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Healthy Frozen Food Ideas

Find out how to get your intake of nutrients, proteins and vitamins in a fun cooler way in the heat and sunshine. These frozen treats are ideal for a refreshing cool down.

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Cooking up a healthy BBQ

BBQs are often considered to be unhealthy with its grilled goods, but there are some awesome healthy alternatives, check them out here.

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The truth about sugars

Is sugar so sweet after all? Well, it depends where it comes from of course! Our expert nutritionist takes a look into the truth behind good and bad sugars.

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Nature's Most Nutritious Nuts

Nuts are one of the most nutritious foods out there! Our expert nutritionist, Lucy-Ann is back to let us know just why these little wonders pack such a nutritional punch.

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The Health Benefits of Apricots

We are all aware of how delicious apricots are, but did you know about their incredible health benefits? It's rare to come across something so sweet yet so healthy - we've put together a run down of benefits to celebrate the awesomeness of the apricot!

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Foods for post-exercise recovery pt. 2

Find out how to concoct some top, quick and easy smoothie recipes to give you that boost you need after your workout.

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Keeping Healthy at the Office

Ahh, offices. Desk-snacking, lots of sitting and sometimes, stress. Hardly the healthiest environment in which to spend the bulk of your day! Let's find out some top tips of how to keep healthy . . .

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Healthy breakfast ideas

This idea for a healthy breakfast will give you a much needed boost in the morning. Find out how to make a wholesome homemade cereal here.

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Keeping Healthy at Festivals

If you're heading to a festival over the Summer then you'll need to keep yourself in check to make the most of your time. Here are some ways to maintain a healthy diet over a weekend of mud and music!

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The magical uses of coconut oil

Coconut oil has many awesome features for plenty of different needs. Cooking, face cream, you name it! Find out how you be using it.

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What are probiotics?

We all kind of know that probiotics are a good thing, but what are they exactly? Well, come in and find out!

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Why owning a pet is good for you

When it comes to owning a pet, there are a whole bunch of physical, mental and emotional benefits that you can enjoy along with all the fun stuff. Let’s take a look at some of them…

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The magic of coconut oil and MCTs

Coconut oil is fast becoming a staple for many people, but why? Our expert nutritionist, Lucy-Ann takes a look…

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Colourful crunch – The health benefits of peppers

A fantastic ingredient for so many recipes, peppers have that perfect combination of zingy taste and crunchy texture, coming in a variety of vibrant colours that bring dishes to life. As well as that, they are really good for you too - Here are a few reasons why!

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Putting on weight the healthy way

Looking to put on some weight for health reasons or to build muscle? Here are some tips that can help!

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Stand proud! Having good posture

Are you sitting up straight? You are now! Posture is very important - find out why!

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How do we know levels of antioxidants in foods? The ORAC system

Welcome to part two of our look into antioxidants where we look at how levels are actually measured! Which foods come out on top? Well, come find out...

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What are Antioxidants?

As healthy eating continues to take centre stage, antioxidants are always mentioned, but what are they? Why are they good for us and what different types are there? So many questions...

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2016 food trends to look out for

So now that the new year is in full swing, its time to look at some food trends we expect to see increase over the coming months!

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Veganuary is back! Eat clean and feel great in 2016

It’s that time of year again - Veganuary is back and better than ever! As big fans of the vegan lifestyle and all the benefits it brings, we are once again spreading the good word about going vegan for a month. Read all about it here!

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Vegan FAQ – What’s it all about?

Whats the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian? How do you know what foods are vegan? These questions and more answered in our vegan FAQ, just in time for Veganuary!

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Seven super vegan food hacks!

Looking for some vegan food hacks? Well, look no further as we have put together some of our favourite shortcuts so that you can eat vegan the clever way!

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How to avoid getting a cold over the winter

With winter here, the last thing you want is a cold! Here are a few things to consider that can help keep the bugs at bay!

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Ways to get your 5 a day

We all know how hard it is to squeeze 5 fruit and vegetables a day into a busy lifestyle. But it doesn't have to be this way, find out how!

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Are you Drinking Enough Water?

Are you drinking enough water? Here's why getting your h2o is important! Go grab a glass and read on...

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7 Food Myths Cleared Up!

There's a lot of confusion surrounding food, we clear up a few common food myths about carbs, proteins, microwaves and 'low-fat- foods.

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Tips for Enlightened Eating

Would you like to be more conscious of what you put into your body, and why? Our nutritional expert Lucy-Ann Prideaux has shares her tips . . .

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6 ways to break a bad habit

We all have them - breaking bad habits doesn't have to be difficult and can make your life happier and healthier! Here are a few things you can try...

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Beating the winter blues

Feeling blue in the cold? There's no need for that! Here are some ways you can stay cherry and happy despite the lower temperatures.

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Good mood foods: 5 healthy, happy snacks

Food can be the source of a lot of pleasure in our lives, whether it's gathering for meals with family, cooking for friends or simply indulging in a spot of comfort eating

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Foods to help you sleep

What you eat before bed can affect the quality of your sleep! Our nutritionist takes a look into some foods that either help of hinder your chances of a good night's kip!

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Simple 7 day detox diet plan

Follow this easy peasy seven day detox plan to feel better through healthy eating.

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Urban Gardening

City dwellers may not be blessed with open green spaces like others in the country, but that doesn't mean they have to miss out on it entirely. We take a look at some simple steps to turn your home into a urban garden!

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A look at powerfoods!

Want to feel the power? We take a look at a group of friendly, healthy foods that pack some serious nutrition and will leave you feeling great and ready for just about anything!

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Amazing Avocados

Embrace the amazing avocado! Not only are they full of nutrition but super versatile too. We've put together a collection of our tastiest recipes for you to try at home.

