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There’s nothing more than I love more than a good quote to make me think and put everything into perspective…

 

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I promise to resume with a recipe post tomorrow, the weekend sunshine and Wimbledon celebrations got the better of me. Fx

Hello All,

It’s that time of the week again – hump day! I cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying by and how the weekends are forever fast approaching. I guess I shouldn’t complain though as it is an indication that I’m enjoying work at the moment. Here’s a scary thought though; we are officially six months away from Christmas! Which makes me wonder how many of us have actually stuck to and achieved our New Years resolutions?!

Anyway, a slightly different post today about another aspect of my diet, which arethe vitamin and mineral supplements I consume. There has often been negative associations made about supplements such as a healthy diet should provide all the nourishment and nutrients required, leaving little argument substitute products. However, in a modern environment it is considerably different when compared to our ancestors therefore disease can often be induced even in the healthiest of diets. More information can be found here about the arguments around supplements and particularly why they are important.

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Coconut oil is rapidly becoming incredibly popular in the western world with many celebrities hailing the super oil. However, on my travels to Colombia I discovered it is a traditional product in the tropical world that has been used for thousands of years holding various properties in food, medicine and industry. And it is no surprise why its popularity is sky rocketing in this part of the world with the many benefits in obtains.

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In theme with my recent post about Colombian Cuisine i experienced on my travels, one of my favourite parts was the access to the best avocados that I have ever ate. Not only were they consistently ripe and about four times the size to those we find in the UK, they cost $1,000 PESO, which is the equivalent of 35p. Compare this to the minuscule £1.50 avocados we have to choose from in the local supermarkets, I most definitely made the most of it while on my travels.

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After a rather stressful and frustrating few days of travel (don’t ask!) I have finally returned from an amazing trip in Colombia!

ImageAvocado’s the size of melons – heaven! And only a few pence when compared to those we buy in the UK supermarkets

Although my trip wasn’t as long as I would of liked, I still had a phenomenal time and was lucky enough to experience many of Colombia’s diverse settings. I could go on about my favourite moments, but I don’t want to bore you with stories of personal amusement.

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Just a quick post to apologise for my lack of blogging recently. I am unfortunately (insert sacrcasm here) stuck in Colombia during May, but will recommence posts on my return.

In the mean time I hope you can enjoy the view with me…

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Enjoy! Fx