Franki is a nutrition student currently undergoing her second year at Bournemouth University. Originally from London, she has a passion for anything health, food and well-being related; she enjoys reading, baking and experimenting with different recipes. In addition to trying out new exercises and workouts in the gym, she loves to read up on recent topics in the nutrition field and walks along the coastline.
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Top 5 Health Benefits of Perilla!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Perilla!

Perilla (aka, shiso, beefsteak plant, Chinese basil and purple mint) originally came from China until migrating to Japan in the 8th century, Perilla quickly became one of the ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Thyme!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Thyme!

Originally from the Southern Mediterranean and derived from the Greek word meaning ‘Courage’, Thyme has had multiple uses throughout history. The herb has been used for purifying ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Allspice!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Allspice!

Used widely in South America, Mexico and Caribbean dishes, Allspice (aka Jamaica pimenta, comes from the unripe, dried Pimenta dioicais fruit and) is seen as a wonderful, ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Rosemary!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Rosemary!

Native to the Mediterranean region and one of the most commonly found herbs on the spice rack, Rosemary is probably one of the most popular herbs on the planet. It has a ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Coriander!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coriander!

Used by Hippocrates in ancient Greece and introduced to the UK in the late Bronze Age, Coriander has become one of the bestselling herbs however, while they are regarded as one of ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea!

Grown in China and produced for over 700 years, jasmine tea is one of the more popular herbal teas on the market. Since being introduced to the Western world in the 1800’s, it ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Bell Peppers!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Bell Peppers!

These bright and juicy vegetables are full of all kinds of nutrients. Although they look among the most common items that you'll find in the supermarket, they have many benefits ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries!

While Cherries are primarily grown in Turkey, the sweetest batch are produced in California, USA. They are popular with young children because of the sweet and sour taste blend ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Satsumas!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Satsumas!

They’re sweet, juicy, a fantastic pick-me-up and refreshing source of multiple nutrients as well as one of the popular fruits on supermarket shelves. But, did you know how good ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Galia Melon!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Galia Melon!

See that weighty sphere of yellow fruit perched on the shelves -do you often walk past it when you do your weekly shop? If the answer is yes, then halt your trolley! Galia melons ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Mint!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Mint!

Mint is known to have originated in the Asian and Mediterranean regions of the world. It was originally used to treat stomach aches and mild chest pains; it is now enjoyed in a ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Strawberries!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Strawberries!

Do strawberries just seem like that surprisingly common item that you walk past while doing your food shopping? There are actually so many health benefits and uses for this ...

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5 Top Benefits of Warm Ups and Cool Downs!

5 Top Benefits of Warm Ups and Cool Downs!

We are all told to do at least an hour of exercise a day but did you know that we also need to incorporate two days of strength training? Before you hit those dumbbells, you need ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Watercress!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Watercress!

OK, so they might just look like bits of grass, however they are actually superfoods with a high nutritional value and have various benefits and uses. Curious to know why? Then ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Chokeberries!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Chokeberries!

Chokeberries, also known as aronia berries, originate from the wet woods of Eastern North America and are also found in wet wooded areas of the UK, such as the New Forest and the ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit!

The beautiful, vibrantly coloured dragon fruit (pittaya) is sometimes known as ‘Moonlight’ or  ‘Queen of the Night’ as it blossoms between the evening and midnight. It looks ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Boysenberries!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Boysenberries!

A cross between the raspberry, dewberry, loganberry and the blackberry, they may have an unusual name but they possess some outstanding health benefits. They are usually found ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Pine Nuts!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Pine Nuts!

They are great for snacking, fantastic in salads and they go brilliantly with homemade trail mixes, the uses of pine nuts are endless. They have been consumed since 300 BC, around ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds!

We often get pumpkins at Halloween and carve scary faces into them and nine times out of ten, we discard the seeds -next time think again as there are many health and well-being ...

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Blueberries!

Top 5 Health Benefits of Blueberries!

They taste delicious, complement numerous desserts and smoothies and can be used as decoration on a wide range of dishes -the uses of blueberries are endless. The same statement ...

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