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Ways to improve your memory

Where did you leave those keys? What was that guy's name again? If you're feeling a bit foggy, here are some ways you can improve your memory.

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Nutrition breakdown – What are macronutrients?

Want learn more about the nutritional needs of your body? A good place to start is understanding the difference between macronurients and micronutrients.

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Natural sugar and sugar alternatives

We take a look at which sugars occur naturally in food and what you can use to sweeten up your meals in a healthier way!

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Understanding Acidic and Alkaline Diets - Part 2

So now you know all about acid and alkaline diets - but which foods should you eat? Check out part 2 to find out!

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Feeling good! Tips to boost energy and lose body fat

Welcome to part 2 of our look into the metabolism from expert nutritionist, Lucy-Ann! This time we look at some tips on how to boost your metabolism and get that furnace burning!

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Metabolism boosting foods

Did you know that you can boost your metabolism based on what you eat? Well, its true! Our expert nutritionist, Lucy-Ann is here to let us know more...

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The health benefits of liquorice

Do you like liquorice? If you do, well good news; it's good for you! We take a look at what health benefits the black stuff can bring...

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The Importance of Breakfast!

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? We take a look at why you might want to think twice about skipping your morning munchies!

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Why eat whole foods?

Healthy snacks don’t have to be time consuming to prepare, nor should they be difficult to seek out in the supermarket. Find out how here . . .

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What is BMI and How to Measure Yours

You may have heard the term BMI quite a lot, but do you want to know what it actually means, and what its for?

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What is Aloe Vera and why’s it so great?

We've all heard of Aloe Vera, but what is it exactly and how does it help us feel better in so many different ways?

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What is Acai and why is it so Amazing?

Acai is one serious berry! Boasting all kinds of health benefits, we take a look at this superfood and what makes it such a powerhouse of natural goodness.

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What are whole foods?

We hear a lot about whole foods, but what are they exactly and how can they contribute to a healthy lifestyle?

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What are Empty Calories?

You must have heard of empty calories, but what are they exactly? Is it like eating air? Unfortunately not, and here's why...

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Veganuary – New Year, Healthy Lifestyle

Natural Balance Foods is proud to sponsor Veganuary, a fantastic new movement that gives everyone the chance to go vegan for a month and discover a whole new healthy lifestyle.

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Understanding Acidic and Alkaline Diets - Part 1

Want to know more about Acidic and Alkaline diets? Well, you're in luck because our expert nutritionist Lucy-Ann is here to give you the lowdown.

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Top 5 Benefits of Smiling!

Smile and the world smiles with you! Find out why flashing those pearly whites makes us, and those around us feel so good!

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The benefits of green tea

Green tea is well known to have health benefits, but what are they exactly and why should you go make a cup?

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Sleep Better, Feel Better

For some, sleeping does not come as easily as you may hope. Here are some simple lifestyle changes you can make to get a better nights rest and be ready for the day ahead.

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Six Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Ever had that super-tired feeling in the afternoon? Here are some ways to keep that slump at bay and feel great!

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Simple Stress Relief Tips

Feeling stressed? Check out these simple stress relief tips to keep you feeling like a real Zen master!

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Natural cleansing with everyday detox foods

Our nutritionist Lucy-Ann has put together a guide on the best foods to cleanse your body, for a natural detox.

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Mastering the art of healthy eating out

Grab advice and go against the grain enjoying the social occasion and feeling better for it by eating out healthily.

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Laughter Yoga Hilarity Meets Health

Laughter Yoga is no laughing matter - it boosts health, wellbeing and is really fun! Find out more about why it's so great.

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How to be confident

Ever wondered what the secret is to looking and feeling confident? It's al about body language! Lucy-Ann Prideaux shares her tips for body confidence here.

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Helping Your Kids Eat Healthy

Read our tips on how to get your kids to eat healthier and see how much the Kids at Romilly Primary School love our Nakd bars!

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Healthy snacks: good vs bad fats

Surprisingly, we know that some fats can even be good for you! Here is a quick guide to what this means when it comes to finding healthy snacks.

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Healthy holiday foods

Holidays don't have to mean over-indulgence! Here's how to have a healthier holiday, simply by doing your research and knowing the cuisine of your chosen destination.

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Why I'll be going Nakd this Christmas

Read Jenny Hogg's story as she finds out about healthy snacking and how Nakd fruit bars and snacks have changed the way she will snack this Christmas.

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The Health Benefits of Sunlight

Why we do love the sun so much? Turns out that there are a number of health benefits of sunlight! Read on to find out more...

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Have you stuck to your New Year’s Resolutions?

It's all well and good making New Year's resolutions, but have you stuck to them? Here's some tips to help keep up the good work!

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The benefits of massage

Feeling tense? How about a massage! They are good for you in so many ways. Read one to find out more about the benefits!

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Easy to grow vegetables

Planting delicious organic veggies in your garden is easier than you may think! Here are some of the simpler types you can try for yourself:

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Brain Boosting Foods

Just like any other part of our body, our brains need quality nutrition to function well; here's what you need to know about brain boosting foods:

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Balancing your blood glucose

Our very own Nakd Nutritionist Caroline Farrell outlines how you can balance your blood glucose throughout the day.

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Nature's Most Nutritious Nuts – Part 2

Want to know more about nature's most nutritious nuts? Of course you do! Here is part two, written by our expert nutritionist, Lucy-Ann who takes a closer look at just how great Hazelnuts and Walnuts can be.

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How to Clear Your Mind of Clutter

Brain full of stuff? Need to relax and give yourself a break? Here are some ways you can clear your mind of clutter and feel tonnes better!

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Healthy Apps to Help you Feel Great!

Phones and tablets can play their part too - We take a look at some great apps that keep you healthy and feeling great!

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