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Could a digital detox help you lose weight?

We live in a world of convenience where everything is just a finger swipe away This means that even the most disciplined of us often find it hard to resist the time-wasting pitfalls of mindless scrolling Taking a break from your phone has been...

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New Year, New You

January, AKA the month of good intentions, is here For most of us, it’s a time of reflection and goal setting as we strive to improve our health and wellbeing ‘I’m only going to eat once a day and give up carbohydrates/cheese/alcohol!’...

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Sustainable Christmas

We can all get a bit carried away at Christmas  With climate change being topical at the moment and peppered across the news, whether in the newspapers or online, we are all trying to be very conscious of waste Our Founder, Jennifer Irvine...

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Health Benefits of Winter Greens

Someone once said that you should always have something green on your plate, and from a nutritional perspective, there is good reason to Winter greens provide more than just a pop of colour, they are nutritional powerhouses   The brassica family...

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Go Nutty This Christmas!

Nuts are a very popular and convenient food and they have many health benefits including being a great source of healthy fats They make a lovely snack on their own or mixed with dried fruit and seeds They also work well in a smoothie or as a yummy...

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Planning a glass of Mulled Wine or Spiced Cider? 

We have done a slight comparison of the two drinks to help you decide   In the spirit of the festive season, one of our favourite things to do is visit the wonderful Christmas markets and have a nice cup of cheer to keep us warm, and...

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Cross over to the dark (chocolate) side

  At Balance Box we’ve delved into the wonderful world of chocolate in search of the answer (or justification) to the question: ‘Are there any benefits to eating chocolate’ We found that it all depends on the approach you take So,...

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Zero-waste journey, but how?

Do any of us know what we’re doing when we start our zero-waste journey   Going shopping – Don’t go unprepared, a list always helps, best not to go shopping when you’re hungry either, you might buy food and treats your eyes...

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