GET BACK TO NATURE WITH FORAGING

GET BACK TO NATURE WITH FORAGING

With lockdown measures gradually lifting, there has never been a more important time to look after our mental wellbeing. Being outdoors and in nature is known to help alleviate stress and Belinda Blake, a nutritional therapist who trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition recommends foraging as the perfect hobby and antidote to stress. Motivated to study nutrition in response to her own health problems, Belinda has become a keen forager and greatly believes in the power of natural immunity…

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PLAN YOUR DAYS SO THE ENERGY STAYS – Sponsored

PLAN YOUR DAYS SO THE ENERGY STAYS – Sponsored

Feeling slow and sluggish? If lockdown has taken its toll on your ‘get up and go’, Wassen is here with 5 simple energy hacks to help you stay energised and focused all day. In other words, here’s how to get your buzz back! See the light Take a 30-minute walk, preferably in the morning when the day is at its lightest. This is a great way to feel more energetic for the rest of the day as is an energetic…

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Anti-inflammatory golden blend

Anti-inflammatory golden blend

Struggling with joint pain and inflammation? Try these anti-inflammatory nourishing recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Anti-inflammatory golden blend  This vibrant, zingy juice is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, making it ideal for supporting your immune health, lowering inflammation in the body and boosting recovery after exercise. A sweet and spicy juice to kickstart the day. Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 5 carrots 2 lemons, peeled ½ cucumber 2 celery stalks 1 apple ¼ fresh pineapple/250g 1cm…

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Flaked trout with rocket, lychees and sweet lime dressing

Flaked trout with rocket, lychees and sweet lime dressing

Struggling with joint pain and inflammation? Try these anti-inflammatory nourishing recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). The oily richness of the trout contrasts beautifully with the sweet lychees and peppery rocket leaves. Hot smoked trout requires no preparation making this an ideal speedy healthy lunch or evening meal. Trout is a great oily fish and useful source of anti-inflammatory and bone supporting omega 3 fats. Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 seconds Ingredients: 225g hot smoked trout…

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Chia coconut breakfast bars

Chia coconut breakfast bars

Struggling with joint pain and inflammation? Try these anti-inflammatory nourishing recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Chia coconut breakfast bars These are perfect for when you need something quick to grab and go. A delicious tropical combination of dried mango and coconut, these no-cook bars are simple and easy to prepare. Using chia seeds is a great way to boost your intake of fibre, protein and omega 3 fats. Makes 18 bars Preparation time: 30 minutes Storage: Store in the…

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Pad Thai 

Pad Thai 

Struggling with joint pain and inflammation? Try these anti-inflammatory nourishing recipes from Nutritionist, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Creamy yet light and nourishing, the addition of nut butter provides plenty of bone supporting minerals including magnesium, zinc and calcium. Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days Ingredients: 2 carrots, spiralised or julienned 1 courgette, spiralised or julienned ½ red pepper, sliced thinly ½ yellow pepper, sliced thinly Large handful of soaked kelp…

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Holistic mum and baby

Holistic mum and baby

Nutrition should be a critical focus for a new mum to ensure both her and her baby’s needs are met. And here, we asked Keeley Berry, nutritional expert and Product Developer at BetterYou, what key issues need to be considered. True Health: What are the key health issues that a new mum needs to keep in mind for her health? Keeley: The most prominent health issue for new mum’s to be aware of is mental health. Research has shown that…

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Guide to good joints and bones

Guide to good joints and bones

Are you ensuring your diet and lifestyle is supportive of your joint and bone health? Our experts offer their suggestions for simple swaps to keep this system functioning.  We place a lot of pressure on our joints and bones in our modern living, through a variety of factors. Some we can’t do a huge amount about but others, such as the focus we place on our nutrient levels, are well within our control. So, what do you need to know…

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Power your gut with probiotics

Power your gut with probiotics

Heard of probiotics but not sure if you need them? Our experts explain how they could help your gut and, in turn, your overall health. Our gut health can tell us a lot about our overall health, and therefore, it’s crucial we take the time to make sure it’s functioning well. A healthy gut, for instance, means a well-supported immune system, glowing skin and strong cognition. A big part of a healthy gut is ensuring you have the right balance…

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Prepare your skin for spring: keep your skin hydrated and youthful

Prepare your skin for spring: keep your skin hydrated and youthful

Sponsored With spring just around the corner, it’s time to update your wardrobe, shoe rack and skincare routine. It’s safe to say that most people are happy the ice-cold months are over and the season of continuous shivering has almost passed. With the temperatures rising, the sun being out more and spending a lot more time outside, it’s extremely important to take good care of your skin and prepare for spring. With the season that revolves around new life, we…

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