Low-Carb High-Fat (LCHF) eating is revolutionising the way we think about dieting; more and more of our health-conscious fans have been exploring the Paleo or Banting lifestyle, which cuts way down on carbohydrates and sugars, and focuses on the consumption of healthy fats and proteins. If you're wondering why anybody would give up that morning slice of toast or coffee-break doughnut, here are ten excellent reasons why going low-carb is so good for your whole system.
Dinner parties, picnics and lazy lunches in the sun with your loved ones – these are a few of the joys of Spring, and even better, your local organic fruit and veg shop will be bursting with all that juicy fresh produce Spring/ Summer produce you love so much! To celebrate the arrival of Spring, why not try out this truly fabulous raw vegan treat – a decadent cheesecake dessert that’s still 100% vegan and raw! Go grab a few fresh punnets of strawberries, fire up your food processor, and try out this sweet indulgence. Perfect for your next Spring picnic.
Smooth and golden buttery ghee is such a coveted ingredient; it’s a dairy-free butter that’s filled with flavour, and perfect for all your favourite Paleo recipes. Find out more about the goodness of ghee, what makes it special and how you can use it!
What is Ghee?
Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originates in India; it is made by simmering regular butter over a low heat, until most of the liquid content evaporates. During the process of making ghee, all the water and the milk solids are removed from the butter, leaving behind a smooth golden-yellow substance that’s high in nutrients but free of impurities and dairy allergens (lactose and casein).
Ghee has been widely used as a key ingredient in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri-Lankan cuisine. It’s also regarded as a powerful Ayurvedic healing food.
We’re so excited about the brand-new arrival in our store’s superfoods section – powdered wildcrafted Chaga mushroom, one of the world’s best-loved natural tonics for the body and mind. This hard, woody tree fungus might not look very impressive at first glance, but it’s dense in beneficial nutrients and provides a natural boost to your overall wellbeing! Find out more about the power of this medicinal mushroom, and take a look at some tasty Chaga drink recipes below.
We’re so excited about the brand-new essential oil we’ve just added to our popular SOiL range. Wintergreen essential oil is known as “mother nature’s aspirin”, because it’s such a great natural pain remedy. In fact, before the introduction of synthetic pain killers in the 1920s, wintergreen oil was considered one of the world’s best essential oils for the treatment of pain. Here’s a look at how wintergreen oil helps, why it works, and how to use it:
Hemp seeds, hemp oil, hemp protein powder - hemp products are the talk of the organic world right now, with more and more "greenies" opting to supplement their diets with this nourishing and healing superfood. There's so much to say about the benefits of hemp, we really could go on and on... but to keep things simple, we've put together a list of the key nutrients in this power-packed plant, and the benefits these nutrients have to offer. Plus we have a quick and easy hemp smoothie recipe for you, and some links to our popular hemp products available online.
Let’s be honest, a dish literally known as “sour cabbage” doesn’t exactly sound very appetising! But if you’re serious about healthy eating (and not afraid to experiment in the kitchen), you’ll find there are plenty of sweet reasons to eat more sauerkraut.
What is Sauerkraut?
This tangy and tasty condiment is a time-honoured European side dish, widely enjoyed throughout Germany, France and Russia – although it’s thought to have originated in ancient China. Sauerkraut is made by fermenting white cabbage and juniper berries with lactobacillus bacteria; fermentation converts the natural sugars into lactic acid, which acts as a natural preservative.
Psssstt… all you lovely eco-minded ladies out there, our green team wants to let you in on a secret… one that’s sure to make your summer hikes, sports and seaside splashes that much easier to enjoy. We’re talking about MyOwnCup – an innovative eco-friendly sanitary product designed with your ultimate comfort, confidence and health in mind. It's already one of our most talked-about products, and there are so many great reasons it's worth talking about!
You know what they say about an apple a day… but maybe “they” haven’t heard about the power of apple cider vinegar when it comes to keeping disease at bay. Made from crushed and fermented apples, this tangy golden liquid has become a natural wellness household favourite.
You might just think of apple cider vinegar (ACV) as a tasty condiment or salad dressing; but did you know it’s also a potent natural health and beauty supplement? The high acetic acid and enzyme content in apple cider vinegar makes it an effective and highly versatile home remedy for your skin, hair, digestive system and even oral health. Here are 12 great reasons for you and your family to use real organic apple cider vinegar for improved health, every day: