Religiously taking our supplements for skin, hair and nails is all very well but we shouldnt forget that one of the most effective ways to get the best vitamins and nutrients is the old fashioned way, from eating. Just like beauty products, some foods are better than others. Heres our guide to the best bites with the most nutritional benefits...More
Possibly the best news since Robbie re-joined Take That – chocolate (albeit raw) is good for you, in fact it’s great. Unlike its confectionary cousin, raw chocolate hasn’t been heated during production so it retains more anti-aging antioxidant flavinols and vitamin C. The antioxidants protect cells and have anti-blood clotting properties that boost cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks and has twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times the antioxidants found in green tea. It also increases energy, alertness, creativity and improve mood. All this and containing very little caffeine, there’s not much this Superfood can’t do. You can buy it here - therawchocolateshop.com
Good news for insomniacs, cherry juice contains melatonin, (the same chemical that the brain makes to bring on sleep) and so can help regulate sleep patterns. Consumed in any form (dried, frozen, juice or fresh), cherries contain high levels of antioxidants, beta carotene (19 times more than blueberries or strawberries) that helps improve overall health, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and fibre. Dieters will be interested to know that they can also help to lower body fat, in particular belly fat by altering abdominal adiposity (the way in which the body stores fat). A cup of juice, like Cherry Active Concentrate - cherryactive.co.uk, frozen or dried cherries makes a single serving.