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Easter is a time for cracking open the chocolate eggs and chowing down on one of the worlds’ most favourite comfort foods.The beauty of chocolate is that it is delicious to eat and has the potential to deliver health benefits thanks to its main component, cacao. Cacao comes from beans that grow on pods of ‘Theobroma Cacao’ trees.
Chocolate for heart health
Chocolate is scientifically proven to be good for the heart when eaten as part of a balanced diet. This is because it is rich in flavanols, which help to keep blood vessels healthy, lower blood pressure and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. A study published in the British Medical Journal reported that people who ate the highest level of chocolate had the lowest risk of cardiometabolic disorders. Continue reading
If you’re loving the health movement, one of the things that you’ve probably considered doing is making a green smoothie. Green smoothies are great for anytime, whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a healthy dinner, or a filling and delicious snack in the afternoon to pick your energy back up.
The best thing about green smoothies is that the sky's the limit when creating a smoothie. All you need is something green, like a leafy vegetable, something sweet (like fruits or honey), and something to pump up the nutritional value such as wheatgrass or chia seeds. Continue reading
Now that summertime is here and you’re all ready to hit the beach, take some time of think of how the heat and humidity can affect your pets!
Furry pets such as dogs, cats, and even small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs can suffer from a condition called “hot spots”. The technical term of hot spots is acute moist dermatitis and it occurs when a pet licks, scratches, or rubs at a certain spot on their body long and hard enough to be able to cause irritation or wounding. Continue reading
Have you ever had the problem where you went to a local farmer’s market and brought home a ton of vegetables because they looked so good and fresh? However, when you arrived home, you were puzzled over how to store them properly to be able to get the maximum shelf life and not worry about all the money that you spent.
Here are some great tips and tricks that you can practice to help keep your veggies crisp and fresh for a longer period of time: Continue reading
Did you know that in the UK alone, an average of £550 million is spent every year on moisturising products. For a lot of people, moisturising is an automatic part of their daily routine, believing that using a daily moisturiser is essential to having clear, toned, and youthful skin.
However, using a store-bought moisturiser might not be such a good idea. Continue reading
Now that summer is here, you’re probably excited to go out and have some fun in the sun! There’s few little things better to do on a sunny summer day than to head to the beach, or to a sun-lit park, and spend time with your family, friends, and pets!
Regardless of why you are changing your current diet towards a more “veggie lover way” of life - whether it’s ethical, health, or religious-, it is normal to miss the presence of meat in your diet, particularly when you first begin your stroll as a vegetarian. The most important thing is not to regret your decision, because even if you love eating meat, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. All things considered, a large portion of us are raised eating pork, chicken, beef, and lamb. Continue reading
More people are joining the meatless movement, nowadays, mainly because of health reasons and the increasing social awareness of its environmental impact. Some people are choosing to eat less meat, while others are choosing to remove meat from their diet altogether.
However, one of the most understandable reasons for people who are hesitant to remove meat from their diet is their concern of where they will get their proteins. This is a concern especially for those who work out and need a lot of protein in their diet. Continue reading
The vegetarian diet is so much more than just a fad; it’s a lifestyle change that one really has to be serious about.
Let’s face it, being a vegetarian can be difficult, especially with the popularity of food photography on social media these days.
However, there are some great reasons to switch to the vegetarian diet, no matter how hard it is, such as follows:
1. Vegetarianism reduces the risk of cardiovascular illnesses Continue reading