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What Is Chlorophyll Water And Should You Be Drinking It?

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10 July 2019

What Is Chlorophyll Water And Should You Be Drinking It?

It's the latest trend in the wellness world - but is it safe to drink, and should you?

When you hear the word ‘chlorophyll’ you might get terrible flashbacks to GCSE biology, but don’t worry – this isn’t an exam. Chlorophyll is the latest trend in the wellness world.

If you do need some revision, it’s the green pigment in plants, which is needed for photosynthesis – a chemical reaction harnessing energy from sunlight. Now, people are starting to look into the benefits it can have for humans as well.

Things You Only Know if a Bad Meal Ruins Your Mood

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1 July 2019

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Maebelle

Things You Only Know if a Bad Meal Ruins Your Mood

If being let down after a bad meal is a feeling that fills you with dread, we understand your pain.

And so, you’ll know where we’re coming from with this lot…

You can’t be blamed for looking forward to a meal out. You get dressed up, you book a babysitter, you check the restaurant menu beforehand and know exactly what you’re going to order – if it goes wrong, all that excitement was for absolutely nothing. Of course you’re going to resent it!

As Ultra-Processed Foods are Linked to Early Deaths, Here are 7 to be Wary of

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24 June 2019

As Ultra-Processed Foods are Linked to Early Deaths

We’ve all heard it before: what we eat has a big impact on our health, and we should limit the amount of processed foods we consume.

In fact, two new studies published in journal The BMJ have found a link between what we classify as ‘ultra-processed’ foods and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Gennaro Contaldo: ‘It’s Always Special When You Make Time to Eat With Those Who Matter Most’

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13 June 2019

Gennaro Contaldo

This summer, chef, restaurateur and Jamie Oliver’s best mate Gennaro Contaldo, is hoping to bring a bit of Italian panache to dinnertime.

“Like all Italians, I’m passionate about food and drink, and think eating together is one of the best things friends and family can do,” says Contaldo, 70, who was born in Minori, Italy.

As he teams up with Birra Moretti on a new pop-up restaurant (where you have to bring your own table) we threw some questions at him…

5 Healthy Living Challenges to Embrace this Summer

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12 June 2019

5 Healthy Living Challenges to Embrace this Summer

We all know the basic ‘rules’ of healthy eating and living and how important it is to look after our long-term health...

But making these things an ongoing part of our day-to-day lives can be another matter. Every year, millions of working days are lost to sickness absence – with most attributed to insufficient sleep.

SEE ALSO: 6 Fruity Summer Mocktails Made with Low Sugar

3 Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs to Perk Up Your Palate

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28 May 2019

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Maebelle

3 Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs to Perk Up Your Palate

Summer sunshine and cue the aperitif… that wonderful time of the day when we whet our appetite with a light bite and a glass of something soberingly refreshing.

Yep, that’s right. Rather than a bitter-sweet cocktail before dinner, we’re opting for something lighter than a spritz, and much more agreeable than a kiddies cocktail – aka a Shirley Temple.

“The aperitif moment is all about fun, anticipation of a great evening or meal, and marking the moment where work becomes play,” says Paul Mathew, bartender and founder, Everleaf Non-alcoholic Aperitif.”

What is Moringa? The New Superfood Could Help Beat Stress and Fatigue

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19 May 2019

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Maebelle

The New Superfood Could Help Beat Stress and Fatigue

If you’re the type of person that spoons chia seeds onto your porridge and whizzes kale into your smoothies like there’s no tomorrow, then you might want to listen up, because there’s a new superfood that wellness types are getting hyped about.

Called moringa, it’s a small leafy tree that’s native to India, and is gaining popularity with health buffs thanks to its rich nutritional profile and powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

How to Make Your Lunch More Eco-Friendly

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15 May 2019

How to Make Your Lunch More Eco-Friendly

How many times a week do you nip out at lunch to pick up a supermarket sandwich, a packet of crisps, and a bottle of water to wash it all down with?

While you might think nothing of eating a store-bought lunch at your desk and tossing the packaging in the bin after, a charity is warning that our on-the-go lunch habit is causing the UK to create 11 billion pieces of plastic waste per year.

SEE ALSO: How to cut down on soft drinks