Pineapple

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We often associate pineapples with the island of Hawaii, but they only arrived there in the 1700s. It was the Spanish who actually had the good idea of carrying pineapples on long sea voyages to avoid scurvy, a disease caused … Continued

Garlic

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Garlic’s long-lived use as a medicinal plant across the world is due to its various sulphur compounds, each with slightly differing properties. Garlic is a natural antibacterial, antiparasitic and antifungal so keeps the gut clean and supports the immune system, … Continued

Coconut

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A native plant of the Pacific, the coconut features in Indian writings from as far back as 2,000 years ago. There has been much debate about this, it so commonly being associated with the image of the Tropics. What is … Continued

Cinnamon

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This truly amazing spice is used in many traditional herbal systems, helping to balance blood sugar and reduce the ill-effects of sweet foods, whilst actually tasting sweet. It has long been used to treat high blood pressure and improve circulation … Continued

Avocado

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The avocado is a true superfood, packed with nutrients that protect and renew fatty areas of the body. It is also an extremely versatile fruit, being not only a fabulous salad ingredient, but also excellent for dips, and as a … Continued

Almonds

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Almonds are a terrific source of vegetarian protein and fibre, helping to regulate blood sugar and hunger levels, making them a perfect snack for energy, mood, concentration and natural weight control. Almonds contain a good dose of the omega 6 … Continued

Smoked Fish & Orange Waldorf Salad

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This incorporates many De-Stress Superfoods that we encourage always feature in the hearty salads that you make. The healthy fats in avocado, walnuts, oily fish and olive oil can truly satisfy appetite and alongside the addition of some fruit, lessen … Continued

Rosemary and Lemon Chops

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This is a lovely alternative to a roast dinner to avoid lots of starchy potatoes and parsnips, with the baked sweet potato providing some beta carotene goodness as a treat. A great way to take the De-Stress principles into favourite … Continued