Explore Sussex Wholefoods Nuts!

Are nuts good for you? Yes, they are! Nuts are fantastic little packages of fibre, protein, healthy fats and minerals. They’re so good for human health that even if they didn’t taste so utterly wonderful, we’d probably still eat them for their superb medicinal value. They’re not just great to munch as snacks, though – nuts are incredibly versatile, and you can use them to make milk, cream, sauces, desserts and even cheese. Many types of nuts also lend themselves wonderfully to grinding down for flour, and can be used in this form to make bread, cakes and biscuits.

Health-wise, although they’re calorie dense, eating a small handful of nuts every day can kickstart various biological processes whereby we actually lose weight. They can also help us maintain heart health, fight diabetes, improve our skin and hair, strengthen our bones and even improve the functioning of our brains. At Healthy Supplies, we spend ages looking for the very best nuts in the world so you don’t have to, so let us take you through some of our very finest examples…

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Top tips from the Healthy Supplies team for a happier, healthier you

Here at Healthy Supplies, we like to keep a close eye on developments from the world of nutrition, and the latest health research on various foods and the ways they affect the human body. We’ve done the investigation so you don’t have to!

The Covid pandemic has brought home to everyone that mental health is just as important for our wellbeing as physical health, and opened our eyes about how closely the two are intertwined.

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Ten of the best picnic recipes

Everyone loves a picnic! It gives us a chance to meet and spend time with loved ones, enjoy the outdoors and (hopefully) soak up some sunlight. But all the beneficial effects of these things are reduced if we then stuff ourselves with high-calorie, low-nutrition foods full of processed carbohydrates, bad fats and refined sugars. Healthy picnic food needn’t mean boring picnic food!

When thinking about what to take on a picnic, try to choose natural, whole food-based recipes which will mean energy is released slowly, so you don’t get a short-lived burst of energy followed by a crash in blood sugar and a slump.

We have hundreds of fantastic ideas in our Recipes section, and here are ten of our tried-and-tested favourites for taking on a picnic…

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Wheatgrass – 8 reasons why you should include it as part of your diet

Wheatgrass is usually the number one go-to superfood for anyone setting out on a detox regime. It’s increasingly offered as a health tonic in juice bars, and you can buy it in powdered form too, either on its own or as part of a healthy blend.

The deep green colour of wheatgrass comes from the chlorophyll, a plant pigment which is made as a result of plants absorbing energy from the light of the sun. It supports the liver in removing toxins from the blood, and offers a wealth of other fantastic benefits for the human body, some of which we’ve outlined for you below…

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Ten ways you can lead a more eco-friendly life

Planet Earth is in crisis. Sea levels are rising as polar glaciers and ice sheets melt, while devastating floods are affecting more and more areas and extreme weather events increase in ferocity and regularity. We need to act quickly to prevent large parts of Earth becoming uninhabitable because of climate change.

One way we can make a change is by rejecting ‘fast fashion’ and buying only second-hand or sustainable clothing. It takes about 2,700 litres of water to make just one t-shirt , which is enough water for one person to drink for 900 days. Hermione Berendt of Extinction Rebellion says “Black, indigenous and people of colour living in the global south are already the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which are fuelled partly by fast fashion.”

We know many of the things we need to do to ensure the planet remains habitable for our species: fly less, drive less, plant trees and leave fossil fuels behind; insulate our homes and reduce energy usage; save water; aim for a zero waste existence. Here are some of our top tips for living in harmony with our planet…

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What is Earth Day and why is it important?

The United Nations has stated that climate change is the defining crisis of our time and is happening even more quickly than was feared. Dire warnings are everywhere about the future (or lack of it) that awaits us if we don’t change our planet-wrecking ways soon. This Guardian article published in 2020 scared a lot of people with its horrifying look at a world in 2050 where climate warnings have not been heeded and time is up for the human race. Luckily there was a sister article describing the planet’s progress if we manage to tackle climate change and live in a more environmentally-friendly way.

No corner of the planet is immune from the devastating consequences of climate change – rising temperatures are fuelling environmental degradation, weather extremes, natural disasters, economic disruption, food and water insecurity, conflict and terrorism. But if we act quickly and cleverly, we can reverse these trends and work together towards a better future. So here’s what you need to know about Earth Day…

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Sussex Wholefoods – an introduction to our range

Sussex Wholefoods is Healthy Supplies’ in-house line of natural, healthy, high-quality whole foods, packed in Sussex. We’re well-known for having one of the finest ranges of freeze-dried fruit anywhere in the world.

Sussex Wholefoods was born in 2009 after we became dissatisfied with the range of healthy food commonly sold in the UK, knowing there were a lot more fantastic-tasting, health-giving ingredients out there which weren’t on the shelves of our local supermarkets. We’re very discerning about what we sell under the banner of Sussex Wholefoods, and actually reject more products than we take on. Where possible, we like to offer organic versions, and have a no-nonsense approach where we keep an eye on medical research and try to reject any ‘faddy’ products for which there is no real evidence of health benefits.

It’s also very important to us to remember to choose products that are fun to eat. We believe healthy eating shouldn’t be a sacrifice – if you enjoy the food you eat, it’s much more likely you’ll continue to eat it!

Finally, we love our snacks! We feel that if you’re going to treat yourself to something special, it should be as minimally-processed as possible – that’s why our delectable range of snacks and treats is made where possible from natural and unrefined ingredients.

So come and explore what’s on offer….

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Ten Ways To Eat More Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a wheat substitute. It comes from a flowering plant that is distantly related to knotweed and rhubarb. Despite its name, Buckwheat is not related to wheat and is completely gluten-free. It does however taste and behave quite similarly to wheat.

Buckwheat is very beneficial to our health and is thought to help lower cholesterol, fight diabetes and aid digestion! All of these are great reasons to eat more Buckwheat, but just in case you needed more tempting have a look at our ten ways to use buckwheat…

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What’s all this about whole foods?
As Western diets move further into the realm of highly-processed foods full of empty calories, it’s more important than ever to incorporate whole foods into our meals. Whole foods are those which remain closest to the state they’re found in nature, with minimal processing – and no added sugars!

Here are 5 big health benefits of eating whole foods:

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An Introduction to Green Tea

The phrase ‘Green Tea’ covers a wide range of different products, and can range from the mildest, daintiest cuppa to the most intense, knock-your-socks-off dynamite brew.

We stock a wide range of green teas from many different parts of the world. These have very different properties depending on where and how they were grown, when they were harvested and how they were processed.

So what is green tea? Have a look at our green tea primer:

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