Apples are often underestimated!

The good old humble apple has been around for centuries and is the second most consumed fruit, after bananas! Apples are currently at the height of their season in the UK and there is an abundance of varieties to choose from!  So whether you like a slightly sour apple or a sweet crisp one, eat …

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Eating a rainbow!

Eating a rainbow! First of all, let’s get this straight that eating a rainbow doesn’t mean filling up on brightly coloured smarties and skittles!!  It is about eating foods of as many different colours as possible, usually in each meal!  Eating a variety of colours means that you will incorporate many different fruits and vegetables into your diet and …

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Keeping a food diary helped me make some vital changes to my diet!

Like so many people, I was under the assumption that my diet was ‘healthy’. I thought that I didn’t eat a vast number of unhealthy snacks and make poor food choices; in the last year I have given up smoking, caffeine and fizzy drinks; plus, I very rarely eat take away food as I was …

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Eating to prevent cancer

Eating ‘5-a-day’ has been a most advertised campaign for many years and one that most people resonate with.. ..although recent research shows that we should be eating 7-a-day or even 10 portions a day if you want to cut your risk of shortening your life! We all know that eating fruit and vegetables has many …

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Eat your water!

“Eat your water,” is a phrase that Dr Murad uses to help people understand that being adequately hydrated for whole body health isn’t just about drinking eight glasses of water a day. Cellular water is absorbed slowly, which provides hydration, so Dr. Murad recommends “eating your water” in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to …

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How to Make the Perfect Nutritious Fruit Salad

Summer is the perfect time for a fruit salad, especially during this amazing heatwave we are having! They are a great way to get the most nutrition you can out of your fruit, plus make something that is super delicious! We can offer all of these fruity ingredients in our bespoke fruit boxes, click here …

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Keep refreshed with fruity ‘mocktails’

Delicious fresh fruit drinks that really do ‘look’ and ‘taste’ good! Non-alcoholic drinks can be quite uninviting – if you have been designated driver and wondering what to drink or simply want a delicious summer drink without alcohol then we’ve found some great fruit mocktail recipes for you to try!  These refreshing drinks are made …

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Don’t throw away your over-ripe fruit! 

Here are some great ways to use up fruit that is over-ripe! There are always those few fruity stragglers that get left behind in a bowl of fruit. The fruit that is left to over-ripen isn’t mouldy or bad but is  known as ‘wizened’. The wrinkles have started appearing and the flesh has gone soft.  …

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Best before or use by dates, are you throwing away edible food?

Best before or use by dates, are you throwing away edible food?   So often we rely on the printed dates that are on the majority of our purchased packaged food, but do you know the difference between your best before and use by dates? Research carried out by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes …

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