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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