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Introducing Green Vie

Green Vie was built on the back bone of the Mediterranean Diet. A Mediterranean lifestyle is the pioneer of plant based living both for flavour and health. Following a plant based diet has a wide range of benefits such as lowering the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, mainting a healthy weight and even … Read More




What are superfoods?

Superfoods are a diverse collection of nutrient-rich natural foods such as berries, seeds, grains, algae, vegetables and fruits, which can have a positive effect on your body. They contain a large percentage of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. Unlike most healthy foods, which normally contain two or three particular nutritional properties, superfoods often … Read More


Soft wheat vs hard wheat

Depending on the protein content of the wheat grain, it is categorised into what farmers and millers refer to as hard wheat or soft wheat. Hard wheat has a high protein content and if it also has good quality gluten, it can develop a strong and elastic dough, making it the best type of wheat … Read More



What is Baobab?

Baobab is a tree that thrives in hot, dry savannah. In its native areas it has various uses, but its fruit has become popular worldwide for its flavour and nutritional richness. There is no such thing as a baobab plantation as every tree is community-owned and wild-harvested. The circumference of a baobab tree trunk can … Read More


Eating well and exercise cut chances of needing C-section

Diet and physical activity during pregnancy reduce gestational weight gain Women who eat healthily and stay active during pregnancy cut their chance of needing a Caesarean section by around 10 per cent, experts say. A review of 36 studies in 16 countries found that a careful diet and exercising helped reduce excessive weight gain in … Read More


What is Cacao Butter?

Cacao grows on tropical trees and is native to Central and South America. It is the main ingredient in chocolate, but it is increasingly consumed for its nutritional value as well as its taste. Cacao beans grow in green pods, which are hand-picked from the tree and the flesh surrounding the beans is then allowed … Read More


Simply Delicious!

where we come from… Hello from Dorset! In this part of the world, we’re all about living life to the full and looking after ourselves – in fact, the people here live for three more growing seasons! We believe one of the most important things you can do is grab a great start to the day … Read More


So Free chocolate bars by Plamil

Plamil has introduced a new range of thin organic chocolate bars and intensely thick chocolate spreads, So Free. They contain No Milk, No Nuts and are Gluten Free, Vegan and 100% Plant Powered. They are also ethically made using renewable energy. First company to make organic chocolate, Plamil was also the first to make chocolate … Read More


What is Moringa Powder?

Moringa powder is produced from the leaves of the Moringa tree, which grows in a wide variety of areas of Africa and Asia. It has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years. It offers over 90 essential vitamins and minerals and its wide nutritional profile supports good health and wellbeing. Moringa powder … Read More


What to do with Orgran Crispibreads™

Looking for some inspiration? ORGRAN Crispibreads™ are a fresh canvas for your creations. Featuring more than 6 products in the range, Crispibreads™ are versatile, convenient, light and easy to pair with sweet or savoury flavours. With a comprehensive selection of alternative grain varieties, Crispibreads™ can be used in more ways than one! Take a look … Read More


What are Cacao Nibs?

Cacao grows on tropical trees and is native to Central and South America. It is the main ingredient in chocolate, but it is increasingly consumed for its nutritional value as well as its taste. Cacao is high in magnesium, which supports the nervous system and reduces tiredness, stress and fatigue. It also has a high … Read More


Love Baking

With cooler temperatures approaching, why not indulge in a little leisurely baking? Gone are the days when the only flours we could use were bleached plain white flour or its sister, bleached self-raising white flour. Walking down supermarket aisles today you can various packets of different flours milled from endless whole grains that nowadays form … Read More


Tracklements

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Gluten Free Bread Tips

How is gluten free bread different to traditional bread? The absence of gluten means that no kneading is required. Follow the recipe and quantities carefully, and remember that your “dough” will have a sloppy consistency, more like a batter than an actual dough. Do I have to knead my gluten free bread? Good news, you … Read More


Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk

Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say. The findings, from the animal study, showed that a walnut-enriched diet reshapes the gut microbe community … Read More


Gluten Free Cake Tips

How can I tell when my cake is cooked? Just like a traditional cake, insert a cocktail stick into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean it is cooked. Can I make my cake in advance and then freeze it? Most gluten free cakes freeze really well. Freeze the cake as … Read More


Gluten Free Pastry Tips

What is the best type of fat to use in my pastry? Choose a chilled, hard fat with a high melting point such as butter or lard. Traditional dairy butter makes great gluten free pastry and will have a lovely flavour, whereas lard will add extra crispness. Can I use a non-dairy spread to make … Read More


The Benefits of Eating Buckwheat

What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat is a ‘Super Grain’ full of nourishing vitamins and minerals for your body and gut health. It is part of a group of foods often called ‘pseudocereals’, whereby they are consumed the same way as cereal grains but are in fact seeds. The sneaky buckwheat, isn’t actually related to wheat at … Read More


What is Organic Barley Grass?

