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Some health tips to help you lead a hale and hearty life!

  • HYDRATE OFTEN

    HYDRATE OFTEN

    The heat increases the risk of dehydration. Start your day by drinking two glasses of water and keep drinking at each meal, as well as before and after your workout. Read more...

  • EASE HEADACHES WITH LIME

    EASE HEADACHES WITH LIME

    Limes have been found to be a natural cure for frequent headaches or migraines. The scent of limes is thought to be good for headaches. To help ease the pain, cut a lime in Read more...

  • DE-STRESS WITH FOOD

    DE-STRESS WITH FOOD

    Foods rich in magnesium (known as the calming mineral), such as spinach, avocados, soyabean, almonds and salmon can help you stop feeling stressed. Read more...

  • KEEP YOUR BONES HEALTHY

    KEEP YOUR BONES HEALTHY

    Bone is continuously changing, new bone is made and old bone broken down. Your bone mass peaks at 30 and after that, bones lose slightly more mass than they gain. Keep your Read more...

  • WASH AWAY COLDS BEFORE YOU GET THEM

    WASH AWAY COLDS BEFORE YOU GET THEM

    Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water is one of the most important ways of preventing a cold or flu. Read more...

  • BEAT AFTERNOON FATIGUE

    BEAT AFTERNOON FATIGUE

    To beat sugar highs and the inevitable energy lows, eat wholegrain carbohydrates such as wholegrain pasta and bread, and brown rice. Snack on fresh fruit, nuts or wholegrain Read more...

  • HEALTHY HAIR WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS

    HEALTHY HAIR WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS

    A good source of zinc and vitamin A which can help keep hair healthy, pumpkin seeds make a great snack. Read more...

  • PROTEIN WITHOUT MEAT

    PROTEIN WITHOUT MEAT

    Protein in food is broken down into the 20 amino acids that are the body’s basic building blocks for growth and energy, and essential for maintaining cells, tissues, and Read more...

  • KNOCK ONE BACK

    KNOCK ONE BACK

    1 glass of red wine a day is good for you. A number of studies have found this, but a recent one found that the polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) in green tea, red wine and Read more...

  • REINFORCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH PLAIN YOGURT

    REINFORCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH PLAIN YOGURT

    We usually associate probiotics, the “friendly” bacteria found in high quantity in plain yogurt, with digestion, but they have also positive effect on your immune Read more...

  • IMPROVE YOUR BLOOD CIRCULATION

    IMPROVE YOUR BLOOD CIRCULATION

    Walking on the beach is not only relaxing and romantic but can be also good for your health. Whether on the sand or else where it can improve blood circulation, making it a Read more...

  • COLD OR HAYFEVER?

    COLD OR HAYFEVER?

    It's easy to confuse the symptoms of a cold with hayfever. If it's the latter, you'll experience the symptoms all at once, with these typically being a runny nose with sinus Read more...

  • TEA TO RELIEVE HAYFEVER SYMPTOMS

    TEA TO RELIEVE HAYFEVER SYMPTOMS

    It's hay fever season, and below we've put together some natural, homemade remedies to help relieve your symptoms: Chamomile tea is reputed to relieve hay fever Read more...

  • CHANGE YOUR PILLOWS

    CHANGE YOUR PILLOWS

    The typical pillow contains more than a million fungal spores, as well as dust mites, which feed on human skin. These can exacerbate asthma. If you suffer from asthma, put Read more...

  • LEMON WATER HEALTH BENEFITS

    LEMON WATER HEALTH BENEFITS

    Drinking a glass of water with half a lemon squeezed into it daily can boost your immune system, flush out unwanted material, relieve tooth pain and respirtory problems, Read more...

  • NETTLE TEA FOR HEALTH

    NETTLE TEA FOR HEALTH

    Nettle is beneficial as a spring tonic and rejuvenator. It has a supportive effect on the immune system, the circulation, the urinary tract, nervous system, respiratory tract, Read more...

