1. Weekly Tip- Top 5 benefits of adding chia seeds to your diet

    Chia seeds are good for your digestive health
    Chia seeds contain about 10grams of fibre per 2 tablespoons which is nearly half your daily requirement of fibre! Because of the rich fibre content chia seeds do wonders for our digestive health. The fibre not only acts as a prebiotic feeding the good bacteria in our gut, but also helps promote
    Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants
    Chia seeds are a great way to get more antioxidants into your diet. Antioxidants are important in protecting our cells from free radical damage and inflammation which can lead a whole range of different illnesses and premature ageing!
    Chia seeds help improve heart health
    Chia seeds contain more omega-3’s than salmon gram for gram! Although it’s important to
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  2. Chicken Bone Broth

    Chicken bone broth has so many health benefits when it comes to supporting your immune system in fighting colds and flu…including respiratory health (something we are all wanting to keep in top shape at the moment). I will go into a lot more detail in my next blog post of the benefits, but for now I would like to share my favourite chicken bone broth recipe, that you can start making today.


    1 x chicken carcass (yes you can use the one leftover from your roast)

    1 x stem of celery

    2 x carrots

    1 x onion

    3 x tablespoons apple cider vinegar

    2 x cloves of garlic

    enough water to cover the carcass once in stockpot

    salt and pepper to taste


    1. Add all ingredients to a stock pot
    2. Bring to a boil
    3. Reduce heat to the lowest setting
    4. Partially cover and leave to simmer away for around 8hours.
    5. Once ready, strain t
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  3. Amino Acids

    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and make a large part of our muscles and tissue. There are 20 amino acids in total which can be broken down into two categories essential and non-essential. There are 9 essential amino acids which our body cannot make so it’s important that we are getting them through our diet. The other 11 amino acids are non-essential as they can be produced by our bodies. That being said, within the 11 non-essential amino acids there are 6 conditionally essential amino acids, meaning that in times of illness or stress we may need larger quantities of the amino acid which our bodies are unable to produce so we must get it through diet.

    Eating a wide variety of animal proteins is the best way to insure that you are getting all the different essential amino acids in your diet. But good news if you are vegetarian or vegan there are plant based proteins you can eat such as quinoa, buckwheat a

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  4. Watermelon

    With summer here I thought I would share five of the top benefits of making watermelon a summer time staple for the whole family.


    1. Watermelon has a high water content (over 90%) It contains potassium and magnesium which are importing in aiding detoxification and reducing water retention.


    1. Watermelon contain a good amount of lycopene and vitamin C which helps the immune system fight off disease causing free radicals.


    1. Watermelon contain vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Studies show that getting enough vitamin A in your diet can keep your eyes healthy and help in the prevention against age related macular degeneration.


    1. The vitamin A and C found in watermelon act as antioxidants protecting our cells from damage caused by free radicals which can lead our skin to age faster. Vitamin C also helps boost collagen production
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  5. Cranberries

    Cranberries are related to blueberries and bilberries. And like these two berries they contain really high levels of antioxidants (they are higher in antioxidants than most fruit and vegetables!) Antioxidants protect the cells in our bodies against free radical damage which causes oxidative stress. ‘Oxidative stress is believed to lead to the development of the most prevalent and chronic diseases and disorders.’ When our bodies have a good level of antioxidants from the foods we eat or supplements we take they are able to balance the free radicals and prevent chronic disease from occurring. Cranberries are also packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber and have been used in traditional medicine for many years.


    The most well know benefit of the cranberry is that it can prevent and treat urinary tract infections which are

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  6. Weekly Tip: Matcha Latte recipe

    Did you know that one cup of matcha tea has the same amount of antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea. Try switching your morning latte for an almond milk matcha latte. Not only will you save on calories - you will also giving your body a nutritional boost.

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  7. Weekly Tip: A Helping Hand

    Feeling like you need a helping hand to shift the extra Crimbo kilo’s? 

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  8. End of Year Blog

    Another year come and gone in the blink of an eye and what a year 2017 has been! Now is an important time to sit back and reflect on the passed year. Think about all the things you have achieved and all the people (and animals for me) that have made an impact on your life this year and the impact to you have made on theirs.

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  9. Weekly Tip: Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

    If you have ever made jam from scratch before you will know how much refined sugar goes into it! This recipe gives you a healthy alternative. The recipe has only natural sugars from the fruit and honey.

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  10. Weekly Tip: Winter Mixture

    During these cold winter months one product i definitely recommend having stocked up at home is Beehealth Winter Mixture.

    This delicious mixture of honey powder and propolis keeps your immune system strong, allowing you to enjoy the festive season without catching that pesky winter cold.

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