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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Fruit, nuts, seeds and energy bars lined up

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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Is there a nutritional difference between eggs?

From the “go to work on an egg” advertising slogans of the 1950s and 60s to cholesterol warnings of the 70’s the egg has had a chequered past Fortunately, since then our understanding of nutrition has improved and we know that cholesterol...

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In Season: British ingredients to eat now

Although there is a year-round supply of fresh food in the shops, it doesn’t mean the produce is at its best We all know that its best to eat with the seasons, not only does it reduce carbon emissions and support the local economy, seasonal...

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