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Plant based diets on a budget

Plant based diets on a budget

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Eating well on a tight budget can be tricky, but here’s our hints and tips for making your cash stretch a little further while still getting tasty, healthy food. 

Includes information about blogs, budgeting, sprouting and bulk buying along with links to great recipes and special offers.

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How to make muesli

How to make muesli

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This is a guide to the various ingredients in muesli and advice on how to create the perfect version of bircher muesli for yourself.

Real Foods' mueslis can be found here in our webshop and a huge variety of dairy free milks can be found here.

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How to find natural sugar alternatives

How to find natural sugar alternatives

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Most of the synthetic sugars are difficult for the body to process and eliminate, so they often get stored as fat. Sugar alternatives can be bought here and syrups are available also. Natural sugar alternatives in the article include: agave nectar, brown rice syrup, local honey, maple syrup, stevia and xylitol. 

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A guide to sulphite allergy

A guide to sulphite allergy

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A guide to managing sulphite sensitivity including the foods to avoid and which to actively seek out. There can be a lot of confusion over the differences between sulphites, sulphates, sulfur and sulfa. Here's a quick and easy guide to understanding the different terms and what they actually do...

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Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric and Curcumin

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We've been asked quite frequently about turmeric. What's the curcumin content of the turmeric we sell, what is fresh turmeric used for and whether curcumin supplements have the same benefits as turmeric ones are just a few of the regularly asked questions. Here's all of our answers rounded up in a handy guide to the spice known in India as 'holy powder'. We've also a guide to making your own turmeric and castor oil pack to cleanse and rebalance the liver and gallbladder areas, popular with followers of Ayurvedic medicine.

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7 sneaky tricks for healthy eating

7 sneaky tricks for healthy eating

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Fancy some sneaky tricks to get yourself eating healthily?

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The real food diet

The real food diet

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A recent study which looked at more than 65 000 randomly selected people for the Health Survey for England has shown that the protective effects on health of eating fruit and vegetables rise the more portions you eat. At 7 or more portions a day your risk factors for death from any cause drop by 33%.

This article looks at a range of diets and their impacts on your health.

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New Super Boosting Foods

New Super Boosting Foods

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Meet the ingredients that will give your diet a super boost...

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Raw Food explained

Raw Food explained

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A guide on what to eat, why to eat it and links to some of our brilliant new products...

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Good Gut Health

Good Gut Health

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An article on promoting and maintaining good gut health, including diet suggestions and a look at a low FODMAP diet. Includes advice on probiotics, both supplements and naturally probiotic and fermented foods. A quick look at prebiotics and ways of reducing inflammation and stressors.

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Fermentation

Fermentation

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You probably already eat fermented foods in your diet. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some teas, pickles, vinegar, cheese and yoghurt are all fermented foods. Then there’s alcohol, sauerkraut, kombucha, sourdough and kefir, again all fermented!

Here's our guide to buying them and making your own!

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Raw Almond Milk

Raw Almond Milk

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Almond milk is one of the tastiest and nutritionally rich non-dairy milks. It is also very easy to make so why not try creating your own raw almond milk (you will need a muslin bag or a nut milk bag).

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Food Allergies

Food Allergies

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A guide to the most common allergies and intolerances, a few alternate food ideas and some links to recipes that ANYONE can eat!

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Prostate Healthy Diet

Prostate Healthy Diet

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Each year around 41,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Research continues to make breakthroughs in treatment and diagnosis and the death rates are falling which is good news, the even better news is that you can make small dietary changes to improve your prostate health.

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Organic Beauty Products

Organic Beauty Products

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Read about why many people are turning to organic skin care products

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Are You Eating Healthily

Are You Eating Healthily

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Take our Healthy Eating Quiz to find out how well you are doing - and get some tips too.

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The future of Vitamin D Consumption

The future of Vitamin D Consumption

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Find Vitamin D supplements here in our webshop. Guidelines on how much Vitamin D we need have changed recently, one of our lovely staff members has recently completed her nutritionist BA and has the lowdown on all the changes...

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Detox

Detox

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Superfoods Part 1

Superfoods Part 1

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How to get protein while on a plant based diet

How to get protein while on a plant based diet

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This article answers a few commonly asked questions such as - What is protein and why do we need it? How much do we need? and what are good sources of non-meat protein?

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Food For Thought Infographic

Food For Thought Infographic

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An infographic with some of the best foods to eat to protect your brain against degeneration and improve your focus and concentration.

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The 30 day Lemon Water challenge

The 30 day Lemon Water challenge

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We challenge you to try lemon water each day for 30 days! Find out if it works for you…

 

There are a lot of people recommending drinking lemon water each day, usually in the morning. We’re here to help you separate the facts from the hopeful fictions and challenge you to try it and feel the benefits!

