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India's natural remedy for indigestion

India’s natural remedy for indigestion

Don’t be put off by this strange offering at the end of a meal in India.
India’s natural remedy for indigestion. It’a natural stomach remedy. that helps digest food but also aids in a variety of stomach problems. Fennel seeds with sugar. If anyone knows how to aid their stomachs, Indians do. Let’s face it they eat curry for breakfast lunch and dinner day. Day in day out and still manage to frequent to the toilet like a normal person.
Some…

Nutrition and fitness tips for trekking at attitude

After recently trekking the ABC over 10 days in Nepal I found a few little tips helped me along the way.
Nutrition and fitness tips for trekking at attitude. These tips help in terms of not loosing muscle mass, aiding performance and good preparation.

Tiger balm, garlic, ginger and a date on a table with the Himalayan mountains in the backdrop

Nutrition recommendations when trekking

Ginger and garlic: Split the garlic and put it into your water bottle along with the ginger. It aids…

8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you/ A pepper and a variety of mixed herbs lay on a kitchen table.

8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you

Think you’ve herb it all before? Think again.
8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you:
Rosemary – Brainpower, high levels of compound 1,8-cineole aid with faster and more accurate brain power
Sage – Lower Cholesterol, full of antioxidants that hit fatty deposits and cholesterol that builds in your arteries
Coriander – Banish cravings, stimulates insulin secretion balancing blood sugar
Oregano – Ease sore muscles, contains beta-caryophyllene which work as anti inflammatory
Thyme – Skeletal strength, full of vitamin K, manganese and calcium
Parsley -…

Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals. A variety of hemp seeds spread out

Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals

These little seeds pack an almighty punch of health benefits
Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals.

Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance.
More digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food
Rich in Vitamin E
Containing all 9 essential BCAAs, and rich in arginine.
Increases energy levels & metabolic rate
Lowers blood LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
Improves cardiovascular circulation & function
Reduces symptoms of…

Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences. A cooked chicken sitting in an oven

Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences

When the winter sets in stick to these foods to aid in keeping your health in fighting form for Santa
Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences.

Artichoke: Stimulates bile from the liver clearing out toxins and cholesterol.
Kale: Still around… Huge vitamin A RDA keep those toxin snaring membranes in your throat in full working order
Horseradish: Ten times the detoxing glucosinolates of broccoli it’s a liver cleansing beast.
Probiotic yoghurt: Team player bacteria beefs up immunity and constitution
Red onion: Vitamin B6…

The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree. A bag of powdered Moringa on a table

The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree

High in protein and 13 essential vitamin.
The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree. The Moringa tree leaf is a super leaf available in super powder form. Produced by drying out the leaf before grinding it. It’s benefits are

Morniga is regarded as the most nutrient dense plant on earth
Source of iron, vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1), and Zinc
Contributes to normal energy release…
blood pressure…
bones and teeth
It is…

The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. A baobab fruit lies cut half open on a table

The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit

Boost energy & immunity, reduce fatigue and improve skin health with Baobab fruit
The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. The baobab tree, otherwise know as the tree of life is an icon of Africa. It produces a dense nutrient fruit

A 100% organic fruit
Rich in vitamin C
Almost 50% fibre
High in Antitoxins
It contains calcium, potassium, thiamin and a source of vitamin B6
It has one of the highest antitoxin capacity of any fruit in the world. Five times that acai berries…

15 health benefits of lemon water. Lemon water sitting in a jug

15 health benefits of lemon water

Be a lemon head!
15 health benefits of lemon water. Here’s why you should squeeze it in.

Lemon contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin. While its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
Use as a weight loss aid. Because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain many substances notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C….

Why an apple a day? Two apples on a table

Why an apple a day?

We’ve all heard it said many times over
Why an apple a day?
An apple a day can block LDL oxidation, which results in 40% drop in bad cholesterol levels. Also being rich in soluble fibre it aids in clearing your arteries of fatty plaque deposits.

The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans. lots of green beans piled up together.

The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans

Some interesting facts to Green beans and Fava beans
The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans.
Green beans:

For best results and maintaining the nutrient value steam them for 4 – 5 minutes.
Believe it not green beans are a powerful anti-toxin food. They contain flavonoids like catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins that detox the body.
They provide you with an essential mineral called silicon. Important for bone health and formation of healthy connective tissue.
Nutritional value includes:  vitamin K,  manganese, vitamin C, fiber, folate, vitamin B2, copper, vitamin, B1, chromium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, choline, vitamin A, vitamin…

The benefits of eating Pistachios. A pile of Pistachios

The benefits of eating Pistachios

The power of Pistachios. Racing, training, gym’ing, working hard? Nail some Pistachios.
The benefits of eating pistachios

One quarter cup of raw pistachios supplies essential nutrients, including healthy fats, protein and vitamins and minerals.
High in potassium
Give 6 grams of protein per serving
Full of Vitamin B6, the protein that helps in carrying oxygen in the blood. Increases oxygen quantity in the blood the haemoglobin count in it. Resulting in more energy.
Contain two carotenoids not found in most nuts. These carotenoids, called lutein and…

Reduce post workout muscle soreness with watermelon. Chunks of watermelon.

Reduce post workout muscle soreness with watermelon

The colourful fruit has more to it than just an Instagram photo
Reduce post workout muscle soreness with watermelon

500ml of watermelon is all it takes to reduce muscle soreness. Drink it an hour before your workout and see the difference after.
The fruit contains the amino acid L-citrulline, which is rare in other natural food sources, that provides it with this ability.

Put simply, it’s your new foam roller.

The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts. A pile of Walnuts together

The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts

Eat walnuts to improve your ‘nuts’ and a multitude of other nutritional benefits
The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts.

