepper ⅛ teaspoon […]

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16 Mar

High Protein Veg

Maybe as a child you hated the thought of eating veggies, But mum knows best! They’re packed with nutrients that support gut health and help your body to function at its best. Protein helps to regulate sugar levels keeping you fuller for longer and great for weight management. But not all veggies are high in […]

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9 Mar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the natural sugars found in fresh apples. Producers extract the juice and add yeast, which ferments and turn into alcohol. They add bacteria for a second fermentation, turning it into acetic acid; the active ingredient in vinegar.  There are two different types of apple cider vinegar, one is […]

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22 Nov

Good Verses Bad

Good verses Bad Did you know we as people are only about 10% human? Well, bacteria in your intestine, known as gut flora, outnumber our human cells 10 to 1. We have around 40 trillion of them! Research shows that these bacteria (some good some bad) can have profound implications on our health, affecting everything from […]

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16 Nov

Serotonin

What is serotonin? It’s pretty darn important actually.   Serotonin is the feel-good hormone that balances our mood, feelings, and state of well-being. Underestimate it at your peril, as Serotonin impacts your entire body.   It helps: Reduce depression and anxiety Heal wounds Maintain bone health Is responsible for our sleeping, eating, and digestion.   As […]

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14 Nov

Daylight

Daylight Did you know that the clocks changing can actually have a big effect on our wellbeing? Daylight is really important for our health. It’s a well-known fact that when sunlight hits our skin it creates a chemical reaction that produces vitamin D3. Whilst we can get vitamin D through our diet, sunlight is still […]

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