New Vegans: Top 5 Nutritious Food Tips!

It’s important to have a varied, balanced diet in order to live a healthy life. Being informed on our nutrition needs, allows us to fulfil this, no matter the diet. This is especially important when transitioning into a vegan diet, as it can be hard to know exactly where to find that nutrition. So ...

Top 10 Iron-Rich Vegan Foods

Iron is an essential mineral for our health. Its main role is to transport oxygen around the body in the red blood cells. When we eat it, it combines with a protein in the red blood cells called haemoglobin. As we breathe oxygen it is attracted to the iron and combines to the protein to create ...

Baru Seeds: Top 5 Health Benefits

Baru (or Dipteryx alata) is a species of the Fabaceae legume family. The tree is referred to as the “Baruzeiro” (in Portuguese) and its produce “castanha de baru” (literally baru nut) or “amêndoa de baru” (baru almond). We find the Baru tree in the Cerrado savanna, an area in midwest Brazil (the ...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Peanuts!

I love peanuts, they’re an incredible edible which is actually native to the tropics. The legume most often misconstrued to be a nut is also extremely good for you! Peanuts, whilst being ubiquitously popular as a snack in the UK, are also featured in Asian cooking with satay and chikki (or peanut ...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts!

Commonly forgotten among the other more 'popular' nuts, the macadamia nut shouldn't be underestimated as it's a powerful vitamin and nutrient source. As can be seen in decadent desserts and puddings, macadamias are easily replaced by almonds and cashews when people think of a healthy snack but ...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Hazelnuts!

Everyone has a nut that they cannot resist, from pine nuts to the humble peanut, nuts are a fantastic source of natural fats that you cannot get enough of. Hazelnuts are a listed superfood with tons of health benefits as well as an excellent flavour. There are, however, some misconceptions about ...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Almonds!

Commonly mistaken as nuts, almonds are actually nutrient-dense seeds which you’ve probably seen nestled in the baking isle next to the cashews and hazelnuts in the supermarket. They can be used in an abundance of dishes from curries to pasta or even to add a sweet crunch to your breakfast cereal. ...

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