Your Nuts: Keep em fighting fit. A study published in the Biology of Reproduction found that men who ate 75g of walnuts a day had stronger, healthier and better-shaped sperm.
V’s & M’s: Packed with vitamins B6, manganese , folate and thiamin.
Brain food and essential oils: Joint easing Omega 3’s and and 6’s for cell growth, immune function, blood clotting…

The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea. Mushrooms growing in the forest

The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea

A mushroom tea that helps kill cancer, improve skin, increase immunity, has anti-toxins, vitamins and minerals
The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea

There are many teas claiming various health properties. Most in the form of leaves. But few in the form of mushrooms. Especially one as ugly as the chaga mushroom.

Chaga Tea, or the herbal healer is a tea derived from one of the worlds most sought after mushrooms. It can be in various parts of Canada, Europe, parts…

15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks Britain

15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks in Britain

As told by the Daily Mail
15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks in Britain.

Great article released by the Daily Mail worthy of re-blogging, (I imagine it maybe slightly biased) original article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2301135/15-WORST-health-drinks-Orange-juice-Innocent-smoothies-sugar-13-Hobnobs-3-half-doughnuts.html

WORST COFFEE SHOP FRUIT JUICE
PRET FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE (500ml)
Pret’s orange juice contains as much sugar as 13 McVities Hobnob biscuits
229 calories
0.6g fat
51g sugar
SUGAR EQUIVALENT
13 McVities Hobnob biscuits

WORST SQUASH
BLACKCURRANT RIBENA (500ml)
Ribena has as much sugar as 13 Oreo cookies
215 calories
0g fat
52.6g sugar
SUGAR EQUIVALENT
13 Oreo Chocolate biscuits

WORST SMOOTHIE
INNOCENT POMEGRANATES, BLUEBERRIES…

11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity

11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity

With winter coming here is a list of top foods to eat to stay healthy and protected.
11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity. Eat these and we challenge any virus to take you on.

Mushrooms: Full of immune boosting vitamin D, leave them out in the sun for ten min before cooking them to spike their levels.

Red peppers: Vitamin A, repairs mucosal barriers damaged by fighting illness

Pumpkin seeds: Eat them for magnesium, needed for the health…

10 nutrition facts to help grow and maintain muscle

10 nutrition facts to help grow and maintain muscle

Live by these for those added extras that give you the competition edge
10 nutrition facts to help grow and maintain muscle
Get 20%–30% of daily calories from fat
Fats are good for you (particularly monounsaturated and saturated). They maintain testosterone levels, levels which are important for building muscle. Red meat for saturated, nuts for monounsaturated, fish for essential omega 3 polyunsaturated.
Eat before bedtime
When you have no food available for a large amount of time the body turns to breaking down muscle for…

Benefits of eating Aloe vera and natural remedies for Arthritis

Benefits of eating Aloe vera and natural remedies for Arthritis

Many people suffer from joint pain and arthritis. Some have to resort to Pain killers, operations or avoiding certain activities.
Benefits of eating Aloe vera and natural remedies for Arthritis. Unfortunately the two types of arthritis (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis) cannot be controlled, but they can be helped and managed.

The fallowing natural remedies are known to help for arthritis:

Boswellia,
Devil’s Claw, Ginger,
Green-Lipped Mussel Omega 3 Oil,
Turmeric plant (used to flavor food and has been used as an anti-inflammatory in Ayurvedic and Chinese…

Eat greens daily to reduce risk of diabetes and protect your heart

Eat greens daily to reduce risk of diabetes and protect your heart

You can reduce your risk of diabetes by 14% eating veggies goodness
Eat greens daily to reduce risk of diabetes and protect your heart. 

Green vegetables contain heart protecting magnesium and potassium.
Artichokes have the highest amount, more than any other green veg.
They also contain a fibre called Inulin, also found in garlic and asparagus – which puts a lid on your internal sugar shaker and suppresses your appetite.

Here's why eating mangoes is good for your skin

Here’s why eating mangoes is good for your skin

Missed out on the sun?
Here’s why eating mangoes is good for your skin. Mangoes contain pigments called carotenoids, an organic pigment that has been linked directly with a better skin complexion. 
According to scientists at Nottingham University, it is almost as affective as a couple of careful days in the sun

These food pairings can help fight cancer. A fruit and veg stall inna market

These food pairings can help fight cancer

Kick cancer’s ass with these foods that when paired and eaten together enhance their powerful tumour fighting compound properties
These food pairings can help fight cancer. The cancer research journals reports:

Eating Tomatoes with Broccoli will enhance their tumour fighting nutrients more so than eating each by itself.
Adding Pepper to Turmeric multiplies the absorption of its cancer fighting compounds by a 1000 times.

The ultimate post big night out detox smoothie and why

The ultimate post big night out detox smoothie and why

Back from Ibiza / heavy night? Been sick, nausea? Feel like crap? Don’t know which day of the week it is? The beefa bug? Thinking eating grapes will help?
The ultimate post big night out detox smoothie and why. Make this and get it down yourself to kickstart your body back into shape. Don’t moan about the taste, just drink it. Use all the below, blend, drink. Good for 2 servings over 2 days.

1 handful of spinach: packed with vitamin…

The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage

The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage

Cholesterol crushing Chinese cabbage aiding in weight loss, reducing hypertension and risk of heart disease
The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage. Napa cabbage, along with bok choy is one of the popular cabbage vegetables in mainland China. Other multiple benefits are:

Packed with anti-toxins such as carotenes, thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates
These anti-toxins can help protect against breast, colon and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
Great source of folates such as…