 

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Grow your own sprouts

Grow your own sprouts

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Fasting for better health

Fasting for better health

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People often fast for health or religious reasons, here are a few of our do's and don'ts...

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Looking for the next big thing in skincare

Looking for the next big thing in skincare

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Used by the Berber women of Morocco for centuries, argan oil has been rediscovered in the Western world as the latest wonder product for natural beauty.

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Eat for your eyes

Eat for your eyes

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A look at what to eat to keep your eyes looking good

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Bye Bye Bad Breath

Bye Bye Bad Breath

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Hints to hit at halitosis

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Buck up Your Brain

Buck up Your Brain

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Some simple dietary tips that may help improve your memory and concentration

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Manage Your Migraine

Manage Your Migraine

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6 steps that may help you manage your migraines

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Manage Your Menopause

Manage Your Menopause

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Dietary tips for easing your passage through the menopause

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Why Buy Organic

Why Buy Organic

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Learn more about Soluble Fibre

Learn more about Soluble Fibre

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Confused about fibre? You’re not alone.

Many people know it is important, but not much more than that.

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Make Sure You Are Getting Enough Fibre

Make Sure You Are Getting Enough Fibre

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Here are 10 easy ways to increase the fibre in your diet

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Healthier Takeaways

Healthier Takeaways

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Some ideas for healthier options when you just can't face the kitchen.

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Healthy Snacks for Festival Goers

Healthy Snacks for Festival Goers

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Some ideas to keep your energy levels high and your diet healthy

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

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10 Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet and Sticking to it

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Prepare Your Skin for Summer

Prepare Your Skin for Summer

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Follow Jenny's tips for fresh, healthy skin in time for summer

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Juicing and Smoothies

Juicing and Smoothies

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Tips on smoothies, juicing and our favourite recipes to revitalise your day, plus an infographic on how to add protein to your smoothies and invent new protein shakes...

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Activities for kids in the holidays

Activities for kids in the holidays

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A few cheap and cheerful ideas to entertain the kids in the holidays, including how to make a CD Hovercraft, papier-mache, ideas for picnics and painting and links to some interesting sites for kids.

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Why you should eat after exercise

Why you should eat after exercise

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Hemp-Protein-Post-Workout-BarRestoring your body's energy levels after exercising is vital, here's our top tips for recovery and a few links to our best products to make life easy for you

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Spring cleaning, naturally

Spring cleaning, naturally

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A brief introduction into how you can keep your house clean without making the environment dirty

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The natural way to beauty

The natural way to beauty

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Face masks you can make from the kitchen cupboard, the best pampering products and organic essentials, plus what to avoid...

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Lowering cholesterol

Lowering cholesterol

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Top tips to get your cholesterol lowered.

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Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

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A quick guide to some homemade beauty products, the ingredients to avoid and our best suggestions for products...

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Boosting Your Immune System

Boosting Your Immune System

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Your immune system is a fine tuned ensemble of vessels and nodes whose purpose is to defend your body from assaults from the world around you. There are some things you can do to help keep your immune system in tip top condition, find an easy way to keep colds and flu at bay....

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Cooking with kids

Cooking with kids

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Every parent wants a healthy child who eats well and learns to love good food; everyone else just likes free food and a willing worker! Turn your child into one of the most popular people this autumn and give some goodies to friends and family…

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Vitamin B could help protect the brain

Vitamin B could help protect the brain

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Daily doses of Vitamin B appear to slow the speed at which the brain shrinks in people with early signs of memory loss.

 

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Mood Boosting

Mood Boosting

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A guide to the foods that make you happy! Or at least give you the energy you need to fight off the blues...

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The top 5 nasties to avoid in toiletries

The top 5 nasties to avoid in toiletries

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A quick guide to the chemicals to avoid in health and beauty products.

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Back To School Healthy School Lunch

Back To School Healthy School Lunch

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A look at how you might make positive healthy and interesting changes to your childs lunchbox, a healthy lunch helps children learn and needn't be tricky.

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Back To School Lunchbox Ideas

Back To School Lunchbox Ideas

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10 Ways to Make Your Child’s Lunch Healthy AND Fun

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ORAC Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity

ORAC Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity

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A quick guide to picking antioxidant rich food and drinks, our new tasty ORAC muesli (samples available at the Your Healthy Living Show on the 12th and 13th of June) and the Mile High drink on promotion (with exceptional ORAC values). Yum!

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Natural Cleanliness

Natural Cleanliness

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Organic Household Cleaners

Hurry, claim your FREE AlmaWin sample pack now, before stocks run out! The sample pack contains trial size Natural Laundry Scent, Washing Powder and Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate.

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