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The menstrual cycle involves many hormonal changes and the monthly loss of blood results in extra dietary requirements. I know we love our comfort food when ...

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Rosehip - sounds beautiful, doesn’t it, but what actually is it? Rosehip tea is derived from the dried fruits and buds of the rose flower that develop after ...

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When we talk about capers, we're referring to the flower buds of the Capparis spinosa (caper bush) perennial plant (ie. living longer than 2-years) that are ...

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Black sesame is a small black seed also referred to as 'Hei Zhi Ma' in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It originated in Africa, and its oil was praised in ...

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Dandelions, those little yellow-flowered weeds that have probably popped up in your garden once or even a dozen times. But here’s the good news: these fellows ...

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One of the most popular berries, the raspberry is a nutrient-dense easy-to-pick-at fruit that not only has an amazingly sweet flavour, but also packs in a huge ...

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I have to be honest, I had no idea what adzuki (aka English red mung) beans were up until last year... On a typical weekday afternoon, I was strolling through ...

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Lion's mane mushroom, or the bearded hedgehog, is a medicinal, parasitic fungus found in North America, China, Japan and Europe. With the most common species ...

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The scenario is all too familiar, payday has come and gone and you’re starting to fear to look at your bank balance. This, however, doesn’t mean your nutrition ...

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Want a healthy gut? Increase your fibre! Fibre is something the body needs but never actually digests – in fact, it remains in pretty much the same state as on ...

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Tamarind is a sticky, fleshy, pulpy fruit with a sweet and tangy taste that grows within brown pods. It’s been a widely used spice-condiment staple in the ...

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It’s no surprise that eating breakfast is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Despite this, according to the British Dietetic Association, up to a third ...

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Potentially the most powerful member of the fungi kingdom, the chaga mushroom or 'Inonotus obliquus', contains possibly the greatest medicinal properties of ...

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Also known as 'broad beans' or 'horse beans', fava beans, like most all other legumes, provide you with a number of health advantages. They are loaded with ...

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Indian Gooseberries aka Amla which comes from the Sanskrit word Amlaki which means 'fruit of heaven' or botanically as Phyllanthus emblica, belongs to the ...

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