Spring is officially here and that means ever so slightly warmer weather, longer days and the joys of flowers in bloom and birds singing. It definitely encourages me to get outside, and I don’t mind the longer walks on the nicer evenings. In winter I just want to curl up with a blanket and cuppa, … More Birds, bikes and hikes
We are regularly told which foods are ‘healthy’ and which ones are ‘unhealthy’, however while we are inundated with health food professionals, nutritionists, PT’s and doctors telling us to eat these ‘healthy’ foods, we should still understand what we’re putting into our bodies. Some packaged and branded products are dark horses in the ‘healthy’ category … More ‘Healthy’ foods to be wary of
Lemons aren’t just for smoothies and in your food, they can also be used to ensure your food is kept fresh and can, in its pure form, have its benefits. Why not try these four different ways to use lemons?
Typically, the only time I add lemon to anything is when I’m eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. However, lemon’s feature in some recipes I’ve recently been trying, including in smoothies and salads, but why are they so key to weight loss?
Incorporate these smoothies into your daily routine for a much needed pick-me-up!
Try these three simple tricks to get more exercise into your day without spending hours at the gym.
You ate, drank, and were merry – but now it’s time to wake up and start on a health kick. It’s time for a detox, a word that sounds scary to most of us as it makes us think of dieting, consuming copious amounts of water and spending day after day endlessly eating boring salads. … More Introducing flower sprouts
Naturopath and founder of Primrose’s Kitchen, Primrose Matheson, has been looking at ways to approach the New Year with more balance. Although a great time of year to shake off those Christmas cobwebs, often we rush into the New Year with unrealistic expectations and goals that can be hard to maintain.
Many of us are starting off the New Year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise and get fit. Despite starting with the best of intentions, only one in 10 of us will see our resolutions through, with the majority of us abandoning them by February. So often this is due to attempting too many changes … More Six simple steps to start the New Year
Nuts are a great source of fat when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, here are four nuts you should definitely be incorporating into your diet Pumpkin seeds: They are high in magnesium and rich in zinc, both of which help to promote a healthy heart and give the immune system a boost. Sunflower … More Nuts about nuts and seeds!
When it comes to drinking we all know that water is an integral part of our daily lives, it keeps us hydrated, makes up two thirds of our bodies and doesn’t have the nasty additives that fizzy drinks can have. I find out from Aqua Pura just their top 10 ways of making drinking water … More Top 10 ways to drink more water
In the last nine months I have learnt that every plan thinks they’re right for you and everyone and their friend will tell you it will work for you too. Phfft.
Autumn may be here, but summer is desperately trying to keep itself in the picture with some sunny days among the rain and gloom, and just because we’re pulling out our jumpers and hoodies, doesn’t mean that you can’t keep what’s underneath on top form. Jane Michell, nutritionist, weight loss expert, author and founder of … More Don’t hide away those bikini bodies just yet
Did you know it was National Mushroom Month? There are so many national months/weeks/days I can’t keep up, but I’ve just seen the Just Add Mushrooms campaign from the Mushroom Bureau (yes, that’s a real thing, I checked!) and their tips on why mushrooms should be your go to ingredient. Personally I love that their … More It’s National Mushroom Month!
I’ve tried to reduce my intake of tea over the course of my journey as I’ve been known to be a bit of a tea fiend, however I recently found that maybe I shouldn’t be so hasty to give up one of my favourite pastimes. Supposedly, a study conducted of 2,000 people showed that 44 … More The benefits of tea