Barley grass is believed to be the first cultivated cereal grain, dating back to ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Vikings all used barley, and Columbus carried it to the Americas in 1493. Before World War II drugstores in the US sold tablets of dried barley grass as a primitive … Read More


Bake Yourself Happy the Organic Way

You find yourself in the baking aisle, surrounded by shelves and shelves of flour. What’s actually inside those packets, beyond the fine, powdery substance that we know as flour, that humble of ingredients that gives us countless delicious baked goods? It is an ingredient that has been part of our culinary history since ancient times … Read More



What is Maca?

Green Origins Maca is grown high in the Peruvian Andes. This is its native territory and is held in high regard by the local people. In Peru, almost every part of the plant is utilised and legend has it that it was consumed by the Incan warriors prior to battle to increase their fighting spirit. … Read More


Natural Goodness in Just Four Minutes

Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Ramen Noodles with Soup in two delicious flavours It can sometimes be hard to balance the need for a healthy diet with the busy schedule of our daily lives. Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Ramen Noodles with Soup in two delicious flavours, Miso Ginger and Soya Sauce, have been developed to help … Read More



No Eggs, No problem!

Here are a few suggestions and alternatives that can be used as a replacement. There is no household (except vegan ones) that do not have a packet of eggs in the fridge. For most of us it is practically inconceivable to make a cake without eggs, or a cooked breakfast whether they are scrambled, poached … Read More


What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass dates back to the ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures where was a prominent food source. Green Origins Wheatgrass Powder is grown in organically certified facilities in a pristine, unpolluted area of China. It is harvested only a couple of weeks after the young grass are seeded; at its most nutritionally rich and fertile … Read More


We’ve had a FREEE makeover!

You may have noticed something a little different. Not only have Doves Farm launched a new website, but they have also created a new look for their gluten free and free-from products. FREEE by Doves Farm®: is the new brand that will be the home of all the gluten free products that you know and … Read More



Clearspring Organic (Nigari) Tofu – Taste the difference

The UK’s first organic ambient tofu made with the natural setting agent Nigari Clearspring is launching the UK’s first organic long life nigari tofu which does not need to be refrigerated, but tastes as fresh as though it was made this morning. Conveniently presented in ambient tetra pack style packaging. Now you can always have … Read More


What is Hemp Protein Powder?

The hemp plant is one of the oldest known plants in the world and it belongs to the mulberry family. Hemp protein is produced with minimal processing. Once harvested, the hemp seeds are cleaned and sorted. They are then cold-pressed to remove their oil content. The resulting paste is dried, stone-ground to powder and then … Read More


Foods To Help Soothe And Prevent Sunburn. Yes, Foods.

You know the drill for preventing a sunburn: wear good broad-spectrum sunscreen, avoid the sun’s strongest hours, stay in the shade, and reapply your sunscreen after sweating or swimming. But unfortunately, sometimes summer sun means a sunburn. The good news is that there are plenty of things in your kitchen that can help you and … Read More


Green tea fights weight gain and memory loss, research shows

Drinking green tea may be good for your brain as well as your waistline. That’s the takeaway from a new study from the University of Yangling in China, which adds to the “superfood” status of one of the world’s most popular beverages. It’s been known for some time that green tea is rich in antioxidants … Read More


Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk

Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say. The findings, from the animal study, showed that a walnut-enriched diet reshapes the gut microbe community … Read More


Organic Instant Power Porridge

Wake up to Clearspring Organic Instant Power Porridge and start the day as you mean to go on. Made with three organic and gluten free ingredients: nutty buckwheat flakes, Chia seeds naturally rich in Omega 3 and the ancient wholegrain quinoa. Ready to eat in just five minutes this gluten free alternative to traditional oat … Read More


What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a single celled, blue green alga produced by photosynthesis – the natural process by which plants absorb energy from sunlight. It is a rich source of protein and is abundant in all nine of the essential amino acids. It is highly concentrated source of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. The spirulina … Read More


