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    Juicing for Health & Healing

    More and more of us understand the importance of eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, but if you'd like to try an alternative way of getting your vitamins and minerals, why not try juicing? Are you aware of the wonders of juicing and the health benefits you can receive from doing so? There are lots of fantastic recipes and creations that you can put together to suit all tastes, and you can even get the kids involved too! Here are ten very good reasons to try juicing...
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    Sprouting

    It is not surprising that a seed has more power for generating life than any other part of a plant. It is obvious that a human's needs are different to that of a growing plant but seeds do come packed with a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals which makes them the finest natural food that 'home grown farming' can give. Basic seeds and grains are inexpensive and a mere tablespoon of seeds can produce up to a kilo of sprouts making them even more economical!
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    Colour Yourself Healthy!

    When talking fruit and veg, the government advises that we eat 'Five a Day'. That's certainly a good start, but if I was the Prime Minister I'd change that to 'Five Colours a Day'. That way we'd hopefully find ourselves eating more than five different kinds of fruit and vegetables daily, but it would mean we'd also benefit from the additional health-promoting properties of eating naturally pigmented food.
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    Detox Diets and Cleansing

    Our body handles toxins by neutralising them, transforming them into something harmless or eliminating them all together. We try to cough up toxins that we breathe, while those landing on our skin may be washed away by sweat. Toxins in our food are dealt with by the liver, gallbladder and colon, while those that dare to enter us in liquid form may be partially flushed out by the liver, kidneys and bladder.
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    Nutrition for a Marathon

    Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or you’re running your first marathon, it’s vital to prepare yourself nutritionally for the big event. The countdown should begin two to three months before a marathon and will involve making changes to your eating and drinking patterns. With the right preparation you’ll enjoy all of the training and have a lot more fun on the big day.
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    Ten Steps to a Healthy Diet

    After studying the research, I've compiled my top ten tips for a healthy diet. Don't worry if you can't face following them all at once - you can follow them in steps, and very soon you'll be maximising your body's ability to function efficiently, ward off disease and heal itself.
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    Do’s and Don’t’s for a Flatter Tummy

    Do… chew properly to help aid digestion and release all of the correct digestive juices...eat non-wheat flours like rye, spelt, rice and oat... Don't… gulp food or chew too quickly as this can upset the digestive system...consume wheat, which is a common cause of bloating
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    Tips for Eating at Your Desk

    Watch out - while you're sitting at your desk expanding the boss's profits, you may be expanding your own waist line! If you're in the habit of eating at your desk, you'll be well advised to bear in mind the following top ten tips..
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    Top Tips for Warmer Weather

    Whether you're on a warm holiday isle or making the most of a summer's day at home, maximise your enjoyment by remembering the following basic nutrition and health tips.
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    Back to School with your Vitamin A, B, C’s...

    September and school are intrinsically linked in most people's memories, although whether those memories are good or bad can vary hugely from one person to the next. What is certain is that the experience of settling back into school - or indeed the office after a summer holiday - can be made infinitely more positive if you're nutritionally prepared!
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    Are You Getting Your Factor X

    Here in the UK we seem to get more than our fair share of rain, but did you know that the right nutrition can prevent gloomy weather leading to ill health?
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    Find Time for Nine!

    When it comes to eating fruit and veg, we often hear about getting our 'Five a Day'. Okay, if you've grown up on a diet devoid of fruit and veg, five is certainly a good initial target, but pretty soon you should aim to eat more. After all, fruit and veg are the best source of the vitamins and minerals we need for all the amazing chemical processes that go on inside us each and every day. Of the hundreds of different fruit and veg that you can choose from, I'm suggesting that you find time for nine. Here's a great selection you could start off with:
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    Excerpt from Motorsport Fitness Manual

    An excerpt from Chapter 9- Weight loss and nutrition in motorsport written by Barbara Cox, CEO & Head Nutritionist, Nutrichef 1. Intro There is no doubt that a lighter car and driver will accelerate faster out of the corners. Competitors spend vast amounts of money shaving those extra grams off of the equipment but we really should be looking to have a lean machine driving the vehicle as well.
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    Get your diet right to sleep tight

    Foods that can help get some good shut eye! What you eat affects everything that you do and sleep is no exception. A wide variety of foods, delivered by a balanced healthy diet will make all the difference.
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    Spice of life

    ‘The spice of life’ is more than just a figure of speech. While many might think of spices as mere flavour enhancers, for thousands of years they’ve been used to cure a variety of different ailments. An additional benefit is that by using spices to liven up your cooking, you’ll be less tempted to reach for unhealthy alternatives such as salt, ketchup or butter.
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    Three G's for circulation

    I'm often asked about foods that help with circulation so here's three G's for circulation...
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    Don’t avoid carotenoids!

    Originally written by Barbara for ICON magazine and published by the charity: Cancer Active: What are carotenoids? Carotenoids are one of the many different phytonutrients - naturally occurring chemicals produced by plants. ‘Phyto’ is derived from the Greek for plant, but is aptly named due to the ability of these chemicals to fight illness. Carotenoids are converted in the body into water-soluble Vitamin A, itself a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant.