By Hannah Scott:
Collagen and elastin are proteins that help the skin stay smooth, flexible and healthy. To help fight signs of ageing it is beneficial to consume foods daily that help build these proteins.
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I often see people suffering from 'hectic life syndrome'... The reality of this poses many challenges – we get caught up in the 9-5 (or maybe 8-8?) and there are so many important, conscious decisions we make every day that the ones about food often become unconscious.
What foods should you buy for your fridge and store cupboard when thinking about healthy eating? With the latest government guidelines suggesting we should be aiming to eat 30g of fibre per day and less than 5% of our total energy as sugar, then how do we do this?
I decided to create a list around ‘Gluten and Dairy Free Kitchen Essentials‘– comprising of everything you need and more to stock a healthy gluten and dairy free pantry. By stocking up on fresh fruit and vegetables, the items I selected mean that you can throw together quick and nutritious meals with ease.
For some very strange reason, food shopping in 2016 seems to have become quite a challenge. Especially for parents, who are trying to do the best thing for their children, but are often left worrying about the choices they make. This is one of the reasons why I’ve decided to team up with Shoptimix – a new, smart shopping list app, which helps you to build your shopping list around your particular goals, needs or lifestyle
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The famous Mediterranean diet has long been synonymous with the healthiest way you can eat, with numerous scientific studies backing its ability to prevent disease and support longevity. This is why we at Shoptimix have designed a Mediterranean-style schedule for you which you can incorporate into your daily life. Even adopting just one of these habits could make a huge difference to your well-being.
We here at Shoptimix have compiled a list of satisfying, wholesome breakfast recipes. With these mouth-watering recipes, you’ll never have to reach for a boring bowl of cereal again, keeping your body in tip-top condition at the same time. It’s a win-win.
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Plant-based living is on the rise, and with good reason. Some experts point out that people on a plant-based diet are consistently slimmer and healthier than meat eaters, with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Today, we explore some of the benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet, and whether vegetarians are at risk of developing deficiencies.
Pioneers such as Plato and Hippocrates were innovative not only in their understanding of the world around them, but also in their approach to their diets! We explore what they ate to keep their brains sharp.
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At Shoptimix we have been working on putting together a great list of options to lower cholesterol. Find out how to optimize your body´s cholesterol by eating these amazing foods; discover our suggested recipes (without compromising on taste) and how the upcoming trend of “Earthing” might help you reduce your risk of heart disease.
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