Getting Ready for Harvest 2017

This time of year is always eagerly anticipated by all at Doves Farm. You will find us repeatedly checking the forecast, hoping for a well-timed dry spell, you’ll see our farmer inspecting the grains for indications of their moisture levels, and our faithful combine harvester out being serviced. It is of course, harvest time – … Read More


Ecover Ocean Plastic Project

Ocean Plastic is the biggest issue most of us have never heard of (yet). It affects every major body of water, with 46, 000 pieces of waste plastic in every square mile of ocean. This plastic damages the marine environment, harms fish and sea mammals and is all out bad news. Seem like a cause … Read More


Tahini

What is that thick paste that you glomp into your humous? That’s tahini, my dear! Tahini has a great nutritional profile especially for vegetarians and vegans as it is strong in trace elements and high in protein. There are 2 varieties – the dark one which is made of whole sesame seeds and the lighter … Read More


What is Acai Berry Powder?

The acai berry grows from the acai palm, native to the Amazon region in South America. It has been used by Amazonians for centuries, but it is only in recent years that it has gained its global reputation. The acai berry is known for its antioxidant content, due to its exceptionally high ORAC score, which … Read More


An Oriental touch for any dish and any diet from Clearspring

For an organic and gluten free option that adds an Asian touch to any dish, look no further than the NEW 100% Brown Rice Noodles from Clearspring. Healthy and easy to cook, these wholegrain noodles are made using traditional production methods and the highest quality organic brown rice to produce smooth and filling gluten free … Read More



What is Raw Bee Pollen?

All Green Origins Raw Bee Pollen is collected from bees that are carefully looked after and it is produced to ecological standards with no use of agro-chemicals. It is polyfloral, which means it has been collected from different flower types. Green Origins Raw Bee Pollen is polyfloral (collected from hives where bees forage over a … Read More


Feeling Fruity? Reach for a squeezy!

Clearspring 100% Fruit on the Go is a range of tantalisingly tasty fruit puree squeezies. Healthy snacking has never been so easy! Available in three refreshing favours – Apple & Mango, Pear and Apple & Blueberry – the new 100% Fruit on the Go squeezies are the perfect on the go snack for children and … Read More


What is Chlorella Powder?

Chlorella is believed to be one of the oldest foods on earth and it is one of the most heavily researched foods on the planet today. The Russians used chlorella to help protect people against the effects of radiation after the Chernobyl disaster. Chlorella is blue-green algae that is produced by photosynthesis, the natural process … Read More


5 Feel-Good Reasons to Try Pulses Today

From lentils and chickpeas to dry beans and peas, pulses are the planet-friendly superfood you’ve been waiting for. Packed with protein and boasting endless nutritional health benefits, these sustainably sourced legumes are as good for you as they are for the planet. When enjoyed in everyday recipes, pulses pack a nutritional punch you’ll be glad … Read More


Have you ever heard of Amazake?

Organic Sweet Grains Dessert or ‘Amazake’ as it is called in Japan. Using time honoured production processes just 3 simple organic ingredients – water, whole grains and a pinch of salt undergo true alchemy to produce this thick, creamy, dairy free traditional Japanese dessert. Literally translated as “sweet sake” a koji culture converts the carbohydrates … Read More


Orgran Gluten Free Gluten Substitute

Q. What is ORGRAN GfG™ – Gluten Substitute? A. In simple terms, GfG™ is similar to adding gluten to your flours and is a superior replacement to xanthan gum, which has traditionally been used as a binder in gluten free flour recipes. It is made from 100% natural plant derived ingredients. GfG™ works much in … Read More


Barley Cup: The natural alternative to coffee

Made only from wholesome roasted barley, rye and chicory, Barley Cup is a range of instant hot drinks that are free-from caffeine and artificial additives. In addition Barley Cup drinks are also gluten free and certified gluten free. Barley Cup is made from barley, rye and chicory, and it may surprise you to find that … Read More


How many meals a day should you be eating?

If you’ve been trying to take care of your health, then you have surely come across the information, ‘eating 5-6 smaller meals a day is the best way to lose weight and eat healthily’. This claim is linked to the idea that healthy snacks keep the metabolism humming throughout the day, staves off hunger and … Read More


10 Health Benefits of Miso

We all know how versatile a jar of miso paste can be. It can instantly transform a multitude of everyday dishes; try adding a spoonful to your next spaghetti Bolognese, or add to your salad dressing for an extra kick. Not forgetting how it can be enjoyed in its most classic of forms: a quick, … Read More


Why Turmeric?

