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Gut health: Mind the (Fibre) Gap

Most of us know that we should aim to include plenty of fibre in our diets because it lowers the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer So, why are most of us still not getting...

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5 Glute Exercises to undo sitting all day

If you work from home or in a sedentary job, the amount of time you spend sat on you behind may have caused your bum muscles to snooze Strong glutes are important for posture and performance and this workout from boutique fitness studio Flex...

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Gut health: Jonny Wilkinson tackles kombucha

After exploring all things prebiotic in last week’s focus on gut health, today we’re talking to former England rugby star and founder of No1 Living kombucha drinks company Jonny Wilkinson   Jonny Wilkinson CBE is considered one of the...

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Gut Health: Your Guide to Prebiotics

Gut health: Your Guide to Prebiotics

So, you’ve just got your head around probiotics, but what about prebiotics To maintain optimal health, it’s essential to incorporate both into your diet to keep your gut – and consequently the rest of your body - tickety-boo Probiotics are...

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The Ultimate Food Quiz

Many of us have taken to family games whilst in lockdown so we’ve rounded up our favourite food facts for the ultimate food quiz to keep you entertained Good luck!    1 Which of these is not a mushroom  Lion’s...

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Acts of Kindness to Boost Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year, in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the theme is kindness  Kindness makes us and the world a better place It seems intuitive, but sometimes it can be forgotten in our busy...

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The Balance Box Guide to Healthy Snacking 

As we find ourselves confined to our homes, many of will find our food intake rocketing – whether it is through comfort eating, boredom or genuine hunger    Being at home all day you will feel inclined to graze more than usual but...

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How to grow your own kitchen herb garden

Whether you’re short on space, do not have access to a garden or wish to have more plants in your home, there something very satisfying about growing your own kitchen herb garden Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow and will transform your...

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