Archive for the ‘Health Tips’ Category
Fruits are the most refreshing food especially in summer (best stored in the fridge, but the subtle flavours can be further enjoyed if left out for a little while before eating). To get the most nutritional value, fruits are best consumed fresh and most ideal when just picked.
In this article I’ll introduce the benefits of fruit as a food group, then over the coming blog articles, I will explore the specific health properties of specific fruits which are in season during summer.
If you’ve ever suffered from food poisoning, you probably remember that absolutely awful feeling where you’d do almost anything to stop the stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. While we tend to blame the last thing we ate, it could have been something we ate several days ago.
Food poisoning is the common name for the range of illnesses triggered by consuming contaminated food or drink caused by pathogenic (bad) bacteria, viruses and parasites. It is sometimes also called a foodborne illness.
Packaged and processed foods are as detrimental to your health as they are to your waistline. Not only are most of these foods high in calories, but they usually have additives and preservatives that are not only hard to pronounce, but hard for our bodies to digest as well.
Invest in a Quality Water Bottle
Water bought in plastic water bottles are generally detrimental to the environment. Firstly the plastic is manufactured from an oil derivative. Secondly they typically end in land fill. So, whether you are motivated by the environment, saving energy, saving money, or all of these, switching to a reusable water bottle will make a substantial difference to these important facts.
Why You Need to Make Time for Yourself
We’re all guilty of it – saying yes to everything and putting others first. Many women in particular have a hard time taking time out for themselves, especially when juggling motherhood with work and other commitments. But by creating space and taking time for solitude, you become a better provider, a better giver.
Juicing is popular but has come a long way since plain orange juice. Today there are an array of combinations and variations. Depending on the combination and depending on the type of juicer, juicing is a great way to saturate your body with important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients. If find when I juice I feel more energized and can combat a cold more effectively.
Article by: Courtney Wohling, Founder of Twisted Tonic Teas
Many people asked me why I chose loose leaf tea over tea bags when making the Twisted Tonic Tea range. I had stockists ask if I would make tea bags, as they thought it was more cost effective and less time consuming. Tea bags still far out sell loose leaf tea, so it would have made sense to use tea bags, from a financial point of view. But what are you really drinking?