Prevent the hangover: what to eat before your drink

Prevent the hangover: what to eat before your drink

We all have a big night out now and then, and more often than not the next morning is a painful experience. Preparing your body before drinking can have a huge impact on how well you feel the day after. If you want to make sure you are bright-eyed and busy-tailed, here are some of our top tips to help you prevent a hangover. You may think you've heard this one before, but eating a meal before you drink is not only useful to 'line your stomach', it also helps your body to metabolise alcohol better, which makes for a...

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How to lose weight while working full time

How to lose weight while working full time

Getting regular exercise is not only important for toning and strengthening your muscles, it also helps with vital bodily processes like digestion. But for those of us who work in an office and sit down all day, it can be difficult to know how to incorporate invigorating exercises, or even healthy eating options, into a maintainable daily routine. Even if you have a more active job, a hectic schedule can mean you have little time to work out or eat well. Here are some of our top tips for losing weight while working full time. This is one little change...

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5 a day? We say 7

5 a day? We say 7

We’re all familiar with the five-a-day rule, but what if we told you it should be seven? Recent research by University College London suggests that we should eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables every day to help us live longer and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Luckily, it’s not half as tricky as it sounds. Here are our tips for getting this quota of goodness into your daily meals. There’s no worse kitchen sin than buying too much fresh produce and having to throw it out once it’s gone off.  Frozen fruit and veg have all...

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Energy Boosting foods: Five foods to give you an instant lift

Energy Boosting foods: Five foods to give you an instant lift

Step away from the cafetière – if you need an early morning (or afternoon) pick-me-up, these five energy boosting foods are perfect for putting a spring back in your step. A handful of raw, unsalted nuts can help banish the afternoon slump. Soaking these in warm water overnight makes them easier to digest by breaking down phytic acid and neutralising enzymes. This helps your body to absorb those all-important healthy fats and nutrients. To go that extra mile, pack a portion of trail mix complete with almonds, walnuts and pecans when you’re on the go for a guilt free snack. Iron...

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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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