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Provamel’s “No Sugars, No Limits” recipe challenge

By Mercedes Aspland / August 20, 2014

Sponsored Post I am really excited to be taking part in Provamel’s “No Sugars, No Limits” recipe challenge which has been timed to coincide with the launch of Provamel’s new sugar free soya yoghurt. As part of this challenge I will need to come up with 2 recipes, one using the new sugar free yoghurt […]

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Frank Snack Bars – A Review

By Mercedes Aspland / August 3, 2014

I recently got sent a selection of the new Frank snack bars to try and if I liked them to let you know just what I thought. Well guess what, I loved them so was really happy to write this post. There are 5 different flavours of these snack bars that you can get and […]

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Potassium Benefits + Potassium Boosting White Bean Salad

By Mercedes Aspland / July 9, 2014

This post is part of a series I have started looking at essential minerals that the body needs and this one is looking at potassium which does not get as much discussion as other minerals. Potassium is an electrolyte and required by the body to control the distribution of fluids. One great advantage it can […]

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The Wonder of Magnesium & Vegan Magnesium Boosting Smoothie

By Mercedes Aspland / May 8, 2014

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Cooking Oils – To Use Or Not?

By Mercedes Aspland / April 29, 2014

There are so many different oils that you can use these days, just go to your local supermarket and browse the cooking oil isle and you will not believe the choice. Deciding which are the ones to go for and how to use them can quite literally be a minefield. For that reason I have […]

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Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load and Why They Are So Important

By Mercedes Aspland / April 14, 2014

Recently I have started adding an approximate Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load for my recipes and thought this would be the perfect time to give a bit more detail about both of these measures and why they are so important to consider when you are deciding on what to eat. The first thing to consider […]

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Cleansing Lemon & Cayenne Water Plus Update on My Water Intake

By Mercedes Aspland / April 3, 2014

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Update on Saturated Fat & Heart Disease Study

By Mercedes Aspland / March 21, 2014

I wrote a post yesterday giving details of a recent study showing that there may not be a link between eating saturated fat and heart disease however I was a bit tired yesterday and may not have done the subject justice and so I wanted to go over the issue again but give a lot […]

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The Saturated Fat Myth Finally Busted

By Mercedes Aspland / March 20, 2014

A recent study has stated that there is no link between saturated fat and heart disease and that the benefits of unsaturated fats may not be as great as previously thought. The reason in the title I am saying that the myth is finally busted is because people that know about nutrition have been saying […]

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Eating at Time of Stress

By Mercedes Aspland / March 13, 2014

I wanted to write this post because whenever I am stressed I eat and when I say eat I really mean eat. It became obvious to me recently when my mum was having a seizure cluster and I spent at least 2 days doing nothing but eating, anything I could get my hands on. Luckily […]

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