Chickpeas Are Good For You!

Chickpea Benefits: Contain Iron, Protein and Zinc  Help to improve body function Reduce risk of anaemia and weakness Improve concentration Boosts immune system health Enhances hair health and growth Help to regulate blood sugar levels For a healthy kick, throw into salads, curries or soups – or why not try making your own hummus!?

Chia Seed Craze!

This nutrient rich Aztec Super Food has been shown to: Enhance skin health  Improve concentration / brain power Improve eye sight Strengthen teeth and bones Reduce risk of heart related disorders Maintain weight  Improve digestion  Did you know that 1 ounce of chia seeds is the equivalent to: – 3 carrots – 1/2 cup spinach …

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Can Thyme help your Respiratory System? 

Thyme can produce an essential oil which is rich in antiseptic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the mouth and throat infections. Thyme also contains expectorant and antispasmodic properties, making it an excellent treatment for bronchitis, chesty coughs and upper respiratory infections! 

Super Sprouts!

Love or Hate this festive veggie but with so many benefits here is why it should be part of your diet all year round!  Brussel Sprouts contain: High levels of Vitamin K, helping to enhance bone health by preventing the calcification of tissues  Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory agents which have been shown to aid brain and …

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Positive about Pears! 

Did you know that these little fruits are packed with nutritional benefits?! They have been shown to:  Enhance Bone Health Containing magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium and copper, these minerals help to reduce bone mineral loss, fending off conditions such as Osteoporosis and general weakness.  Boost Antioxidants  Antioxidants help to eliminate free radicals in the body, …

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Is everyone drinking enough water today? Stay hydrated and boost your fluid intake by mixing your water with fruity infusions such as strawberries and cucumber! This combination can aid digestion, increase metabolism plus it helps you get your five a day! 

Krazy about Kale!

Try bulking up your meals with Kale; it’s great raw, just tossed into salads and when it’s cooked it can be used as a super side dish to any meal! This leafy green is know for it’s following health and nutrient properties: Rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C & K! Calcium and Potassium Folic …

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Bread, Pasta and Rice; Why Carbohydrates are bad for you!

Carbohydrates, grains such as rice, wheat, corn and oats are a common part of our diets. Stocked in supermarkets, they are often refined – this involves the removal of bran and germ, important dietary fibres, B vitamins and minerals, resulting in long life products such as white rice and white bread. Carbohydrates contain sugar, increasing …

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Are you getting enough Fibre?

Fibre aids digestive health, can help to lower cholesterol, maintain a healthy weight and is also rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The British Nutrition Foundation recommend a 30g intake of fibre per day. Foods rich in fibre: Guava Figs Raspberries Prunes Kidney beans Dates Black beans / French beans Avocado Bulgar wheat Lentils Almonds …

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