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Artificial sweeteners… the low down

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Artificial sweeteners… the low down

Love ‘em or hate ‘em artificial sweeteners do cut down your calories gram for gram, but are they actually doing you any good? Artificial sweeteners are chemicals that are used to sweeten food and drinks. They are much sweeter than sugar, but have also been linked to health problems like cancer, weight gain, and diabetes. Recent research has also shown they can dramatically alter or destroy the good bacteria in your gut, and a thriving microbiome is vital for a strong immune system, plus a new Spanish study has linked this gut destroying effect of artificial sweeteners to potential cognitive...

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5 tasty ways to get fibre into your diet

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5 tasty ways to get fibre into your diet

Fibre is super important for maintaining a healthy digestive system, all those good bacteria LOVE fibre, it can help with weight loss and keep us all full of the good stuff = not so hungry ++ it dials down the craving for the not-so-good!Keen to increase your fibre intake but don't know how? Don’t worry… here’s five quick and easy ways to ace it! Eat more fruits and veggies… and change it up regularly, there are SO many fab veggies and glorious fruits out there… pass the jackfruit! There are plenty of ways to sneak them into recipes for the...

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