Investing in Your Health

Seasonal foods

Another tip to get you through the Autumn and Winter months is to buy food that is in season. In fact this is worth doing all year round, as local fruit and vegetables will be fresher and not have travelled thousands of miles to get to you losing vital nutrients in the process. With the arrival of Autumn comes some fabulous seasonal foods such as: apples; cranberries; blackberries; beetroot; brussel sprouts; green & leafy cabbage, kale & swiss chard; parsnips; sweet potatoes and winter squash. Soups are a perfect way to use winter veg and baked apples stuffed with blackberries or sultanas a yummy pudding, with sweet potato a great alternative to a normal baked potato. #seasonalfood #eatforau

Have a healthy Autumn

Well there's no getting away from it, Autumn is upon us. Whether you are pleased to see it or not there are a few things you can do to keep yourself healthy and ready to face the colder months that are approaching... Lets start with ways to help boost your immune system. Some natural ways to do this are: drink plenty of fresh water, eat a good amount of vitamin and mineral packed foods (particularly raw veg), get garlic into your meals and try a daily dose of manuka honey. Vitamins B, C and D are particularly effective in the coming winter months, so it's not a bad idea to look at taking these in supplement form alongside a multi-vitamin. We like Lamberts which are good quality and mid-price

Health & high in protein pulses...

Chicken and turkey, fish and seafood are the obvious foods that spring to mind when we think healthy, with high protein content. Often overlooked are humble but delicious beans and pulses. Not only are these great value-for-money protein sources, they are really versatile and can be used to replace potatoes (garlic butter bean mash is delicious) and to fill out soups and stews. Beans and pulses are also a good source of iron and fibre.