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Healing foods to boost your health

There’s an endless list of beneficial foods for your health, as well as others that have none at all. Weight-loss, lowered cholesterol and arterial tension, strengthened immune, cardiovascular and pulmonary system, are some of the benefits that introducing foods with medicinal properties can have on your health. The nutrition expert at SHA, Melanie Waxman, highly recommends including healing foods as part of a healthy diet.   What foods have healing effects?

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The 2017 Healthy Food Trends

Trends come and go but recently, healthy eating has become much more than just a trend. There’s nothing fleeting about healthy living, as once you get into it, it simply becomes a way of life. However, there are constantly new food trends that invade social media feeds. So far this year, we’ve already got a long list of what everyone is loving at the moment. If you haven’t tried the

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Which plant-based milk is best for you?

Plant-based milks are a great alternative to dairy milk, whether it’s for intolerance reasons or simply because you want to avoid consuming dairy and are looking for a substitute that is rich in vitamins and minerals to fill the gap. Each plant-based milk is made up of a different nut/seed/grain/legumes, therefore, the benefits it provides are different. That’s why it’s interesting to see which one is best for each individual’s

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Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Drinks

Everyone is talking about turmeric lately…and with good reason! This golden spice originally used in Ayurveda, has become a worldwide superfood phenomenon! Whilst it has just become widespread, turmeric is a plant of the ginger family that has existed in Asia for thousands of years and has been used for its widespread medicinal properties. Science has been backing up all the benefits that turmeric provides, making it an extremely sought after superfood. But,

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Foods to detox the liver

The liver is an organ that performs many crucial functions in the body, that’s why, it’s important to take care of it. It’s a detoxifying organ that helps the body get rid of toxins and harmful substances. Whilst the liver carries out the task of removing toxic waste on a daily basis, it’s also important to assist this process through the food we ingest. For those who don’t lead a

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The connection between magnesium and calcium

The balance of minerals in the body is both a delicate and dynamic matter. If there were a deficiency of calcium, the rest of the mineral balance in the body would be compromised. Therefore, magnesium is considered to be a key mineral for the absorption of calcium and if we eat wholesome ingredients rich in magnesium, the levels of calcium increase drastically. Magnesium stimulates the production of calcitonin, a hormone

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5 Immune-Boosting Foods for Autumn

The food you eat plays an important role in your health, how you feel and how you look. There are ancient healing foods that have been used for many different ailments because of their anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Now that the change of season is near, it’s time to include these foods on a daily basis to strengthen the immune system and prevent getting sick. These foods should ideally be

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Summer Detox: Stay fit for the summer

Summer is in full swing and you’re probably already wearing shorts, dresses, skirts, tops, and most importantly, beachwear! We all want to be beach ready and feel the best in our skin in this time of year. We’ve got you sorted and have come up with the perfect summer plan for you to stay fit for the summer. Go Green In summer, we lose a lot of fluids with the increasing temperatures and

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Is Stevia a healthy alternative to sugar?

How good is stevia as a natural sugar substitute? Following our post about the healthiest sweeteners, several of you asked us to talk about stevia, an increasingly trendy sweetener that is used as a sugar substitute. What is stevia?  Stevia is a plant type pertaining to the sunflower family whose green leaves have a particularly sweet taste (up to 30 times sweeter than refined sugar) and it has been used since ancient time in

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How to prepare healthy burgers: Rice and Bean Burger

We’re always excited to present you with healthy vegetable burger alternatives, such as the millet, tofu, and carrot and legumes burger recipes we’ve created for you before. Eating healthily does not mean you can’t enjoy the foods you love from time to time. It simply means that we can find alternatives to the conventional ingredients to create a dish that is better for your health and your wellbeing. Because we

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