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I’M 40 AND PERIMENOPAUSAL – HOW DO I KNOW, LIFE CAN REALLY BE GREAT IN YOUR 40’S?

When you hit 40, the saying goes that “life begins”.  This is actually true in more ways than you think. You have probably talked to your friends or your mother about Perimenopause and Menopause” and its cascade of symptoms.  Did you know that there are At least 22 symptoms of Perimenopause (which are the years leading up to Menopause) and …

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PLANTAINS

10 REASONS TO EAT PLANTAINS A Plantain and a banana come from the same family.  You can see why just by looking at their shape and colour.  They contain more starch than bananas and have a different texture to bananas. Green Plantains – These are starchy and similar to a potato.  They can be used to make savoury dishes such …

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BUCKWHEAT – IS IT AS GOOD AS QUINOA?

I love buckwheat. It does not contain wheat and buckwheat flour is excellent to use as a replacement for wheat flour if you follow a gluten and wheat free diet like me. Buckwheat is a seed and is a rich source of soluble and insoluble fibre. Fibre helps with the digestion and feeds our bacteria in the intestines, it binds …

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BENEFITS OF BEESWAX

Why Bees Are Amazing Ever seen the inside of a honey bee hive? It’s incredible. Everything is completely ordered, clean and functioning at all times. Honey Honey may be the most popular product bees create, but it is far from the only beneficial one. (But try using honey on your face if you haven’t already.) The word apitherapy refers to …

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CAN DRINKING WATER HELP YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Studies have shown that drinking water may: Reduce your calorie intake. If you drink more water, you’re less likely to drink other beverages such as soda, fruit juices and energy drinks, and this is, I believe, the most significant factor that explains why higher water consumption promotes weight loss. Research suggests that by replacing other drinks with pure water lowers …

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ARE YOU EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR?

You can no longer get into those favourite pair of jeans. Yes this could be the reason why. Eating too much sugar can cause more belly fat around your mid section. Too much sugar can raise your insulin levels and when you have too much insulin in your blood the body stores it as fat and deposits it in your …

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