No wonder we have gone crazy for Turmeric, the health benefits are just as vibrant as its colour. Turmeric includes an excellent amount of manganese, iron and consists of anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden colour, curcumin, is helpful for maintaining cellular health and overall mental and physical well being. It … Read More


Have you heard of Freekeh?

Freekeh, the ancient traditional green wheat of Palestine is the new hot super grain! Unlike many other types of Freekeh, this grain is harvested when the grain is very young and green, and then prepared to authentic traditions: flame roasted, sun dried and crushed. Flame roasting gives it the smoky flavour, so it’s more flavourful, … Read More


Why eating more vegetables is good for the environment

FILET mignon commands a princely sum on many restaurant menus. But bill-payers may not realise its true cost to the planet. Meat provides 17% of global calorific intake, but it requires a disproportionate amount of water and feed. And more land is given over to grazing animals than for any other single purpose. Overall the … Read More


Green Origins Organic Raw Bee Pollen

What is Raw Bee Pollen? All Green Origins Raw Bee Pollen is collected from bees that are carefully looked after and it is produced to ecological standards with no use of agro-chemicals. It is polyfloral, which means it has been collected from different flower types. Green Origins Raw Bee Pollen is polyfloral (collected from hives … Read More


What’s Aloe Vera used for?

Aloe vera has long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe skin conditions, wounds and infections but it is increasingly being incorporated as a natural beauty and body care ingredient for its hydration and antioxidant benefits. Aloe Vera also has numerous well-proven benefits when consumed in the form of a juice, tea or … Read More


How to store Good Earth’s Rice and Wholegrains?

Ever wondered how to avoid insects invading your favorite packet of rice and grains? Here’s some advice which we recommend as rules of thumb: – Always buy from shops that rotate their products frequently – Once opened store in rigid containers with good seals – Always make sure that your containers are clean and dry … Read More


Where do Good Earth Californian Raisins come from?

Californian Raisins are essentially dried grapes of the Vitis vinifera. They are naturally seedless and are typically dried by the sun, whether it’s on paper trays or dried on the vine. They come all the way from growers in the central San Joaquin Valley in California. Once harvested, these grapes are left to dry naturally … Read More


Too hot to cook survival guide

Temperatures are rising and the idea of staying in front of a hob for more than a split second daunts you? Fear not, here is a guide to our quick cooking grains that will have you sitting down to eat in a cool place in no time at all. At a glance: 10 minutes or … Read More


Eat Yourself Healthy

  Clearspring has always focused on developing new innovative organic foods which combine tradition with convenience, economical production with ecological sustainability and quality without compromise. The Quick Cook Organic is a marriage between convenience and nourishment. The combination of cereals, peas and lentils are designed to provide a delicious yet healthy addition to any meal. … Read More


Glorious grains, super salads, lighter you

As the weather is getting warmer and the evenings getting longer, so are our bodies looking for that seasonal change. We start stripping off our chunky sweaters and jackets and replace them with lighter and brighter clothes. We start looking at ourselves in the mirror and notice the bulges of overindulgence during those cold, wintry … Read More


Unleash the power of almonds

Almond trees date back to the period of the Ancient Greeks where they were bestowed upon as a health giving pick-me-up. They have since become an integral part of our Mediterranean diet for their great nutritional profile. Almonds are high in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals such as magnesium which can contribute to help us … Read More


Simply for Baristas

With over 30 years’ experience in the world of natural plant based drinks, Alpro has formulated alternative plant based drinks exclusively for the professional barista. What is Alpro ‘For Professionals’? • Alpro ‘For Professionals’ Soya or Coconut variants are long life plant based alternatives, specially blended for coffee to make perfect cappuccinos and lattes. • … Read More


Start the day the Jordans way!

Sitting down to your first delicious bowl of Jordans muesli, you know you’ll be treating your body to the sort of nutritious energy it needs to get through the day. Blending raw British wholegrain cereals and toasted wheat flakes with a crunchy layer of nuts and seeds, finishing with sweet Flame raisins and juicy fruits … Read More


An Incan Treasure – Superfood Quinoa

Quintessential as part of a vegetarian and vegan diet, quinoa is today revered as the world’s healthiest food The Incas called it Mother Grain. This wholegrain is in fact a seed which has been cultivated for thousands of years and is mainly grown in Bolivia and Peru. It is a powerhouse of nutrition, heralded as … Read More


SO WHAT IS AMARANTH?

