nutrition

  • Food that is good for the skin

    A great selection of skincare products and a dedicated routine can massively transform any skin. That said – genetics and lifestyle play a big part in how our skin looks and matures. One of the essential components is a well-balanced diet. We’ll preface this by saying, we do not have a degree in nutrition. Some…

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  • Blackcurrant Sorbet – The fruit that improves memory & skin

    One the best things about the arrival of warmer weather is indulging in iced desserts. One of my favourites is blackcurrant sorbet. Yes, it does contain some sugar but not much more than a glass of cordial. And how luxurious it seems in comparison, as each icy mouthful melts into an array of vivid flavours.…

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  • Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce for Pasta

    Spicy roasted red pepper sauce is tasty alternative to the standard tomato based sauces. It is great as a main dish with pasta, chicken or nut cutlets, but works equally well as a way to jazz up a side dish of vegetables, such as lightly steamed broccoli. Try serving with lightly toasted pine nuts for…

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  • Brazil Nut & Herb Baked Pate

    This  baked brazil nut  ‘pate’  has  a wonderful creaminess. It is delicious served with warm bread and raw veg. Brazil nuts have a subtle flavour, and both the herbs and garlic are important to add complexity and interest. Try experimenting with different herbs, or a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want to spice things…

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  • Barley Mushroom Soup – Healthy, Hearty and Delicious

    This seasonal mushroom and barley soup is flavoured with a splash of port for extra depth of flavour. The health benefits of mushrooms have received much publicity in recent years, but attention has been largely stolen by exotic varieties such as shitaki. Yet the humble Agaricus bisporus, the world’s most commonly eaten mushroom and the…

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  • The Amazing Fact That Every Acne Sufferer Should Know About Zinc

    Zinc Deficiency and Acne A link between zinc and skin health has been known for some time, but did you know that researchers actually caused acne in young men by feeding them diets deficient in zinc? The symptoms of acne appeared in the group after only 12 days of being on the diet, suggesting that…

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  • 10 Reasons Why Coconut Oil Can Make You Happy, Healthy & More Beautiful

    The myth that all fats are bad for you has thankfully been well and truly debunked. One oil that has been getting a lot of attention recently is coconut oil. Once looked down upon because of its high concentration of saturated fats, it has now become a favourite of nutritionists and fitness experts world over.…

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  • Are you getting enough magnesium? What your skin may be telling you.

    Magnesium is absolutely essential to life. It is responsible for over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body. It has a key role in regulating energy, the breakdown of fatty acids, protein synthesis, DNA metabolism, the relaxation of muscle tissue, neurotransmitter activity, and hormone regulation. Seen in these terms, your skin may be the least of…

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