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Nutty about Nuts!

I’m often asked if nuts are a healthy option to include in your daily diet as many people consider them to be high in fat and therefore relatively calorific. A closed handful of unsalted nuts make a more nutritious snack choice than a couple of biscuits or a muffin, and they are considered to bring […]

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5 Tips for a healthier Christmas

Eat, drink & be Healthy!  Did you know that on average we gain between 1-3kg during the festive season?  Imagine ending the holiday season minus the gift of an extra few kilos. Here’s 5 tips to help you stay on the right side of healthy this Christmas. Party pre-load!  – having a nutrient-packed snack, like […]

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Making small changes – Flaxseed

If you only change one thing this week …….. … add Flaxseed to your daily diet! Flaxseeds or Linseeds are a great source of fibre. There are two main types of fibre, soluble and insoluble both of which have an important role in the maintenance of health. Flaxseed is a rich source of dietary soluble […]

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Exam stress? Read on

Avoiding Brain Drain Exam season is well and truly upon us! If you or your nearest & dearest are in the grip of exam anxiety then here are a few tips to help soothe the stress, boost those brain cells and maximise your memory banks. The human brain is a wonderful piece of engineering composed […]

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Eating a Rainbow

(see recipe below for Rainbow vegetables with avocado dressing)                                                                                                      By being adventurous with colour your daily diet could not only look good but it could be doing you good too. Choose fruits and vegetables that echo the colours of a rainbow – think Yellow, Orange, Red, Green, Purple & Blue! Fruits and vegetables get […]

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Top tricks for a Good night’s sleep

    Shakespeare described sleep as ‘Chief nourisher in life’s feast’ – many of us who regularly experience disturbed sleep or insomnia would relate to this statement.  Lack of sleep can have a profound effect on health and wellbeing, not only causing us to under-perform in all areas of our daily life but also affecting our body’s […]

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Five energy-boosting tips

…to help you Thrive Has the enforced hibernation caused by this recent polar weather left you feeling sluggish? Are your energy levels sapped from the effort of trying to merely remain upright on the icy pavements? The cold weather conditions can have an impact on our energy levels; the body uses energy in order to […]

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Nutritious Chocolate Brownie Bites

(from Food for the Brain E-News Oct 2012) A seriously delicious but very nutritious take on an old favourite. Bound together with a little chocolate and nut butter instead of syrup, they conceal plenty of essential fats, protein, minerals and vitamins. You can vary the mixture of oats, nuts and seeds according to taste or […]

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