Detox your body with these foods

THE liver is the second-largest organ in the body. It works hard, all day long, converting your food into nutrients, and helping eliminate toxins from your body. Unfortunately, a lot of what we eat isn’t doing our liver any favours. All the processed ingredients, fried foods and insane amounts of salt and sugar, along with […]

An eggstra source of protein!

PACKED with protein, Vitamin D, potassium and vitamin B12, eggs are a superfood in their own right. They’re not only affordable and quick to cook, but they also offer a bounty of nutritional benefits. What’s even better is that they’re cheaper than other high-quality protein sources, such as grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. And, if […]

When it comes to the crunch …

CELERY has become one of the favourite vegetables when preparing foods such as soup, because of its flavour, but not everyone knows about its benefits. Part of the Apiaceae family, celery can be found throughout the world as an integral part of certain cuisines. Its origins can be traced back to the Mediterranean and North […]

Nothing fishy about sardines

SARDINES are often called the healthiest fish, and some experts call them a natural multivitamin. They’re highly nutritious, and cost less than most other protein sources. Health benefits Sardines are a tiny fish with a very big nutrient profile! In fact, very few other foods pack the same amount of nutrients, per ounce. Canned sardines […]

Smoked salmon is such a special treat

PRIZED for its salty, fireside flavour, smoked salmon is often considered a delicacy, owing to its relatively-high cost. It’s commonly mistaken for lox, another salmon product that is cured, but not smoked. However, like lox, smoked salmon is usually enjoyed on a bagel or crackers, with other toppings like cream cheese, cucumber or tomato. Smoked […]

Squeezing your own is the best way to go

FRESHLY-SQUEEZED fruit juice does not lose vitamin content, even if it isn’t drunk immediately, says one of Spain’s leading consumer organisations, the OCU. In a review of orange juice, across the country’s major supermarkets, the organisation tested the Vitamin C content in each; the moment it was extracted, a few hours later, then again at […]

Syrup is sweet taste of danger

HIGH fructose corn syrup is a man-made product that is produced by using enzymes, to extract sugar from stocks of corn. This sweetener should be avoided, as it has been linked to a variety of maladies including obesity, cardiovascular disease, blood-sugar imbalances, diabetes, fatty liver, liver failure, leaky gut syndrome, decaying teeth, hypertension, immune suppression, […]

Soup yourself up with garlic

GARLIC has a long and proud tradition as a medicine. The Ancient Egyptians recommended it for 22 ailments. In a papyrus dated 1500 BC, the labourers who built the pyramids ate it to increase their stamina, and keep them healthy. The Ancient Greeks advocated garlic for everything from curing infections, and lung and blood disorders, […]

Spinach cucumber smoothie

THIS smoothie is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre. If you are looking for the best detox drink, or simply want to be healthier, then this is it! Reasons to make this smoothie *It’s a great way to start a day and get some nutrients in your body *It’s refreshing – cucumber gives it that […]

Chorizo ban so healthy for Spain’s car-makers

A SIX-MONTH chorizo ban at Spain’s biggest car-maker has cut employees’ cardiovascular health risks dramatically. Around 600 workers were used as guinea pigs in a study that forced staff to ditch mortadella and sausage sandwiches for healthier alternatives. In a clampdown on company canteens, staff swapped the highly-processed meats for wholegrain sandwiches, with hummus, sardines […]

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