Amaranth is the common name for more than 60 different species of amaranthus, which are usually very tall plants with broad green leaves and impressively bright purple, red, or gold flowers. Three species — Amaranthus cruenus, Amaranthus hypochondriacus, and Amaranthus caudatus — are commonly grown for their edible seeds. The name for amaranth comes from … Read More


5 Feel-Good Reasons to Try Pulses Today

From lentils and chickpeas to dry beans and peas, pulses are the planet-friendly superfood you’ve been waiting for. Packed with protein and boasting endless nutritional health benefits, these sustainably sourced legumes are as good for you as they are for the planet. When enjoyed in everyday recipes, pulses pack a nutritional punch you’ll be glad … Read More


Barleycup: The Natural Alternative to Coffee

Made only from wholesome roasted barley, rye and chicory, Barleycup is a range of instant hot drinks that are free from caffeine and artificial additives. In addition, Barleycup drinks are also certified gluten free. Full of flavour and lots more besides, Barleycup is your natural alternative to coffee. At only 10kcals a cup and with … Read More


5 REASONS TO EAT OATS

  YOU’LL FEEL FULLER FOR LONGER The soluble fibre in oats, beta-glucan, slows the process and speed at which food empties from the stomach which has the effect of keeping us feeling fuller for longer, meaning we’ll be less likely to reach for a snack. THEY CURB SUGAR CRAVINGS Oats are a low glycemic load (GL) … Read More


Why You Need To Eat Seaweed

Seaweed is a soul food that makes us feel good and is connected with phases of the moon, the seasons, and tides. Here are three reasons to incorporate seaweed into our diet. TASTE The first and most important reason to eat seaweed is that it tastes good. Flavours range from salty to sweet and nutty … Read More


The Best Morning-After Foods

Had one sip too many this weekend? Get back on track with these nutritional powerhouses GINGER Make a brew with this medicinal root and your upset tum will thank you for it. Just finely chop or grate a couple of inches of fresh ginger and pour over a pint of boiling water. Brew for five … Read More


All About Chickpeas

High in fibre, protein and manganese, they’re little bites of goodness. We’ve compiled seven reasons why we should be eating more chickpeas…. 1 Chickpeas contain phytoestrogens which are a weak plant-form of oestrogen. Evidence suggests this can help regulate the body’s production of the hormone which can help to lower the risk of breast cancer 2 Phytoestrogen has also … Read More


The Truth about Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? It is the first food we reach out when we need a treat. But after enjoying that slab, feelings of guilt kick in and we stress about that unhealthy indulgence. Hold on, not all chocolate is bad for you, in fact, it is not as bad as people have made us … Read More


Fair, Unrefined & Healthy

What makes these sugars so special is the intensity and depth of their flavor- it is not only about sugar and taste but also about guaranteeing a better deal for Third World producers   Why Choose Traidcraft Fair Trade Sugar?   Traidcraft’s fair trade range of sugar ensures funding for projects that help farmers and … Read More


Health in a bottle

The very best of Provencal fruit, seed and nut nectars Organic virgin pumpkin seed oil is obtained from the first cold pressing of organic pumpkin seeds to give us a dark green oil. It has a strong taste which is naturally rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9. It also contains phytosterols (aka plant sterols) … Read More


What is wild rice?

What is wild rice exactly?!   So what exactly is wild rice? Contrary to what many people believe, wild rice is not rice at all but a grass. Much of it sold in the world today is not even wild but rather cultivated varieties that do not occur naturally. Wild rice is really an annual … Read More


Bringing you a taste of Italy to your table

Castellino distinguishes itself from other supermarket brands thanks to its high quality olives, vegetable creams and grilled vegetables. Their innovative methods of preserving has allowed them to remain fresh for longer for all of us to enjoy this delicious Mediterranean range Castellino has been producing high quality products since….with innovation, love and care Using age … Read More


Feel Good Cleaning

People who use Ecover products care about themselves, their family, their life and their planet as they find the right balance between green and clean Ecover’s unique range of cleaning products offers many environmental advantages that benefit humans, animals and the environment. Made from natural sustainable PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS, they leave fewer unwanted residues, biodegrade … Read More


