Charge your energy

Charge your energy

Natural health experts explain how you can restore your energy levels with a holistic plan. We’ve all experienced that afternoon slump when our energy takes a dip, we will all have woken of a morning feeling less than rested, and we’ve all reached for food and drink that we believe will give us an energy boost. The truth is, low energy is a hugely common issue, thought to have been made worse by the recent pandemic, but the good news…

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Vegetarian hot and sour soup

Vegetarian hot and sour soup

Nourish your brain Keep the brain healthy and boost your mood with these nourishing recipes from Nutritionist and author of the Brain Boost Diet, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Vegetarian hot and sour soup This recipe includes fresh turmeric, which is not traditional but a fabulous way to include more anti-inflammatory spices in your diet. If you can get tempeh, then use this instead of tofu. Alternatively, omit the tofu and use two to three eggs instead. Seaweed is a great source…

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Sweet potato gratin fish pie

Sweet potato gratin fish pie

Nourish your brain Keep the brain healthy and boost your mood with these nourishing recipes from Nutritionist and author of the Brain Boost Diet, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Sweet potato gratin fish pie Fish pie is traditionally a stodgy comfort dish. This lighter version is packed with omega boosting fish and shellfish, plus veggies for an antioxidant boost. Swapping potato for a combination of sweet potato and cauliflower is the perfect way to reduce overall carbohydrate and packing in plenty of…

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Breakfast mocha no bake protein bars

Breakfast mocha no bake protein bars

Nourish your brain Keep the brain healthy and boost your mood with these nourishing recipes from Nutritionist and author of the Brain Boost Diet, Christine Bailey (www.christinebailey.co.uk). Breakfast mocha no bake protein bars Many traditional bars are full of sugars – whether it’s added syrups or dried fruit. These one are much lower in carbohydrate and high in protein thanks to the addition of vanilla protein powder. I have sweetened these with ground up xylitol. You can store these in…

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Summer beauty essentials

Summer beauty essentials

Keep a natural glow during the warmer weather with our expert guide to healthy summer skin. As the weather hots up, there are many things to think about when it comes to your skin and altering your usual routine. For example, you might want to switch your heavier creams for something much lighter, or you could be looking for a light coverage tinted moisturiser in place of foundation. And you might also want to consider how healthy your skin is,…

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Manage your mental health

Manage your mental health

The pandemic has led to a rise in incidence of mental health, and so here, natural health experts offer advice on the nutrition and lifestyle factors to better support your mind health. Our collective mental health has been placed under huge strain in the last year, and it’s showing in cases of mind-related disorders, including depression and anxiety. In fact, up to 10m people could need mental health support in the wake of the pandemic, a report warned before Britain’s…

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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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