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EIGHT FUN RECIPES FOR CHILDREN!

If you’re running out of things to do with the kids during the summer holidays, keep your little monsters busy in the kitchen with our super-fun recipes! We think it is the perfect opportunity to teach children the importance (and fun) of healthy cooking!

Here are eight of our favourite child-friendly recipes! You can include your little ones in the making of these delicious treats. Some recipes require more supervision than others.

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ADVENT CALENDAR 2018

We have hand picked the most beautiful and unique Advent Calendars for you this year. There is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a sugar-free alternative, or a guaranteed gluten-free treat, or an ethically made calendar. We have a fantastic range of free from and beautifully decorated treats for you. Check out our top picks for 2018!

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CHIA SEEDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

It’s easy to incorporate chia seeds into your daily diet! Add to smoothies, sprinkle over cereals, use to thicken desserts or simply eat by the handful.

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SEVEN DAY BREAKFAST PLANNER

Making small changes to your diet and exercise routine can have big positive impacts on your overall health and well-being. Here we have seven day’s worth of breakfast recipes for you to try! There is a great selection of smoothies, porridge and pancakes that will help you kick start your day! Remember little changes can make a big difference.

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Gut health – why is it so important?

In recent years, scientific research on gut health has uncovered information suggesting that a healthy digestive system is essential for maintaining our immune system, mental health, good skin and a host of other bodily processes.

Every human has a whole ecosystem of microorganisms living in their intestines. They are known collectively as our gut microbiome, and are made up of several hundred types of ‘good’ bacteria, working together to keep our biological processes functioning effectively.

We should strive to make our digestive system a home for the widest variety possible of these beneficial bacteria, and be aware that if our diets are bad and their number is reduced, this can lead to a diminished immune system and susceptibility to disease.

So how can we improve gut health?

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What is the Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic (or ‘Keto’) Diet is very popular for people wanting to lose weight and increase their body’s overall health. The idea is that by changing the way you eat in order to trigger certain processes in the body, you can shed pounds while protecting yourself against several serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

While low carb diets diets such as the Atkins Diet come and go, the ketogenic diet has gained significant traction in recent years, and looks set to stick around, with a large group of dieters claiming it has hugely improved their health and wellbeing.

So is the Keto Diet any good? How can you get on board and harness its health benefits? Let’s take a closer look…

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TOP TEN WARMING WINTER DRINKS

When it’s cold and wet outside, what better way to relax than snuggling up on the sofa with one of our gorgeous winter warming drinks? We’ve come up with some fantastic ideas for healthy versions of seasonal favourites, with some delightful twists and variations, and here are ten of our favourites.
So dive in, give them a go and warm yourself up!

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Vegan lunches to fuel your day

If you are new to veganism or if you are tired of taking the same hummus salad sandwiches to work each day, we are here to inspire you! Check out our compendium of delectable lunch recipes!

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How to Naturally Aid Sleep

A good night’s sleep is not just a luxury; it’s a fundamental pillar of overall health. The consequences of sleep deprivation extend far beyond feeling tired the next day. Scientific research has unveiled a myriad of health implications associated with inadequate sleep, ranging from compromised cardiovascular health to significant impacts on mental well-being. In this article, we’ll delve into the importance of quality sleep and explore ten health foods that are scientifically proven to aid sleep naturally.

Lack of sufficient sleep can have a profound effect on endothelial function, the lining of our arteries. Studies have shown that inadequate sleep may impair endothelial function, increasing the risk of cardiovascular issues such as heart attacks. The endothelium plays a crucial role in regulating blood flow, maintaining blood vessel health, and managing inflammation. When sleep is compromised, these functions can be negatively affected, contributing to the development of cardiovascular problems.

Moreover, the link between sleep and mental health is undeniable. Sleep deprivation can lead to mood swings, heightened stress levels, and an increased risk of developing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. The intricate interplay between sleep and mental well-being underscores the significance of establishing healthy sleep patterns for a sound mind and body.

Now, let’s explore ten health foods that can play a pivotal role in promoting a restful night’s sleep, thereby contributing to improved cardiovascular health and enhanced mental well-being.

 

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Some of the Healthiest, Most Helpful Herbal Infusions