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

  • NATURAL SALT FOR A FLAT TUMMY

    NATURAL SALT FOR A FLAT TUMMY

    Use natural sea salt which is lower in sodium than traditional table salts. This will help you to minimise your water retention. Read more...

  • GET YOUR OMEGA-3 FROM SCALLOPS

    GET YOUR OMEGA-3 FROM SCALLOPS

    These delicous shellfish boast a healthy 500 milligrams of omega-3s per four-ounce serving. Versatile and flavoursome, they’re great seared, grilled, wrapped in bacon, Read more...

  • GINGER TEA FOR HEALTH

    GINGER TEA FOR HEALTH

    Ginger can be used to curb nausea, vomiting or upset stomach due to motion sickness . You can make fresh ginger tea by simmering a piece of ginger root on the stove for 10 to Read more...

  • ALMONDS FOR VITAMIN E

    ALMONDS FOR VITAMIN E

    Almonds are nutritionally very dense. Just 23 almonds provide 35% of the RDD of vitamin E. They are also high in magnesium, potassium, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and Read more...

  • FLAXSEED

    FLAXSEED

    Sprinkle flaxseed on your yoghurt, cereal and salads for a boost of fibre, lignans (antioxidants), micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that flaxseed may Read more...

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING BREAKFAST

    THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING BREAKFAST

    Eat a healthy, low sugar breakfast to kick start your day. Depriving your body of food in the morning can make you feel tired, dizzy, irritable and unable to concentrate due Read more...

  • CHIA SEEDS

    CHIA SEEDS

    Chia seeds are packed full of goodness, including more cholesterol-easing omega-3 oil than salmon, fibre, protein, anti-oxidents, potassium, calcium and are gluten free! The Read more...

  • GO NUTS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

    GO NUTS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

    Eat a handful of nuts next time you need a snack. Not only are they high in the healthy monounsaturated fat, studies have shown that eating an ounce a day lowers the risk of Read more...

  • SUPERFOOD SPROUTING SEEDS

    SUPERFOOD SPROUTING SEEDS

    Sprouting seeds (the process of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked) are packed full of amino acids, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and digestible Read more...

  • CURE WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS

    CURE WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS

    White spots on nails is a sign of zinc deficiency. Take zinc supplements and snack on pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for their high zinc content. Read more...

  • ADD NATURAL SWEETNESS TO YOUR DIET

    ADD NATURAL SWEETNESS TO YOUR DIET

    Naturally sweet vegetables—such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets, yams, red onions, and squash—add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce your Read more...

  • YAMS & SQUASH FOR HEALTH

    YAMS & SQUASH FOR HEALTH

    Yams are packed with energy minerals, are detoxifying and contain a lot of vitamin C. They are balancing to blood sugar levels, ensuring your energy supply is constant. Read more...

  • EAT AT REGULAR INTERVALS

    EAT AT REGULAR INTERVALS

    If you eat at regular times, your body learns when your next meal is coming and knows to manage feelings of hunger and sustain your energy levels. Try to eat three meals a day Read more...

  • SUMMER SNACK IDEAS: FRUIT POPS

    SUMMER SNACK IDEAS: FRUIT POPS

    Homemade freezer pops are an easy and fun summer snack for kids and grownups. Mash up fruit like peaches, grapes, berries or watermelon and put them in paper cups, insert a Read more...

  • ALOE VERA FOR HEALTH

    ALOE VERA FOR HEALTH

    The miraculous healing abilities of aloe vera include lowering high cholesterol, boosting oxygenation of your blood, easing inflammation of arthritis, protects the body from Read more...

  • CUT THROUGH HIGH FAT FOOD WITH ORANGE JUICE

    CUT THROUGH HIGH FAT FOOD WITH ORANGE JUICE

    If you want to reduce the impact that a single, high-calorie meal can have on your body, drink orange juice with your meal. A recent study found that people who ate a Read more...

  • A POMEGRANATE A DAY

    A POMEGRANATE A DAY

    A pomegranate a day lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) level and raises HDL (good cholesterol) level. Read more...

  • CHOOSE OLIVE OIL

    CHOOSE OLIVE OIL

    Of all the oils you can use for cooking and garnishing, extra virgin olive oil is the best. It's high in monounsaturated fats (healthy fats that may reduce the risk for heart Read more...

  • PAPRIKA FOR HEALTH

    PAPRIKA FOR HEALTH

    Being from the same family as chili and bell peppers, paprikas top benefit is that it's extremely high in vitamin C, so can help your body absorb iron-rich foods and may help Read more...

  • BEETROOT FOR HEALTH

    BEETROOT FOR HEALTH

    As well as being packed with iron and vitamin c, beetroot contains beta cyanin, which can help detox your liver, and therefore eliminating toxins from the body. Beetroot juice Read more...

  • EAT YOUR CRUSTS

    EAT YOUR CRUSTS

    Anyone who cuts off the crusts of their bread from their sandwich is actually missing out on the most nutritious part of their meal. Research has found that dark brown bread Read more...

  • GET YOUR OMEGA-3 FROM TOFU

    GET YOUR OMEGA-3 FROM TOFU

    This gluten free vegan protein has good levels of omega-3s: A four-ounce serving has 300 milligrams. Swap it for meat in stir-fries, salads, and soups. The plain tofu is wheat Read more...

  • PINEAPPLE FOR HEALTH

    PINEAPPLE FOR HEALTH

    Pineapples are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and C, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Also high in maganese, a trace mineral that your body needs to Read more...

  • PECANS FOR HEALTH

    PECANS FOR HEALTH

    Pecans are rich in antioxidants, vitamin B-6 and E, beta-cartone, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc and slenium. Add a handful of pecans Read more...

