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The 10 Unbelievable Benefits of Cocoa Powder

Cocoa’s history goes back to 2000BC when the bean grew in the Amazon. The Mayans and Aztecs were the first to really embrace cocoa, consuming it as a bitter drink with added spices which they believed boosted fertility, strength, knowledge and even had mystical powers. Cocoa was even referred to as the ‘food of the […]

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The Benefits of Grass Fed Meat

What are the benefits of grass fed meat? Grass fed or grain fed? Do we really know what we are eating when it comes to meat, poultry, eggs and dairy? The answer for most people is almost certainly no. And the answer to your next question, is grass fed is better. Here I’ll explain why. […]

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Two Chicks ‘Chirps’ Review – Egg White Crisps

Two Chicks ‘Chirps’ Review – Egg White Crisps “We wanted a snack with the bite of a crisp that was high in protein and lower in fat and carbohydrate. Chirps contain egg white which is one of the highest quality protein sources available. We brought you our liquid egg products for the kitchen – here’s […]

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Wheyhey Ice Cream Review

When I first decided to cut back on sugars and starch, as much as I was looking forward to having more energy, better overall health, and being stronger and more toned, I was slightly (ok very) daunted as to how on earth I was going to enjoy life without sweet treats. I have a serious […]

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Eating Seasonally – Summer

We don’t always get the most fantastic Summers in the UK, but since different crops thrive in different conditions, there will always be something delicious and home grown to see us through the (sunny or not) Summer months. By no coincidence many of the vegetables available can be eaten raw – perfect when we’re in […]

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To Supplement or Not To Supplement

The dietary supplements industry is worth $68 billion worldwide. That’s a lot of pills. Shouldn’t  we be able to get all the nutrients our bodies need from food? In an ideal world that’s exactly what we’d do. Unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world. You can get tested to assess the nutrient levels in […]

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Chain Restaurants – Pick Of The Menus

Why is it that as soon as people leave the comforts of home and eat anywhere else, all sense of health, nutrition and portion control go out of the window? It is the ‘treat factor’? I get that, but these days we eat out so often that these ‘treats’ are actually having an impact on […]

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Why You Should Cheat On Your Diet

Yes you heard right – CHEAT on your diet! You might have heard the phrase ‘cheat meal’ or ‘cheat day’ circulating recently; it’s quite a hot topic in the fitness world, though the concept is nothing new. Other terms used are ‘refeeding’ and ‘cycling’, ‘carb-up days’ and ‘high kcal days’.   Let’s say that as […]

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Protein Power

We all know protein is a necessary part of our diet, and increasingly people are turning to it to help them lose weight and burn fat, so what exactly IS protein and where can we find it? Most people know meat is a good source, but that is a very simplistic answer, when in fact […]

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What food is in Season Now? Spring Vegetables

The baby-freshness that Spring brings is smelt and tasted in the little gifts that poke through along with the blossom that adorns the trees and bushes around us.   We’re all ready for it too after months of hearty root vegetables and meaty stews. I prefer baby leeks, carrots, peas and any other miniature to […]

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