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Top tips for a healthy mind and body

Here are a few helpful pointers to keep you on track-

  • Wake up and drink 1 large glass of water straight away with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime
  • Always aim to eat within 1 hour of walking up to avoid the body becoming stressed
  • Eat a balanced breakfast that includes a balance of carbohydrates, protein and good fats to kick start your metabolism.
  • Green veg is great for you- the darker the better! Kale and spinach are both a great choice.
  • Nuts and seeds can make great snacks as long as you control your portion size
  • Yoghurt neutralises acidity that is caused by stress- opt for a natural organic choice.
  • A clean eating plan stuck to your fridge door will help you stay on track and avoid making bad choices.
  • The darker the fruit the better- the darker the skin the more antioxidants they contain.
  • Avoid eating over ripe fruit. the riper the fruit the more sugar it contains meaning you have a higher chance of storing that excess sugar as fat.
  • If it couldn’t swim, fly, run or grow from the land then don’t eat it!!
  • Eat local, fresh and in season to keep your food tasting great and reduce the cost whilst supporting your community.

 

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Why sugar can make you look older

Not only can sugar make you overweight and ill but it is also one of the biggest ageing culprits there is- speeding up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

When blood sugar levels rise sugar attaches itself to collagen fibres in your skin. Collagen is the substance in our skin that helps it stay firm and look more youthful. When collagen breaks down your skin appears more wrinkly and begins sagging.

Too much sugar causes premature breakdown of collagen causing people to age quicker.

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Flourless pancakes

A great healthy breakfast option that the kids will love too!

So quick and easy and best of all delicious!

serves 2-

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 4 whole eggs

method-

  • mash the bananas until smooth
  • beat the 4 eggs together and mix the banana in until mixture is as smooth as possible
  • pout evenly into a good non stick pan- no oil needed and heat until golden either side.
  • (option) experiment with nutmeg, cinnamon or other spices to find what you enjoy.