London’s Best Health Food Shops

London’s Best Health Food Shops

The influx of health food shops and cafes in London has gone wild in the past few years. Chains and independent stores have cropped up on every high street to cater to our growing interest in nutrition and wellness. Here’s a look at five of our favourite destinations across the capital and what they have to offer. Perhaps the most colourful shop in London, Rude Health makes tempting food and drinks for the whole family. It prides itself on using only the ingredients you’d find in your own pantry – no thickeners, preservatives or colourings – just natural food that...

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Eat to beat bloating

Eat to beat bloating

Follow our simple food tricks to keep the bloat at bay The dreaded bloat often strikes at the most inconvenient of times. Gas and water retention causes your stomach to swell and can leave you feeling uncomfortable and less than your best. But we have some small and simple diet recommendations to keep this painful condition at arm’s length. 1. Bananas Bananas are packed with potassium and fibre, which help to relieve water retention and bloating. They also have the added bonus of making you feel fuller for longer thanks to their relatively low GI value. 2. Leafy greens Kale,...

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Vitamin C-rich foods: the delicious way to youthful skin

Vitamin C-rich foods: the delicious way to youthful skin

Beautiful skin begins from within. Did you know that packing your diet full of vitamin C-rich foods can help maintain your youthful glow? This versatile vitamin is rich in antioxidants to protect your skin, boost your immune system and heal blemishes faster.   Keep your complexion looking dewy and healthy with these vitamin C health warriors. They’re delicious too. 1. Berries Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are rich in the phytochemicals and antioxidants that can help to repair the collagen in your skin. They also neutralise potentially harmful free radicals, which can cause premature ageing and lines. That’s a good excuse...

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Pancake day at the detox kitchen

Pancake day at the detox kitchen

Enjoy a healthy Pancake Day with these two delicious gluten-free recipes by Lily Simpson, founder of The Detox Kitchen. Gluten-free pancakes with pecans Ingredients: 2 eggs 50ml rice milk 150g rice flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp honey 1 pinch salt 100g pecans How to make it: Beat the eggs and add in the milk, mix well with a whisk and then sift in the flour and baking powder gradually, making sure to vigorously whisk the mixture so that it is not lumpy. Continue to whisk until smooth then add in the honey and salt. Leave to rest for...

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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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