Investing in Your Health

Why we love tomatoes!

Fruit or vegetable? Who cares?! Tomatoes are delicious, versatile and good for you! They contain phytochemicals such as lycopene, which play a role in preventing chronic disease as well as delivering other health benefits. Tomatoes help to stop the formation of free radicals which are known to cause cancer and their high levels of potassium can help to keep blood pressure healthy. As well as that their high fibre content can help with heart health and lowering symptoms of diabetes and they can also assist with eye health, skin and depression. So whether you're chucking them into a salad or dipping them in some hummus make tomatoes a regular part of your diet. #tomatoes #goodfood #healthad

Fennel recipes

As you'll have seen from the previous blog, fennel has many health benefits and alongside that it tastes delicious. There are many ways it can be used in recipes whether raw or cooked, below are a few to try out... Fennel Salad 1 fennel bulb, shaved paper thin with a mandolin or very thinly sliced 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 Tbsp chopped flat-leafed parsley 2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese 2 Tbsp black olives (optional) Wash the fennel bulb and trim off any stalks, then cut the bulb in half length-ways (trimming off the root at the bottom first),​ then cut each half in half (again length-ways), remove outer layer of fennel.

Seasonal food of the month - FENNEL

Fennel originates from the Mediterranean where it is has been long used for culinary and medicinal reasons. It primarily grows in coastal climates and on river banks and is widely used around the world in mouth fresheners, toothpastes, desserts and antacids. health benefits of fennel include: anaemia: iron and histidine, an amino acid found in fennel, are both helpful in the treatment of anaemia. digestive issues: essential oils found in fennel help to stimulate secretion of digestive and gastric juices, while reducing inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and facilitating proper absorption of nutrients from food. It also has anti-acidic (basic) properties and is extensively used in an