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Why Go Gluten-Free: Top 4 Reasons

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Why Go Gluten-Free: Top 4 Reasons

Why Go Gluten-Free: Top 4 Reasons What is Gluten? Over recent years, people have been going gluten-free left, right and centre! This exclusionary diet has gained huge popularity and the gluten-free industry is booming, but what exactly is gluten anyway? Gluten is a group of proteins found in cereal grains, such as wheat, barley and rye. This complex provides structural and adhesive support to the food it is within, such as the shape and elasticity of bread. Luckily, not all grains contain gluten. Why is Gluten an Issue?  Many people experience discomfort after eating gluten-containing products, including bloating, pain, constipation...

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Healthiest, Easiest & Quickest Vegan Snack Ideas for 2020

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Healthiest, Easiest & Quickest Vegan Snack Ideas for 2020

  The balanced vegan diet excludes all animal products, including eating meat and dairy and includes only plant-based foods. This, unfortunately, can sometimes mean vegans have a limited selection of snack foods to choose from.  But worry not! The combinations of delicious plant-based foods are endless and, many can make up some awesome tasting snack ideas. What’s more, many of these snack ideas are dairy-free, gluten-free and packed full of protein. Whether you are a full vegan or just looking to reduce how much animal products you consume, check out these top vegan snack ideas for 2020!   Healthy Vegan...

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Healthy Snacks for Winter: Christmas Treats!

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Healthy Snacks for Winter: Christmas Treats!

Healthy Snacks for Winter: Christmas Treats!  Winter Snacking  Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the food is so delightful! There’s a chill in the air as Christmas draws nearer. Mince pies and mulled wine are starting to make an appearance and the time for stuffing your face with festive goodies has arrived! The cold weather is a prerequisite for snacking, which can help us acquire the energy and nutrients we need to get us through these winter months.  Unfortunately, the temptation is often to fill ourselves with sugar-filled and starchy foods, but this needn’t be the case. It is...

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How to Get a Healthy Gut...by Snacking!

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How to Get a Healthy Gut...by Snacking!

What is a Healthy Gut?  Bowel problems: a taboo topic for many, but one that is gaining much traction in modern society. Cramping, bloating, vomiting, hemorrhoids, diarrhea and even exhaustion, anxiety and depression. These are the symptoms we can look forward to if we have an unhealthy gut. Fortunately, we can ease the discomforts or avoid them altogether by maintaining a healthy gut. But what exactly does a healthy gut look like? One that is colonized by trillions of bacteria, of course! Wait...what? It sounds a bit bizarre, but these tiny microbes work intrinsically with your gut to regulate its...

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Coffee and Anxiety

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Coffee and Anxiety

Does Coffee Make Anxiety Worse? Caffeine and Anxiety Many of us wake up in the morning and the first thing we will do is head for the kettle and prepare a hot cup of coffee. They call us coffee drinkers, and there is nothing quite like a warm cup of coffee to sip over the morning news and the din of screaming kids. The question, however, is How do you feel after you consume caffeine? As fulfilling as a hot cup of coffee is every morning, for those with feelings of anxiety, caffeine can make it even worse. Coffee, tea,...

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