Tag archive for ‘Plant Power’
The ultimate guide to coffee
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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The ultimate guide to coffee

Coffee is everywhere and it’s not all bad for us – Charlotte Willis reports… The UK is over-spilling with drug addicts. This stimulating narcotic is found on the corner of every high street. It’s in More...

health benefits of hemp
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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The surprising health and environmental benefits of hemp

Humble hemp isn’t just for making rope, as Alessandra Felice discovers… The surprising health and environmental benefits of hemp Hemp is a beautiful and nutritious plant originating in China and Central More...

Health benefits: 8 reasons why you should be eating more pumpkin
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Health benefits: 8 reasons why you should be eating more pumpkin

We all love it in our pies, cupcakes or even spice lattes… However, there are more reasons than just a delicious taste to get totally obsessed with this autumn superfood! 1. Fibre Pumpkins are rich in fibre – More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Exploring the health benefits of the mighty avocado

The avocado is the mightiest green thing on the planet and Sarah Hutchings shows why you need to smash it into your diet…  They boast an astounding 20 vitamins and minerals, are gluten, sodium, sugar and More...

Hard-boiled facts: Why eggs aren't good for your health
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Hard-boiled facts: Why eggs aren’t good for your health

Viva!’s Veronika Powell serves you all the facts you need to know about the effect of eggs on health…  In the current maelstrom of media articles both warning against and recommending eating eggs, it’s More...

Caffeine: Is it healthy?
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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The truth about caffeine: What effect does caffeine really have on your body?

Confusion surrounds caffeinated drinks. Veronika Powell of Viva!Health charts a course through the caffeine maze…  Caffeine is the most widely consumed pharmacologically active (drug-like) substance in the More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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The calming effect: The best anti-inflammatory foods

Alessandra Felice discovers which foods have the powers to soothe…  Inflammation is the body’s response to stress that can come from your diet, lifestyle or environment. Short-term inflammation can be More...

Modern day herbalist: Exploring the benefits of herbs
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Modern day herbalist: Exploring the benefits of herbs

We use herbs for their flavour all the time, but as Sam East explains, their uses and benefits go far beyond their taste…  Herbs have been used by man since the dawn of civilisation and more people are More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Curious about cacao? Here’s everything you need to know about this tasty bean

Nutritionist Alessandra Felice follows the journey of the cacao bean, from tree to chocolate treat… Cacao, or Theobroma cacao, is the source of one of the most adored foods in the world, chocolate. It comes More...

Put your trust in turmeric: Why you should be adding turmeric to your diet
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Put your trust in turmeric: Why you should add turmeric to your diet

Nutritionist Alessandra Felice explains how turmeric has more to offer other than popping in a curry… Turmeric is a beautiful plant that originated from India and South-East Asia but was also known in the More...