Ah CHIA! What’s all the fuss about?

You ever have those days where you’re just having a pretty regular day and then it seems that during your local food shop you see this one product everywhere??

That’s what has happened to me recently.

Chia seeds.

Everywhere I went.

So I surrendered and bought a pack, pic above. I can throw them into my next smoothie.

Top 3 benefits to adding chia seeds into your diet:

  • Aids weight loss
  • Increases energy
  • Contains antioxidants

Sources: mychiaseeds.com authoritynutrition.com


Peppermint Tea: Top 5 benefits

I recently bought some peppermint tea to have before bed as it’s supposed to be a relaxant, here are just a few other benefits:

  • Stress relief
  • Sinus relief
  • Weight loss
  • Skin benefits
  • IBS relief

However, to note, in some cases for people there can be side effects.

Sources: Thesleuthjournal.com healtharticles101.com peppermint-tea.com




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8 Amazing Health Benefits of Leeks

Having made a dinner of grilled salmon on a bed of sautéd leeks with other vegetables it got me wondering….are there even any health benefits to leeks?? I picked them up because I know they have a sweet taste and I’m a bit of a sucker for that. In asking my flat mate about the health benefits she didn’t think there was much in it, disgruntled I googled and now happy I came across this great post below!
I shall be eating leeks again!

The leek is a vegetable that belongs, along with onions and garlic, to the genus Allium, however unlike its fellow members, leeks do not form bulbs. The edible part of the leek plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths called the stem or stalk. While leeks may appear unassuming or even boring, they have several health benefits that are similar to those of garlic and onion.leeks

Nutritional Content of Leeks

100 grams of leeks contain about 83g water, 1.5g protein, 14g carbohydrates and minimal fat. Leeks are a source of several vitamins and nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, magnesium and manganese.

Health Benefits of Leeks

1. Fight cancer: Leeks are a good source of allyl sulfides which have been shown to modify certain pathways associated with the growth of tumors.

2. Protects linings of blood vessels: The flavonoid kaempferol which…

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