The Good Snack!

Recently I came across this range of new snacks called the Good Snack , the healthy option! They make a range of snack sized bags that contain a range of different peanuts, chocolate raisins, dried fruit and seed mixes. They don’t contain anything artificial!!

Remember! Snacking is good, you just need to snack good. Meaning… Snacking is not a bad thing in fact it can be better than eating three big meals without snacking and it helps metabolism too, however you need to choose the right food to snack on.

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• Veggie sticks: Celery is a great snack!
• Sliced tomato and feta cheese.
• Piece of fruit
• Yogurt
• Granola bar
• Air popped popcorn
• Egg whites and wholegrain toast.

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Why water is so important!

Everyone is always told water is good for you, that you should drink water and so on, but do you really know why?

Water has many functions in the human body and it makes up to 75% of the human body.Water is essential for survival! It plays a role in every cell in the body and is needed by every system and organ. Lack of water can lead to a condition known as dehydration which can mean headaches, dizziness, muscle weakness, fatigue and more.

Water has many health benefits as well as being essential for life.

The picture below shows just 10 functions and health benefits of drinking water.

It is recommended that a person should drink at least 8 pints of water a day! Water also has better benefits depending on when you drink, for example drinking a pint of water in the morning helps activate internal organs and drinking a glass of water after a meal aids digestion.

Sooo…..

Get drinking!!🍻🍻🍻🍻

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Fruit of the Day 4: Apples!! (“)

Apples are probably the most common fruit (or at least the oldest?), however today I decided they were well worth a mention. Apples are packed full of nutrition that provide many health benefits! They are also delicious to taste and come in loads of different varieties’ :)🍎🍏🍎

Apples contain minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. These minerals aid healthy bones and can prevent the development of osteoporosis which can develop especially in older women.

Polyphenols are also found in apples and have great health benefits such as anti-aging. These polyphenols also have a role in fat management and can help the maintainance of weight or aid weight loss. Polyphenols in apples reduce LDL cholesterol and lower plasma total, therefore help our cardiovascular systems and reduce chance of developing lung cancer and asthma.

An average apple contains approx. 17% dietary fibre. Fibre contains properties that aid digestion and weight loss and also reduce cholesterol and the slow release of energy helps in blood sugar regulation.

Not only are apples good for our bones, cardiovascular system and digestion system but eating an apple could also mean whiter teeth :D, prevent development of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, help prevent development of cancers, diabetes and gallstones, control irritable bowel syndrome, aid towards a healthier heart, boost your immune system and detoxify your liver!

With all these benefits, why wouldn’t you like apples ???

Fruit of the Day…

BLUEBERRIES!!

These super berries are beneficial to our health for many reasons!
Blueberries have one of the highest content of antioxidants among all fruits. These antioxidants help keep our brain and nervous systems healthy, and can even contribute to our memory!!

These berries help regulate blood sugar levels and have many cardiovascular benefits such as reducing cholesterol and improving fat balance within the body.

Including berries in your diet is vital! You should aim to include four servings of berries in your diet each week.

You will be feeling great in no time!