Archive for July, 2012

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 24th 2012

The fennel seed has been used for centuries in Asian and Mediterranean pharmacopoeias because of its many health benefits. A part of the carrot family, it is one of the five spice components of Chinese five spice with a sweet earthy taste. Adding fennel tea to your diet can help with several medical conditions. As […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 19th 2012

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Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 17th 2012

It’s all about al fresco! August is when the vegetable garden is full of seasonal food and there seems to be an endless supply of local produce such as tomatoes, peppers and aubergines to compliment the salads and courgettes that are part of the summer menu. What else is on the summer seasonal food menu? […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 15th 2012

No matter how many crunches you do, you won’t look or feel your best if you’re suffering from bloating—you know, that swollen, gassy, acidy feeling that makes skinny jeans an impossibility. Follow these strategies, and eat these flat-belly foods, to keep your digestion system humming along. Slim Eating Strategies Generally, the best way to avoid […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 15th 2012

These foods not only help you stay slim; they can cure summer’s bummers. Even bug bites! Strawberries Block Sunburn They have ellagic acid, a compound that protects against UV radiation, an animal study in Experimental Dermatology finds. This acid works by reducing the release of molecules linked to inflammation—which can lead to that oh-so-attractive lobster […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on July 15th 2012

Snacks can be a dieter’s best friend, if you choose the right ones. The list below offers 50 between-meal bites that will help you stay slim and satisfied. Those marked with an * contain a protein, fibre, calcium or antioxidants to keep your body at its best. The rest will help fend off a craving […]

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