healthy lifestyle

  1. Week Tip - Home made tomato soup

    Home made tomato soup may not be as easy as opening a can of soup, but its much more tastier and no hidden additives! Double up the mixture and you can freeze extra portions for a quick soup the next time round.
    800g tomatoes cut into quarters
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cloves of garlic
    1/2 teaspoon oregano 
    500ml vegetable stock
    Sprinkle of salt and pepper
    Preheat the oven to 180degrees.
    Place the tomatoes and garlic in an over proof dish and drizzle with olive oil followed by the oregano, salt and pepper.
    Place in the oven.
    After about 15minutes give the tomatoes a stir to make sure they are roasting evenly.
    Cook for another 15-20minutes or until tomatoes are starting to darken.
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  2. Weekly Tip - Why do we suffer with low energy?

    There are so many causes for us to suffer from low energy and they aren’t all ‘unhealthy’, sometimes being ‘over healthy’ can be a cause too. Over exercising and not giving our body the amount of rest time we need to recover can cause our energy levels to be depleted. Following a diet that is too low in calories, or the wrong balance of macronutrients can often leave us feeling low in energy and thats when bad nutritional decisions are made, as we look for quick fixes to boost our energy levels. On the other end of spectrum, not exercising at all can leave us feeling sluggish and low on energy. Eating too much of the wrong foods that are high in calories but low in nutrients can also leave us with low energy and deficiencies which can cause fatigue. It’s important to find the happy medium that works best for you and your energy levels, we are all different, what might work for one person most likely won’t work for another. If you are feeling like you are struggling with low energy - spea
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  3. Weekly Tip - My top 3 Benefits of Cranberries

    Cranberries are very close to the top of this list of fruit with the highest antioxidant concentrations. They can be a little bitter to eat, so not usually your first choice of berry, but I hope after reading this you will start including them in your diet more often. They have many health benefits, have a read below to learn about my top 3 benefits of cranberries.
    Help prevent and treat UTI’s. - If you get UTI’s frequently I recommend supplementing with cranberry. Cranberries contain special compounds that can stop bacteria from sticking to the surface of the urinary tract. Next time you feel a UTI starting try either drinking pure cranberry juice or taking a cranberry supplement, chances are you won’t need to take an antibiotic!
    Great for your digestive tract and immune system - Just as cranberries can stop bad bacteria sticking to your urinary tract, they can do the same for your gut linin
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  4. Pre and Post Natal Nutrition through the different trimesters

    Pregnancy is one of the most important times in life to really be focusing on your nutritional needs. There’s that old saying that pregnant woman should be “eating for two”. This couldn't be further from the truth, especially during the first two trimesters. 
    During the first trimester when morning sickness usually takes place you might find that you struggle to keep anything down or have severe food aversions. Making sure you are taking your prenatal supplement during this time is very important as this when a lot of very important fetal developments are taking place, and you might not be able to be getting enough nutrients from your diet if you are suffering from morning sickness. 
    During the first trimester there is no need to increase calorie intake, just focus on eating a healthy well balanced diet. 
    During the second trimester the morning sickness has s
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  5. Nutritious smoothie

    Smoothies can be an extremely healthy nutrient filled snack when made with the right ingredients. I make this smoothie nearly everyday for that added nutrient boost. It can even been enjoyed as a quick on the go breakfast!
    1 handful frozen blueberrie
    1 handful frozen raspberries
    1/2 frozen banana
    1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
    1 teaspoon barley grass powder
    1 tablespoon hemp hearts
    1 tablespoon pumpkin seed powder
    2 tablespoons organic pure whey
    250ml milk of your choice
    Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick try adding another 50mls of milk.
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