Five food trends to try in 2017

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Five food trends to try in 2017

We’re taking a look forward to the five biggest food trends you just have to try in 2017. These are the tastes you’ll love to incorporate into your cooking  –  and they don’t just taste good, they do good too.  Turmeric Turmeric is a super effective nutritional supplement, providing a boost for both the body and the brain. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric  –  it's known to have strong anti-inflammatory effects. It inhibits molecules that are common culprits in causing intense inflammation of the joints. Turmeric is also a great antioxidant and gives your body’s natural enzymes...

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Your Dry January Masterclass

Your Dry January Masterclass

No booze? No problem. Try our three virtuous twists on cocktail classics to see you through the dry spell

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Active Ingredients: stevia, the super sweetener

Active Ingredients: stevia, the super sweetener

In recent years, the real impact of too much sugar in our diets has been revealed – from skin breakouts and high cholesterol to dips in mood. Now we’re looking for creative ways to reduce the amount of sugar we eat and still satisfy a sweet tooth. Thankfully, there's an alternative that not only tastes great but has natural benefits too – stevia. Spotlight on stevia This in-demand health food is 100% natural. It’s derived from the stevia plant, which is part of the chrysanthemum family. Native to South America, these days it grows mainly in China. A glycoside called...

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Active Ingredients: get happy with 5-HTP

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Active Ingredients: get happy with 5-HTP

When it comes to health benefits, the intriguingly named 5-HTP almost has too many to count. From anxiety and depression to weight control and migraines, it’s on hand to help support your everyday wellbeing. Let’s take a closer look at this handy health booster and how exactly you can start getting more of it into your lifestyle. What is 5-HTP? This nutrient is actually an amino acid that our bodies naturally produce. The supplement version of 5-HTP is derived from the seed of a West African plant named Griffonia Simplifolia. Also known as 5 hydroxytrypothan, 5-HTP is said to top up your natural levels of...

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Active Ingredients: fabulous flax seeds

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Active Ingredients: fabulous flax seeds

Loved by health blogs and heralded as one of the best plant superfoods you can eat, flax seeds more than live up to the hype. Let’s take a closer look at what’s so amazing about this unassuming little seed. Spotlight on flax seed Sometimes known as linseeds, flax seeds may be small and fairly innocuous-looking, but they have a rich history. In fact, they’ve been consumed for around 6,000 years and have long been celebrated for their powerful health benefits. It’s said that King Charlemagne was such a huge fan that he even passed a law dictating that his subjects...

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