The power of plant foods

What is plant-based eating? Plant-based eating conjures up images of a strict vegan diet, but enjoying the benefits of more plant-based choices doesn’t mean becoming a full-time vegan or vegetarian. It is about reshaping what’s on the plate by making a few simple swaps, while still treating yourself to your favourite meat or dairy products … Read More


It’s Super for a reason

Jordans delicious Super Granola is bursting at the seams with scrumptious ingredients to make it super in every way. A base of crunchy, honey-baked oats followed by a good sprinkling of super berries or nuts, make for a stonkingly good breakfast. Jordans Super Berry Granola – Each spoonful of Jordans Super Berry Granola contains the … Read More


Ωmega Wellness

Seeds like nuts have an excellent nutritional profile – they contain beneficial monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, good sources of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E, calcium, iron and zinc. Because of their high oil content, seeds can go rancid quickly, so it’s best to store them away from direct sunlight in an airtight container … Read More


GO NUTS!

Have you had your handful yet? Throughout history, nuts have been a food staple around the world as an integral part of different cuisines providing rich flavours that complement just about anything from herbs and spices to fruit and veg, cheese or meat. There are a variety to choose from almonds, Brazils, cashews, coconuts, hazels, … Read More


How to cook Quinoa

So you’ve bought yourself a packet of quinoa but now you don’t know what to do with it! Read on. We just can’t get enough of this healthy super grain. It pops up in every recipe page and cookery book. Why? High in protein, fibre and naturally gluten free, quinoa is one of those superfoods … Read More


The health benefits of cinnamon

Can cinnamon improve blood sugar and reduce blood pressure? Does cinnamon ease digestive problems? There is no kitchen cupboard that has a packet of cinnamon! This favorite household spice has been used throughout for many centuries, it has a pleasant flavour and when used in cooking has a warm smell, especially in baking. Originally from … Read More


6 steps to prevent diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, but lifestyle changes can greatly reduce our risk. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. Right now, almost 250 million people worldwide are affected and this is expected to increase to 380 million by the year 2025. In Australia, it is estimated … Read More


Drink Rooibos Tea in Spring

  Rooibos, also known as Redbush has strong anti-allergenic properties. It is obtained from the fermentation of the twigs and leaves of Aspalathus linearis, a bush originated in South Africa. There are 2 types of Rooibos: red (fermented) and green (not fermented). The only difference between them is their taste, red being sweeter whereas green … Read More


What’s the difference? Allergies and Intolerances

So, you’re gluten intolerant, but you’re out for dinner with your friends and they order dips to share as the entrée. The platter comes out and it’s the most amazing display you’ve ever seen. All of your favorites too, served with bread and crackers. What are you going to do? Eat the dip with your … Read More


B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution

    B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. The scientists involved say the effect is real but stress the limitations of … Read More


WHY YOU SHOULD EAT OATS

Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary defined oats as “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people.” The Scotsman’s retort to this was, “That’s why England has such good horses, and Scotland has such fine men!” Oats (Avena sativa) have a sweet flavour that makes them a … Read More


8 Reasons Why a Plant Based Diet is Good for You

Research continues to reveal the many ways in which the veg diet can benefit health. If you’re transitioning to a more plant-based diet, you’ll be happy to know that new studies confirm that the vegetarian diet—typically high in fibre and low in fat—is beneficial to many aspects of your health. And if you’ve been a vegetarian for … Read More


5 ways to boost energy with diet

  Finding it hard to concentrate at work or falling asleep on the sofa? Fight fatigue with these diet tips   Fill up on breakfast Studies show people who eat breakfast are in a better mood and have more energy all day. Good options are wholegrain cereal or porridge with semi-skimmed milk and sliced banana or a few raisins, … Read More


How to get a good night’s sleep

Do you struggle to get a good night’s rest? A few diet changes can make all the difference… Insomnia affects about a third of the UK population. It leaves you drained and unable to manage things, adding to higher stress levels. Top tips: • Swap sugary cereal for a wholegrain alternative topped with milk and … Read More


Healthy eating for your heart

  A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet can benefit your heart. … Read More


Vegan Tomato Pasta Bake by Orgran

Prep Time: 10m Cook Time: 30m Total Time: 40m Serves: 6 SHARE THIS RECIPE Ingredients 1 1/2 cups ORGRAN Buckwheat Penne 1 cup Spinach Leaves 1 cup Vegan Cheese 1 cup Tomato Pasta Sauce Method To make the bake, cook the pasta for approx. 8 minutes (Leave it a bit hard as it will be … Read More


A Simple Message: Breakfast is Important

A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) adds to evidence that eating breakfast is important for good health. Researchers found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 per cent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than those who did eat a morning meal. Non-breakfast eaters … Read More


What is fair trade sugar and why should I buy it?

