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Beans & Legumes are superfoods

Beans, also called legumes, have a number of health benefits, including reducing cholesterol, decreasing blood sugar levels, providing protein for energy and increasing healthy gut bacteria. Beans are also an excellent source of fibre and B vitamins. Beans belong to the Fabaceae family of plants, which is what sets them apart from other fruits and seeds. Every plant we eat has at least a little bit of protein in it, and some have a lot, such as beans! Beans have some health benefits that animal sources don’t. Beans are high in minerals and fibre without the saturated fat found in some animal proteins. Personally I eat beans daily and couldn't recommend them higher.  They are amazing protein and fibre sources which is brilliant news for any...

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Poo Chat...

Everyone does it but no everyone is comfortable talking about it. Heck, mentioning it will sometimes risk you not getting invited to the next dinner party. Ok, so poo may be a shitty topic to talk about but it is a very healthy thing to talk about. It tells us a lot about our health. In fact our bowel movements give us an A+ grade look into the state of our wellbeing. What and how you eat affects your digestive system, and sometimes, your bowel movements can change simply because of changes in your diet. Other times, changes in bowel movements signify something more serious. What’s normal depends on each individual person, but there are some signs you can look for that...

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Milk Alternatives

Are you looking for an alternative to cow milk? There are plenty of reasons to ditch the dairy, and seeing as though its second nature for coffee shops to have nut milks it'd be rude not to give them a go. So, what does science say about dairy and what are how do the non-dairy alternatives stack up?  Many plant-based milk alternatives provide similar nutrients and can be just as nutritious as conventional cow’s milk when consumed in moderation. It may also be healthier too, because there are copious hormones, and cringe worth contents inside cows milk which we aren't necessarily told about. When choosing an alternative milk, it is important to stay away from alternatives with hidden ingredients that can have a negative...

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Berries are Abundant in Health Benefits #berrygood

Believe it or not, life altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket. Nutritionist Elizabeth Somer adds that "the effect that diet can have on how you feel today and in the future is astounding."  Berries, and high antioxidant foods in general, have been clinically shown to protect against cardiovascular disease, boost liver & brain function and improve immunity. The most commonly accessible berries that pack a huge antioxidant punch are blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Goji Berries and Cherries. What is an Antioxidant and how Good are They Antioxidants are found in certain foods and may prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals by neutralising them. These include the nutrient antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, and...

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Calcium on a Vegan Diet #notyourmumnotyourmilk

Firstly, What is Calcium? Calcium is a chemical element that is essential for living organisms, including humans. It is the most abundant mineral in the body and vital for good health. We need to consume a certain amount of calcium to build and maintain strong bones and healthy communication between the brain and other parts of the body. Calcium is found naturally in many foods; it is also added to certain products, and supplements are available. But Isn't Calcium Only Found in Dairy Foods? No. Calcium deficiency is very dangerous and consuming adequate amounts of calcium is essential to maintaining strong and healthy bones. However, before you go reaching for a tub of dairy yogurt, or a bottle of calcium supplements,...

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