Homemade Sports Recovery Smoothie

I had to go out on another shop to do some research into the commercial sport shake world to have a look at the ingredient list because we don’t consume or stock these sorts of shakes at home. The end result is a little bleak, but the good news is there are one or two decent shakes to purchase out there if you’re not going to do a homemade version.

Rachel Jesson
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Healthy sports drinks

Ian and I were offered a spot on Real Health TV again to talk about healthy sport and recovery drink options. Now, because neither of us purchase any sports drinks, I had to set off to find out exactly what was in them.

Rachel Jesson
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Chartwell veggie patch: our local and organic farm treasure - by Debbie Logan

Debbie Logan, food activist and owner of ‘Organic Emporium’, is a core contributor to our 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition course. She is an example of how retailers should be interacting with farmers, living by the motto ‘know your farmer’ as they are the true food heroes. In this blog post, she talks about a very special organic farm that she supports in her local environment.

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How stress could be messing with your blood glucose levels

We all experience stress when we try to balance the demands of work and home life, struggle to achieve financial stability, go for a job interview, speak in front of a large audience, get stuck in traffic, visit the dentist or doctor, pick up an injury in training or even watch a scary movie. These situations elicit a stress hormone response that causes a sharp rise in blood glucose levels, among other things.

Simone do Carmo
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