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7 reasons why green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet with its health benefits of tea observed since the first infusions of the tea plant 4700 years ago. Of course, no one thing you drink or eat is going to counteract … Continue reading

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7 health benefits of manuka honey

Manuka honey is often referred to as an alternative medicine, however, with a growing body of scientific research into its therapeutic benefits, combined with a serious need to find a way to combat antibiotic resistant bacterial strains, manuka honey is … Continue reading

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Turning chia seeds into chia gel

I used to sprinkle chia seeds on my salads and put them in my homemade raw museli.  The little black and white seeds don’t taste like much, but they do add a bit of crunch, fiber, omega 3 , protein, … Continue reading

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Mexican Caviar Salad

My sister said it was time I posted another recipe.  Something that’s quick and easy.  The sort of thing you can whip up on those nights when you haven’t given dinner that much thought.  Last night was one of those … Continue reading

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6 different points of view on the “healthiest diet”

‘Group think’ is a phenomenon where a group of people resist and ignore external knowledge and views whilst reinforcing their own way of thinking.  This leads to ‘in-thinking’ where basically, we stop challenging others in the same group and ourselves. … Continue reading

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The will power myth

“I just have no will power” one Mom told me, complaining that her latest diet wasn’t working, “I bake a batch of biscuits for the kids to have when they get home from school.  The aroma of hot cookies fills … Continue reading

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Celeriac brunch

A celeriac (or celery root) came in our veggie box this week.  Celeriac is a variety of celery that has been bred for better eating roots (as opposed to cultivated for the celery stalks).  The roots mass together to form … Continue reading

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