  • TREAT YOUR SKIN GENTLY

    TREAT YOUR SKIN GENTLY

    Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water and pat your skin dry to Read more...

  • LEMON GRASS HEALTH BENEFITS

    LEMON GRASS HEALTH BENEFITS

    A native of India, lemon grass has a range of health benefits: it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, helps to detoxify the liver, pancreas, kidney and bladder, Read more...

  • IMPROVE BLOOD CIRCULATION WITH GRAPEFRUIT

    IMPROVE BLOOD CIRCULATION WITH GRAPEFRUIT

    Drinking grapefruit juice improves blood circulation, burns excess fat effectively, detoxifies and removes toxins from the body, helps the body produce collagen to firm up the Read more...

  • LEMON BALM TEA FOR HEALTH

    LEMON BALM TEA FOR HEALTH

    Drinking lemon balm tea can have a calming effect and help induce sleep. It is safe for children and may help prevent nightmares when consumed before bed. This herb also makes Read more...

  • KICK START THE DAY WITH WATER

    KICK START THE DAY WITH WATER

    When you get up in the morning drink one glass of room temperature water first off. You can put a slice of lemon or lime in the water, if you don’t like it’s Read more...

  • CORIANDER FOR HEALTH

    CORIANDER FOR HEALTH

    Commonly used in Indian dishes, coriander can be used in the treatment of high cholesterol, eye care, swellings, mouth ulcers, anemia, digestion and skin disorders. The Read more...

  • LET YOUR SKIN SHINE

    LET YOUR SKIN SHINE

    To maintain healthy and glowing skin no matter what the weather, take the proper steps to safeguard your skin. During winter weather use creams to help protect against cold Read more...

  • MILLET FOR HEALTY NAILS

    MILLET FOR HEALTY NAILS

    Millet is a gluten free whole grain and is rich in biotin, a nutrient used to treat brittle nails. Read more...

  • FENNEL TEA FOR HEALTH

    FENNEL TEA FOR HEALTH

    Fennel tea has some anti-bacteria and anti-spasmodic properties that can help with many digestive tract problems like gas and bloating, heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion Read more...

  • IMPROVE CIRULATION

    IMPROVE CIRULATION

    Improve your circulation and help your lymph glands to drain by the way you towel off. Helping your lymph glands function can help prevent them becoming infected. When drying Read more...

  • TIPS FOR HEALTHY BONES

    TIPS FOR HEALTHY BONES

    Healthy and strong bones may protect you from osteoporosis later in life. Make sure you eat foods high in vitamin D and calcium, nuts and seeds, vegetables, vitamin K. Weight Read more...

  • BILBERRY FOR NIGHT VISION

    BILBERRY FOR NIGHT VISION

    Studies are mixed, but some have found that bilberry, which is a relative of the blueberry, may improve night vision. During World War II, fighter pilots reported their night Read more...

  • DON'T SKIMP ON SUNCREAM

    DON'T SKIMP ON SUNCREAM

    The sun is the primary reason for skin ageing. Use suncream with UVA and UVB protection on your face during the summer or a moisturiser with a minimum SPR 25 to help keep Read more...

  • RELIEVE ARTHRITIC PAIN WITH FOOD

    RELIEVE ARTHRITIC PAIN WITH FOOD

    Eating cherries, berries, salmon, sardines, flaxseed, yoghurt, brazil nuts and turmeric are all known to help reduce the pain of arthritis. Read more...

  • LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE WITH POTASSIUM

    LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE WITH POTASSIUM

    People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. It is thought to work by helping your body balance out the negative effects of salt. Eat Read more...

  • ANTI-AGEING FOODS

    ANTI-AGEING FOODS

    Growing old is a fact of life but there are foods which can keep you feeling and looking younger. These include berries, green vegetables, avocado, watermelon (one of the best Read more...

  • CURE HAY FEVER WITH HONEY

    CURE HAY FEVER WITH HONEY

    As honey contains bee pollen, it is thought to desensitise your body to the pollen which causes hay fever. Take a spoonful of local honey per day for an effective natural Read more...

