Do you know your kombucha from your kefir?

Fermented foods have been used for centuries by mankind as a source of wellbeing, and continue to be a staple in many diets across the globe.

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I spoke to Nutritionist Cassandra Barns, who explains the benefits of fermented foods and why we should be including them in our diet.

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Why you need to drink more water in winter and how

Everybody knows it’s important to drink more water throughout the summer months, when we’re likely to sweat more and become dehydrated, but not many realise how important it is throughout the winter.

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When temperatures drop the air becomes dryer, so our bodies absorb less water through other means. As well as this, water intake is likely to drop throughout the season simply because many people think it is less important than in summer.

However, it is worth noting that feeling thirsty is a pretty late indicator of dehydration. Throughout the winter months you are far more likely to experience dry lips, dry skin, and even symptoms which may trick you into thinking you are unwell, like a dry cough or mild headache.

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Five benefits of a high fibre diet

High fibre diets are good for you in many ways, but do you know what they are?

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Find out five reasons why high fibre diets are good for your body, skin and energy levels…

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Eat away period pain – the healthy way

Whether pre-menstrual or presently-menstrual, we’re all prone to trying to eat away our period pain. Little do most women know, natural period pain relief through your diet is possible (unfortunately not with chocolate).

Photo by Matthew Henry

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