If you’re anything like me, what you drink when you’re thirsty is important.
If it’s too sugary it won’t quench your thirst, if it’s too bland it leaves you unsatisfied. It needs to be something with a little bit of quality, something that makes for a cool refreshing taste, something long and cold.
Folkington’s concentrate on quality, they always use the same selected fruit varieties from the same farms so there’s consistency in the taste. All their drinks are made with pure fruit juice (not concentrated) but are generally light enough to taste refreshing and contain no preservatives, added flavours, added sugar etc.
Smoked salt adds a fascinating extra flavour to food. The smoky taste brings a sophistication to your meals. Chef’s recommend it be used with shellfish and on meats, in marinades and soups.
But where do you get it?
I don’t know if you’ve heard of Maldon Salt? The Queen seems to like it. It’s one of the few salt producers in the country, but it is loved by gourmet chefs. In addition to their globally popular Sea Salt, they produce a Smoked Sea Salt and, obviously, import the finest Black Peppercorns as well.
But it’s the salt that makes Maldon famous. Manufactured in a time honoured tradition and produced at the highest quality, it is loved by top chefs such as Delia Smith and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall.
If you’re planning to have a baby then you want to maximise your chances of conception. But did you know that there are certain nutrients that play a vital role in helping the body for reproduction?
For example, L-arginine and N-acetyl cysteine are micronutrients which play specific roles in maintaining healthy female fertility. Nutrients like these are thought to help produce a healthy cervical mucus which benefits sperm survival.
Folic acidis advised by the government for all women from the very beginning of trying to conceive. It not only contributes to the healthy development of the foetal neural tube during the first moments of life, it may also play a role in conception itself.
Vitamins B12, inositol and zinc are also important for female reproductive health. And, as an antioxidant, vitamin E is important as a guard against free radical damage on developing cells.
If you have yet to visit Sweden, it really is a beautiful country where everything feels cleaner and fresher, even the sky seems more blue there.
So, it’s no surprise that Swedish beauty queen, Domenique, who has always loved healthy living, should introduce a Swedish smoothie blended from fruit and berries with absolutely no added sugar, preservatives or additives. MySmoothie is more than just a drink; it is a tasty and healthy snack that can be enjoyed anywhere.
We all know about eating 5 fruit and veg a day and being made of 100% fruit MySmoothie contributes to this. But I like MySmoothie’s range too, there’s their normal fruit offering like mango, raspberry or strawberry; then there’s a superfruit range involving flavours like blueberry or acai; and finally, a special range of concoctions like MySmoothie Fibre made of banana, lemon, coconut and pineapple or MySmoothie Green with guava, mango, nettle, spinach, green tea, wheat grass and broccoli.
When it comes to healthy living, fruit and berries are your body’s best friends, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. MySmoothie offers the benefits of this, without any nasty extras, in a convenient, handy little snack.
It seems like King Soba noodles are just about the healthiest fast food going. With their roots in Japanese and Thai food cultures, the focus on ingredients means there’s no poor quality instant noodle food here, just good nourishment and lots of imagination for when you get in the kitchen.
With 0.1g fat they are actually air dried pieces of thinly sliced fruit. Personally I think they are excellent because you can enjoy a fruity crunchy snack for less than 70 calories.
Perry Court Farm make sweet apple, tangy apple and dried pear crisps – all of which contribute to your five-a-day of fruit and veg, and make just about the most healthy, natural snack around (especially if you’re not so hot on apples).
The fruit crisps are made at the local farm in Kent simply by slicing them up and then blowing warm air over them until the slices of fruit becomes crispy. Using this method actually keeps all the goodness of the apple in the crisp.