The 16 Best Detox Teas Of The Modern Era

If you feel bloated, or just down and out after a tough day at the office, try sipping a cup of hot tea! Herbal teas are a natural way to relax, soothe the senses, and get back on your feet again. Not only do these offer a healthy alternative to regular tea or coffee, but they help boost energy, strengthen the immune system and detoxify the body. So whether you’d like to lose weight, beat the winter blues or stay fit and healthy, there’s a herbal brew to suit your tastes, and health needs. Here’s a look at the 16
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Why Use Our Vegan Meal Replacements?

Choosing a meal replacement can be a bit tricky. Why? Well, a lot of companies just re-package their protein powder shakes as meal replacement shakes – you get enough protein but not enough of everything else. There’s also meal replacement shakes out there that just pack in a lot of carbohydrates and refined sugar which doesn’t do your body any good. There’s also companies that use ingredients that are sub-standard – they sound good but in reality they’re so processed you’re better to just stay as far away as possible from them. You need to find the right balance of
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Choosing Veganism for Health

Veganism is not a bad word Take the word Veganism, rip it up and throw it in the bin. Forget what you know about it and what you think you know about it. Veganism is a word that conjures up all kinds of mad ideas, but mad ideas always come from somewhere don’t they? Yes, some vegans do go around in hemp sacks, hug trees and eat tofu all day. Don’t let that put you off, because there is more to choosing veganism than that. There’s SO MUCH MORE to it than tofu. Veganism can symbolise fantastic, youthful health. It is a
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Easing your way into Veganism

Changing a habit can be a challenge – especially trying Veganism. It can be time consuming, involve plenty of trial and error and be downright frustrating. So take this next sentence on board – Overhauling (and revolutionising) your diet will be tough, it will take longer than you first expected, but it will be worth it!   YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Whatever you eat on a daily, weekly, monthly basis affects your body completely and utterly. You cannot avoid what you feed yourself- sooner or later you will experience its affects. The phrase ‘You are what you eat’ couldn’t
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10 Fun Facts About Carrots

1. Carrots Are Old You can trace carrots back to 5000 years ago through historical documents & paintings. No one’s exactly sure when carrots first appeared – it got mistaken a lot for parsnips, which is a close relative to a carrot. 2. Original Use People first used carrots as medicine for a number of ailments – not as a food source. When first cultivated, carrots were grown for their leaves and seeds rather than their roots. The part of the carrot we eat is called the taproot. 3. Origins of the humble carrot Carrots are a root vegetable that
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What Happens to Your Body After Going Vegan for 2 Months

You’ve probably heard the word ‘vegetarian’ for quite a while – possibly all your life. Essentially, it means someone who doesn’t consume any kind of meat, including seafood and poultry. Recently, the term ‘vegan’ has also become mainstream, and at first glance, it looks like a shortened form of ‘vegetarian’. In fact, the two terms are different, though both denote a ‘no meat’ policy. However, some vegetarian diets make room for dairy products and eggs; meanwhile, vegan diets take the policy of not consuming meat a step further, and do away all animal products, including milk, cheese, and eggs. That’s
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What’s in my food?

In this modern age of processed foods and the widespread use of artificial chemicals to enhance everything from taste and appearance to shelf life, you can no longer take it for granted that you know what is in your food just by looking at it. Food these days is not simple – do you really know what you are eating? Food additives A good example of “hidden” ingredients are food additives. Almost everyone has heard of them, but how many of us actually take the time to find out what they are, which ones appear in our food and how
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Why Take Supplements

In an ideal world we wouldn’t need to have this conversation. In an ideal world, money would grow on trees and optimum nutrition would be readily available through the food we eat – even chocolate cake! Yes… in an ideal world. But unfortunately for your overdraft, money does not grow on trees and perfect nutrition doesn’t come easy. You, my friend, do not live in an ideal world. So, why take supplements? The way I see it, most people can be split into one of three camps: 1. Those who get angry at the sight of ‘rabbit food’;  2. Those
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What’s so good about alkalising?

I bet you’ve seen them. All those adverts promising you a ‘7 day’ weight loss miracle, or ‘5 steps’ to increase energy. Or something along the lines of ‘top 10 recovery tricks for exercise’, etc., etc. It’s the same old adverts with the same old ‘advice’ – follow their amazing miracle plan and they’ll show you some very quick shortcuts to make whatever you want to do easier, and more importantly, a lot quicker. The problem – they’re all (mostly) full of sh**. Not because the advice is completely wrong, it’s just not enough. You can follow their advice but if you
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