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Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips: #2 Eat a Rainbow

Posted by food hugs on March 21, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Besides all the vitamins and minerals that we always hear about, there are over 4,000 different types of phytochemicals in plants in their natural state, all performing different functions.


Phytochemicals are pharmacologically active medicines and they make a huge difference to our wellbeing. 


Alot of them are antioxidants, so they can help manage inflammation. Some can also activate enzyme systems, influence hormones, play an antiviral/antibacterial r...

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Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips: #1 Digestion

Posted by food hugs on March 4, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I'm going to write a series.


Not a telenovela kinda thing. Not anything as remotely violent as Eastenders, or as glamorous as the Good Wife. Just a series of ideas. A collection of episodes that when taken together might form a picture of simple ways to feel better by making, maybe only a few, changes to the way you eat.


So here it is. The start of my series. 


#1: Improving your Digestion


It's amazing to think...

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Baby, it's cold outside

Posted by food hugs on February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

It's a particularly Irish thing to talk about the weather, but in this instance, it's 100% on topic.


Spring has sprung and we're meant to be unfolding from our long hibernations. Stretching and reaching for a watery, cool sun. Shaking off our winter insulation and kick starting our metabolism with tentative jogging on bright, brisk days. 


However, I just can't think about spring loading my metabolism while there's a howling wind outside, rain that can'...

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