  • CHEW, CHEW & CHEW!

    CHEW, CHEW & CHEW!

    The most important mechanism of digestion is chewing! As well as physically breaking down foods, it signals the organs to secrete their digestive juices in order to prepare Read more...

  • EATING AND HAYFEVER SYMPTOMS

    EATING AND HAYFEVER SYMPTOMS

    Grapefruit and lemon boiled in one cup of water for 15 minutes makes an excellent home remedy for hay fever . Use only the fruit, not the rind. Cool and mix with raw honey to Read more...

  • PEPPERMINT TEA FOR HEALTH

    PEPPERMINT TEA FOR HEALTH

    Peppermint tea has properties which aid digestion, and has been used to alleviate nausea and motion sickness. As it's antibacterial, it's also though to help stave off colds. Read more...

  • DARK CHOCOLATE FOR HEALTH

    DARK CHOCOLATE FOR HEALTH

    Cocoa is rich in flavanols (antioxidants), which is believed to promote heart health. Stick to dark chocolate as it has higher concentrations. Read more...

  • TREAT DRY SKIN WITH AVOCADOS

    TREAT DRY SKIN WITH AVOCADOS

    If you suffer from dry skin, especially in cold weather, incorporate more avocados into your diet. They are very rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, which both promote Read more...

  • AVOID COLD DRINKS WHILST EATING

    AVOID COLD DRINKS WHILST EATING

    Food is digested better if it's around body temperature, so cold fluid can slow down the digestive process. If you need a drink whilst eating, try hot water or a herbal tea, Read more...

  • EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTHY HAIR

    EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTHY HAIR

    To keep your hair in tip top condition, ensure you eat the following foods regularly, which contain all the essential vitamins and minerals for healthy hair: Salmon, walnuts, Read more...

  • SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

    SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

    Wow, where do we start with this magic yellow spice called turmeric. It's been found to have a whole host of health benefits: 1. Combined with cauliflower, it's been shown to Read more...

  • GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT FACE MASK

    GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT FACE MASK

    To keep your complexion looking healthy this winter, try this luxurious homemade face mask: Ingredients: 1 tbsp oats (gluten free!) finely ground (in a pestle and mortar or Read more...

  • LEMONS FOR DIGESTION

    LEMONS FOR DIGESTION

    Every morning, before eating breakfast, squeeze half a lemon into a cup of hot water. This effective daily routine will help cleanse the stomach of left over food and remove Read more...

  • ROOT FOR GINGER

    ROOT FOR GINGER

    Great added to stir fries, salad dressings and marinades, ginger has long been used as a treatment for colds and flu, as well as being an effective treatment of morning and Read more...

  • FIGS FOR YOUNGER SKIN

    FIGS FOR YOUNGER SKIN

    Figs increases the amount of antioxidants in your blood for four hours, much longer than many other foods. Antioxidants kill free radicals in your body, which are responsible Read more...

  • GREEN TEA

    GREEN TEA

    Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins. It has a lot of unique antioxidants, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which kill free radicals that can damage Read more...

  • LOOK AFTER WINTER SKIN

    LOOK AFTER WINTER SKIN

    Avoid dry skin this winter by eating lots of foods high in essential fatty acids like salmon and avocado, which is high is omega-3, and nuts, wholegrains and flaxseed oil, Read more...

  • STAVE OF COLDS WITH ZINC

    STAVE OF COLDS WITH ZINC

    If you feel a cold coming on, start taking zinc immediately, which is thought to shorten the length of colds. It works in two ways. Firstly, it interferes with the ability of Read more...

  • 5 A DAY

    5 A DAY

    Blends of greens boast an array of health benefits, from detoxing and alkalising your body, to strengthening your bones, giving you lots of energy and improving your skin. Read more...

  • REDUCE RISK OF HEART DISEASE

    REDUCE RISK OF HEART DISEASE

    Studies have shown that people who eat fish (particularly fish rich in omega 3) regularly have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases than those whose it no or Read more...


 

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