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Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Plate

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 24 April 2022
Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Plate
Quick and easy avocado toast with tomatoes, balsamic glaze and crumbled goat cheese! One of my favourite light summer meals is avocado toast where you take an avocado, mash it, spread it on toast and enjoy! I like to season the mashed avocado with lemon (or lime) juice and salt and a fresh herb such as basil is a nice addition. The mashed avocado is the perfect base to stick other ingredients into and in this case it’s fresh sliced tomatoes and creamy goat cheese that are amazing tog...
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Liver Detox Green Smoothie

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 April 2022
Liver Detox Green Smoothie
This Liver Detox Smoothie is a great recipe to help you feel more energetic and less bloated. It’s perfect for those times of the year when you’re feeling like you want to increase your nutrient intake to help your body feel its best. With only wholesome ingredients, this green smoothie is a powerhouse of antioxidants and immune-boosting nutrients. Cilantro in particular is renowned for its protective and detoxifying factors. This smoothie has no dairy in it, but the avocado mak...
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Reduce Inflammation With These Healthy Eating Tips

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 March 2022
Reduce Inflammation With These Healthy Eating Tips
You probably know chronic inflammation is bad for the body. But you might not know it’s linked to mental health issues as well, including anxiety and depression. It’s also recognised as the underlying basis of a number of age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s and dementia. So when we reduce inflammation, we set ourselves up for better mental health over time. And what we eat is a key factor. For example, people consuming foods high in omega-6 fatty acids — like ...
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Kiwifruit, psyllium and prunes, which one is better for constipation?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 March 2022
Kiwifruit, psyllium and prunes, which one is better for constipation?
  Chronic constipation is a condition that may present with a range of unpleasant abdominal symptoms for patients. One of the ways to achieve symptom relief is by using natural treatment options. A recent study compared the effectiveness of kiwifruit, psyllium and prunes in patients diagnosed with chronic constipation. What is chronic constipation? Chronic constipation can be broadly defined as ‘unsatisfactory defecation, characterised by infrequent stools, difficult stool passa...
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5 Reasons Cancer Patients Should Love Oatmeal

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 March 2022
5 Reasons Cancer Patients Should Love Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one the most underrated and inconspicuous whole grains.  It is often regarded as a super food because of its ability to affect our health and wellness in a variety of different ways.  Personally I enjoy steel cut oatmeal at breakfast most days of the week.  I find oatmeal to be satisfying yet not too filling, easy to prepare and it staves off my hunger and snacking triggers throughout my morning. Steel cut oats (also known as Irish Oats or Coarse Ground Oats) inclu...
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