Sugar is one of life’s essentials, making it one of the world’s most valuable commodities. Of the $50bn sugar industry, over half of exported sugar comes from developing countries supporting the livelihoods of millions of people. Despite this, growers and farmers across the globe are still living in poverty and struggle to make a profitable … Read More


Artichokes, leeks and onions could improve sleep and relieve stress by boosting levels of gut bacteria, ground breaking research shows

The popular vegetables are deemed high in dietary fibres known as prebiotics  Prebiotics act as food for good stomach bacteria and allow them to multiply  Rats who consumed them had a better night’s sleep, new research shows By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 13:09 GMT, 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 21:14 GMT, 27 February 2017 Eat onions, leeks and artichokes if … Read More


People Against Dirty

What is Ecover? Ecover is a unique brand of cleaning products for your home, your pets and you. The products are all natural and do not harm the environment. They are made from natural sustainable PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS, they leave fewer unwanted residues, biodegrade even more quickly and completely and have less impact on aquatic … Read More


Defending Bees

Most people’s knowledge of honey consists of a few simple facts: bees make it; it is a sticky, sweet and viscous amber liquid; and it is a natural and healthy product. In truth, honey is the result of a complex and precise relationship between bees and their environment and it is a crucial element for … Read More


Organic Moringa – The Miracle Tree

Moringa powder is produced from the leaves of the Moringa tree, which grows in a wide variety of ares of Africa and Asia. Moringa has been called the Miracle Tree, due to the variety of medicinal properties it offers. It is a staple of Ayurvedic medicine and has recently become popular worldwide. Moringa powder is … Read More


Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables – 10 portions a day – may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease. The … Read More


The Benefits of Antioxidants

We often hear about healthy foods being rich in antioxidants, and the importance of incorporating enough of these into our diet. It is easy to nod, agree and feel good about following this advice without really understanding what antioxidants are, and why they are beneficial to our health. Antioxidants essentially prevent damage to important cells. … Read More


Should You Soak Nuts, Grains, and Beans?

Is it true that soaking these foods boosts their nutrient values? Yes. Soaking raw nuts, grains, and legumes (including lentils, peas, and beans) makes minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium more available to our bodies. It may slightly improve amino acid (protein) availability in these foods too. 
This can be especially important for … Read More



The creamy and nutty taste of Alpro Cashew

NEW! Alpro Cashew Original If you love the creaminess and nutty taste of cashews, you’ll be sure to fall in love with Alpro Cashew Original drink. Enjoy the smooth and creamy texture without feeling guilty, as it is low in sugars and fat. Delicious drunk ice-cold straight from a glass as an afternoon treat or … Read More


Good Food, Healthy Planet

What we eat has a huge impact on our health and the environment. No food has a bigger impact than meat. The way meat, dairy and eggs are produced — and the growing consumption of these products — comes at a very high cost to our health, the environment, animal welfare, and workers. The meat … Read More


5 Easy Summer Recipes

Tomato And Cabbage Tabbouleh Tabbouleh is an Arab Middle Eastern vegetarian dish traditionally made of tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, bulgur and onion, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Tabbouleh is traditionally served as part of a mezze in the Arab world. Variations of it are made by Turks and Armenians, and … Read More


Keeping a Healthy Gut

Maintaining a healthy gut is key to your overall well-being. Beneficial bacteria in your digestive system have the capability of affecting your body’s digestion, hormone regulation, vitamin and mineral absorbency, vitamin production, immune response, and ability to eliminate toxins. Indeed, it has been known for sometime that there is a clear link between gut health … Read More


The Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Brown Rice Brown rice is a heartier, fiber-packed alternative to less-than-super white rice. A half-cup serving contains 1.7 grams of Resistant Starch, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat. Plus, brown rice is a low-energy-density food, meaning it’s heavy and filling but low in calories. One study found that women who ate a … Read More


Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. If you’re having problems getting to sleep at night why not try following natural sleep remedies rather … Read More