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Food trends 2017

So what will 2017 have in store for healthy food trends?

Are you a foodie?, do you love trying out new flavours and foods? There are some great foods to try in 2017, if you already are not a fan!

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Rainforest Foundation UK launches its 2016 palm oil guide

The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), an environmental charity that supports people living in and around the world’s rainforests, has launched its new annual Palm Oil guide – designed to help shoppers make informed, ethical choices about everyday items on their shopping lists – from biscuits to bread to cleaning products and cosmetics.
 
Large-scale palm oil developments in the rainforest cause deforestation and habitat loss for the wildlife and people who call the forest home. The global demand for palm oil has already devastated millions of acres of rainforest in South East Asia and now companies are turning to Africa. Research by the Rainforest Foundation UK found that more than a million acres of rainforest is imminently threatened in the Congo Basin.
Simon Counsell, RFUK’s Executive Director, said: “The expansion of palm oil poses a growing threat to Africa’s rainforests, as well as to the people who depend on those forests for their livelihoods and culture.” orangutan                                                                                                    Photo credit: One green planet

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Healthy eating on a budget

As the prices of things go up a lot more people are being careful of what they spend or even making a choice of putting money on the electric or buying food, it’s all about budgeting and spending wisely, so I want to offer you a series of handy tip and ideas on how to budget and spend a little but still eat healthily, and make conscious ethical choices.

I have heard many times “we can’t afford to eat organic” or “we can’t afford to buy coconut oil at £6 a jar”, I understand this mindset but it is really all about prioritising and finding a way which works for you, you can do you best and that IS good enough for this moment in time, do consider though not only will you be saving money buy not impulse buying when there is nothing left for tea, you will also be making yourself and your family feel healthy and free of disease.

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Handy list to avoid toxins in food

There is so much information it can be overwhelming to start off on a purer journey, we started by looking at and changing the food and drink we had, this is a huge step and I know from experience it can be mind boggling. So here is a handy guide for you to print off to take shopping, this is just a basic starting off list, we have moved so far on our journey now that we avoid so much more but I don’t want to overwhelm you or put you off.

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The £5 challenge

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Please feel free to use this header on your facebook page if you are doing the challenge.

 

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Top 15 organic food you must buy

organic vegWhen shopping on a budget but wanting to do the best for you and your family, it is sometimes difficult to balance things out so this handy chart above is brilliant.

It is a reminder to the fruit and veg that is most important to buy organic with the highest pesticides and the ones that are less risky.

We always try to buy as much organic food as possible, but we also know how sometimes there is rent and bills to pay. You have to make the best decision and priorities. So I would say do your best and don’t feel bad if one week you can’t get organic everything, just try to stick to the chart.

You could even print it out and keep it in your bag for shopping trips.

If you do buy non organic fruits and veg you can soak them in the sink with water and cider vinegar for 10 minutes to get rid of some more pesticide residue.