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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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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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With all this sunshine a salad is a perfect dish for lunch and dinner. To be honest I eat salads throughout the year, I love how versatile, fresh and tasty they can be. I particularly enjoy a warm salad! A good friend introduced me to a warm brie salad, perhaps not the healthiest choice, but it opened my eyes to mixing hot and cold ingredients. Not only are the easily prepared they can also be packed with lots of nutrients. But be careful to not laden yours in high fat packaged dressings. 

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Hello All!

Apologies for my lack of posts over the last week, it has been a non-stop few days with action packed birthday celebrations. My flat mate and myself have also experienced a case of food poisoning so have been bed bound for the last 24 hours, which has been quite a joy! I am now promising myself that I stay in hibernation until I have to hop onto an aeroplane to Colombia next week. Yippee!

Today’s post is not a recipe I am afraid however I promise I will recommence cooking (and eating!) this week. I just wanted to highlight the importance of a healthy diet as per my previous post. The other day I was in the gym and I kid you not there was a girl on the treadmill next to me, running and eating a flapjack?!! Now, I’m not sure if she was aware of what she was doing, or whether like so many of us thought she could ‘reward’ her exercise with a treat. However, it got me thinking how many of us do this. How many people do you know that leave the gym and go and have a take away because they have ‘been to the gym’? If this much effort has been put into their diet, I dread to think how much effort has gone into their workout.

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Hope you are all fabulous and having an amazing week. I cannot believe we are approaching the end of the month, time is going super speedy fast. I’ve set up camp in the library for the week as I approach final exams. Revision and studying always leads to continuously rewarding myself with food – usually copious amounts of chocolate. So, today’s post I attempt to find a healthy chocolate alternative.

Cocoa, the main ingredient of chocolate, isn’t actually that bad for us and does in fact hold a number of health benefits. Rather, the sugar and dairy added to the cocoa creates a high fat and calorie sweet treat.

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Today’s post is little different and rather than my usual recipe post, I wanted to let you know about my attitude to health. When I think about health, I think more than the body but the importance of your mind as well, which I discuss throughout this post. Before you go any further, I don’t intend to offend or upset anyone, but this is simply my opinion from my own experiences.

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