  • WALNUTS FOR HEALTH

    WALNUTS FOR HEALTH

    Walnuts have nearly twice the antioxidents as an equivalent amount of any other nuts. About 7 a day is enough to gain the health benefits. Read more...

  • BROCCOLI FOR HEALTH

    BROCCOLI FOR HEALTH

    For healthy gums, put this green vegetable on your grocery list. It's an excellent source of vitamin C and provides calcium as well, both of which have been linked to lower Read more...

  • 7 REASONS TO EAT CHERRIES

    7 REASONS TO EAT CHERRIES

    Drinking a glass of tart cherry juice mixed with water three times a day may ease the symptoms of arthritis as cherries have anti-inflammatory properties A diet which Read more...

  • FILL UP ON PULSES

    FILL UP ON PULSES

    Pulses, including beans, lentils and peas are a cheap source of low-fat protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals including iron. The fibre found in pulses may help lower Read more...

  • RED FRUITS FOR HEALTH

    RED FRUITS FOR HEALTH

    Red fruits are high in anti-oxidents which help protect against a range of diseases including cancer. They also help protect against heart disease, prevent blood clots and Read more...

  • NECTARINES FOR HEALTH

    NECTARINES FOR HEALTH

    Juicy and sweet, nectarines contain vitamin A, C and B-complex vitamins and minerals, nectarines make a healthy snack. Avoid hard, immature ones as they are harvested Read more...

  • QUINOA FOR HEALTH

    QUINOA FOR HEALTH

    A seed grown by the Incas for hundreds of years (they called it "chisaya mama " or "mother of all grains"), quinoa has a whole range of health food properties. It is high in Read more...

  • CHICKPEA FLOUR FOR HEALTH

    CHICKPEA FLOUR FOR HEALTH

    Naturally wheat and gluten free, chickpea flour is high in protein, vitamin A and K, several B-complex vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, Read more...

  • MANGO FOR HEALTH

    MANGO FOR HEALTH

    Mango is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, and taken regularly, makes the complexion fair and the skin soft. Eating mango is thought to reduce the risk of colon Read more...

  • BANANAS FOR HEALTH

    BANANAS FOR HEALTH

    Bananas are high in potassium, which is good for nerve and muscle function, helps prevent muscle cramps after exercise. They're also got a good amount of vitamin C, B6 and Read more...

  • WHOLEMEAL RICE FLOUR FOR HEALTH

    WHOLEMEAL RICE FLOUR FOR HEALTH

    Naturally wheat and gluten free, wholemeal rice flour is high in protein and dietary fibre, and a good source of vitamins, calcium and zinc. Read more...

  • TOMATOES FOR HEALTH

    TOMATOES FOR HEALTH

    One serving of red ripe, raw tomato provides a good source of vitamins A, C, K, potassium and folate. They contain thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium and phosphorus, which are all Read more...

  • APPLES FOR HEALTH

    APPLES FOR HEALTH

    Apples have long been known as being healthy. Recent studies have shown that the consumption of apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Women who Read more...

  • CUCUMBERS FOR HEALTH

    CUCUMBERS FOR HEALTH

    Cucumbers contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol and secoisolariciresinol, which have a connection with reduced risk of several cancers including ovarian, breast, uterine and Read more...

  • WHOLEMEAL BUCKWHEAT FLOUR FOR HEALTH

    WHOLEMEAL BUCKWHEAT FLOUR FOR HEALTH

    Naturally wheat and gluten free, wholemeal buckwheat flour adds a nutrient boost to any recipe. It's a rich source of carbohydrate, protein, essential minerals and vitamins, Read more...

  • STRAWBERRIES

    STRAWBERRIES

    Strawberries are packed with anti-inflammatories, vitamin C, manganese (a nutrient that acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory) and antioxidants thought to help prevent Read more...

  • WATERCRESS

    WATERCRESS

    Watercress is considered a superfood as it has high levels of antioxidants. It also contains vitamin A, B, C, E, folate and calcium. Micronutrients in the watercress also work Read more...

  • THE MIGHTY KIWI

    THE MIGHTY KIWI

    The kiwi may be small, but it's a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fibre. Oh, and it's vitamin C content is double that of an orange. Read more...

  • REDUCE SALT INTAKE

    REDUCE SALT INTAKE

    Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure which increases your risk of developing coronary heart disease. Adults are recommended to eat no more than 6mg (about 1 Read more...

  • STOCK UP ON LEAFY GREENS

    STOCK UP ON LEAFY GREENS

    If you're vegan eat plenty of dark green leafy vegetables, with are high in iron, vitamins and calcium. Read more...

  • GARLIC: ADD FLAVOUR & GOODNESS

    GARLIC: ADD FLAVOUR & GOODNESS

    Garlic is a powerful anti-bacterial - it has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria. Regular consumption promotes a healthy heart and good Read more...

  • QUINOA

    QUINOA

    This powerful vegetable seed contains nine essential amino acids, high in fibre, and is a complex carbohydrate with a lo glycemix index, which means it'll release energy Read more...

  • SWITCH TO BROWN RICE

    SWITCH TO BROWN RICE

    1. It's really high in selenium, a mineral known to reduce the chances of developing certain forms of cancer. 2. It's high in manganese which helps the body create fatty Read more...

  • OOLONG TEA & ECZEMA

    OOLONG TEA & ECZEMA

    Research has shown that people with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day show a reduction in their itching and other symptoms. Polyphenois found in the tea seem Read more...

  • FOOD COMBINING

    FOOD COMBINING

    When eating foods high in lutein, such as lettuce, carrots and leafy greens, combine with an avocado. It's healthy fats boost your body’s absorption of the powerful Read more...


 

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