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healthy eating for healthy life



Will an apple a day keep the doctor away? Is saturated fat really bad for you? How about those new breakfast cereal bars? They look pretty OK?

We are constantly bombarded with images and views of what we should be eating, overloading our already busy lives with more and more decisions to be made, until we're a quivering mess, unable to decide between an orange and a banana.

When did it all get so complicated?

My aim with this blog is to provide clear and easy to use healthy eating tips and recipes. If you'd like to be the first to receive the latest blog posts and recipes, straight to your inbox, sign up here. Otherwise, for these and other tips, follow me on facebook

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Decide which fermented food is best for you, your family and your hormones!

Posted by food hugs on February 6, 2020 at 9:35 AM

Confused about which fermented food to choose? Read on for some ideas on which one to choose first.

The popularity of fermented foods had exploded and now it’s possible to buy all sorts of variations everywhere, from kombucha to kimchi and kefir to sauerkraut.

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Perimenopause; can diet and lifestyle help?

Posted by food hugs on January 9, 2020 at 8:05 AM

It's that life stage that creeps up on you and just when you're in the thick of work stress and bringing up kids, symptoms appear with a bang; tiredness, anxiety, changes in menstrual cycle, dry skin and hair, sort joints, weight gain, brain fog and feeling hot, hot, hot....and not in a sexy way!

So can diet and lifestyle help?

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Easy Sauerkraut

Posted by food hugs on November 20, 2019 at 6:25 AM

Sauerkraut is one of the easiest and most nutritious foods you can make at home.

Some of the benefits of sauerkraut include:


  • It contains cabbage which is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and fibre, and also contains polyphenols, antioxidants and sulphur compounds, such...
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Nourishing Miso Soup

Posted by food hugs on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM

There is nothing like a nourishing and comforting soup on a cold winters day, and especially one that has the added benefit of supporting your hormones. Miso is a great source of phytoestrogens and probiotics, both of which can help to balance female hormones. With the immune boosting properties of ginger, garlic and mushrooms, this soup ticks alot of health boxes.

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Autumn Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Posted by food hugs on October 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM

I love a bit of easy my Dad's back garden! That counts, right?

When lovely crisp red apples are available to you, plus some blackberries from your garden, you can't but pair them together and make a zesty crumble. A low sugar recipe, this is delicious warm with organic natural yogurt.

Here's the recipe:

⭐️4 eatin...

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