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The healthiest, tastiest bread ever?

I class this as one of the most successful “healthy” recipes I've tried, tweaked and tested. I've adapted it slightly from a recipe I found at "My New Roots" and it happens to be one of the most delicious breads I've ever tasted! Another reason I love it so much is that it requires so [...]

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How to eat wheat-free…

Here is a wonderful "wheat-free" menu to get you started... Breakfast Quinoa & Orange Porridge Bring 30-40g quinoa to the boil and then simmer until tender and the liquid has absorbed. Peel a fresh orange and chop into the porridge. Stir, and then serve with a spoon of goat or sheep's yogurt, and a sprinkling [...]

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Do you take sugar…

If I asked you the question, "Do you take sugar?", you may think I'm simply referring to your daily cuppa!? I am in fact, referring more to your intake of sugar via everyday foods, some of which you may even think is "healthy"! Taking sugar in tea or coffee is one thing - we choose to [...]

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This is a healthy and delicious combination of green leaves, fruits and cheese to help boost your intake of vitamins A, C and the B Complex, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. 30g-50g of mixed lettuce, dark green salad leaves (watercress, spinach and rocket) and any fresh herbs A handful of [...]

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This article provides everything you need to know about effective eating for post-exercise recovery, replenishment and rehydration. Post-exercise Recovery Nutrition Eating soon after exercise provides the body with the correct nutrients to fully recover, regenerate, and re-adapt, ready for the next training session. The physiological recovery of the body involves all the following processes... * Refilling/refuelling of [...]

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How to nail your sports nutrition!

To understand and effectively put into practise good nutrition for performance, an athlete first needs to appreciate the importance of a nutritionally sound day-to-day diet, as well as grasping 3 key areas of effective sports nutrition - pre-exercise, during exercise and post-exercise nutrition.   Regards the general day-to-day diet, re-thinking meal timings and moving away from the [...]

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Neti Pot Cleansing for nasal congestion

Neti Pot Cleansing is best described as “nasal washing” or “sinus cleansing”. It involves the use of a ceramic “Neti Pot” (which looks rather like a mini watering can!), filled with a salt-water solution. In some therapeutic settings, herbal extract solutions may be used. In some parts of the world, neti cleansing is as common, [...]

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Question: I've been told my iron deficiency may be down to running (foot strike haemolysis). What's the healthiest way for me to top up my iron levels? Answer: Iron is an essential mineral for runners and those involved in regular physical training, as it helps to build healthy red blood cells, and plays a major [...]

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Salmon Nicoise Salad

A traditional French Niçoise salad is a very popular salad meal for many, and for good reason too – it’s delicious and filling! This version still uses many traditional ingredients but uses salmon instead of tuna, and has a few added nutritional surprises too! Salmon, as we all know, is a great way of getting [...]

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Five foods that relieve a headache

Ginger – previously noted for it’s anti-nausea effects, ginger (either alone or combined with the herb feverfew) has been found to be a safe and effective pain relief for headache and migraine. Ginger is rich in gingerol oils, effective natural anti-inflammatory agents.  Oatmeal – magnesium has been found to stop migraines, so eating foods rich [...]

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