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Coconuts, lovely coconuts

It helps the body to recover quickly after exercise, and contains no sugar or sweeteners, unlike most energy drinks. Coconut water is the latest trend among celebrities and therefore it’s unusual in that it is also ultra-cheap.  It can also be a great help to people  convalescing from illness or accidents. Coconut water is the […]

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S is for strawberries

Strawberries are perhaps the most appealing of the superfoods, with their associations with summer, picnics and, of course, Wimbledon tennis, writes our guest blogger, Dr Susan Aldridge, freelance writer and editor based in London, with an interest in medicine, health, science and food/nutrition. Although available all year round, the British strawberries, which you may prefer […]

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Natural sweeteners

So you want to be good and avoid having too much sugar. You’ve heard that artificial sweeteners are bad news and can adversely affect your health. And along come natural sweeteners, so everything’s all right and you can sweeten your coffee, desserts or porridge with something much healthier? It’s not that simple unfortunately, Dr Marilyn […]

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Lose weight – stand at work

Stand at your desk all day and you burn an extra 50 calories per hour, 52,000 calories a year and it’s the same as running 20 marathons!  You also can avoid back pain which is such a problem for computer users and boost your health.           The way to do this […]

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Exam time – keep calm

It’s exam season for thousands of British students – at school and university.  After years of hard work it’s important to stay focused, healthy and alert. On top of doing lots of work it’s important to: Get plenty of sleep. Eat healthy foods, not sugary snacks. Take breaks and relax. Calm down – try Rescue […]

This Month’s Spotlight: Natural beauty

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Natural cosmetics

When you put something on your face, you want to feel confident that it’s not going to cause harm and give you skin problems. However, harsh chemicals in cosmetics are causing a huge rise in skin allergies, as highlighted last year by the BBC programme Watchdog. Other problems with cosmetics have been exposed too – […]