• Fifteen Fun Facts About Cucumbers

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    Is there anything more refreshing on a summer’s day than cucumber cocktails? The salad staple seems to accompany almost every meal in a restaurant, sadly on the side of the plate beside some wilted lettuce and tomato, but what’s so special about the humble cucumber?...


    The World’s Most Poisonous Foods

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    It’s true we should all know a lot more about the foods we eat, but usually we focus more on the fat content or the sugar levels not whether consumption will harm or kill us. There are however plenty of so called foods that will...


    6 Fruits That Can Be Both Good And Bad For Your Digestion

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    Fruits are always considered to be a good source of nutrients and fibre to keep your digestion healthy, but not all fruits have the same effect. Below are six popular fruits that we consume when trying to keep a healthy diet. Here we take an in-depth look...


    Neutralize Your Body pH With the Right Foods

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    Many people are troubled by health complaints that do not seem to bear any direct relation to their body size, level of exercise or age. They may experience symptoms such as heartburn, fluid retention, constipation, joint pain, headaches and tiredness, and be at a loss...


    Understanding Vitamins in Foods and Supplements

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    Vitamins are, by definition, organic compounds which are required to be supplemented by the human body to maintain healthy functions. Vitamins can not be created by the body, and hence are required to be obtained via diet or supplementation. Less than adequate levels of vitamins...


    6 Best Ingredients For Healthy Smoothies

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    When choosing ingredients for a smoothie, you have to consider what each ingredient brings to the table. There are some ingredients which simply do more for your body than others, and it should be considered during preparation. Just remember to choose organic options of the...


    VEGAN LIFESTYLE ON A BUDGET

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    Veganism can easily be tailored to fit into most people’s lives, regardless of income. It’s a myth that eating a vegan diet is expensive by nature. In fact, vegan diets in particular are very accommodating to budget living and eating. Many of the foods considered...


    IS IT VEGAN? A GUIDE TO INGREDIENT LISTS

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    WHAT MAKES A FOOD OR PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR VEGANS? It must not contain animal products or by-products, and it must not be tested on animals. Any unprocessed plant food is vegan, this includes fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes.   HOW TO TELL IF...


    BUILDING A HEALTHY VEGAN GROCERY LIST

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    VEGETABLES Load up on as many vegetables as you need. For a good variety, buy vegetables from all of the categories below. Buy a few vegetables to eat raw in salads, sandwiches, or with dips. Pick up at least 1-2 leafy greens for salad bases...


    Good Carbs, Bad Carbs – How to Make The Right Choices

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    Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good...