Nutrition

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Three Tips for Better Sleep

Having trouble nodding off to sleep? These are three of my favourite tips for getting a better sleep. Happy snoozing! 1. Tryptophan-rich foods: The amino acid tryptophan is needed along with vitamins B6, B12, folic acid and zinc, to create seroton...
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My Day on a Plate: Writer Louise Kennedy

Writer Louise Kennedy will facilitate a free writing workshop Sense of Place at Tread Softly... festival, 24th July, Sligo Central Library, 10:00 am – 5:00pm. Booking essential. www.treadsoftly.ie  Where do you shop? Lidl,...
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Brain-Boosting Blueberry and Coconut Smoothie Bowl

This is one of my favourite go-to recipes when a sugar craving hits. The natural fruit sugars help to conquer craving while filling you up with nutrients for body and brain. But it contains all of the fibre of the fruit, so the natural fruit sugar is abso...
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My Day on a Plate: Award-Winning Novelist Mia Gallagher

Award-winning novelist and performer Mia Gallagher is the author of two acclaimed novels. Mia is current writer-in-residence at Farmleigh and on 15th July, she will be co-hosting ‘A Midsummer Day’s Dream’, a magical day exploring nature, imagination and writin...
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Pumpkin Seeds for Healthier Hair

Trying to grow your hair? As one of the best foods for helping to build strong and shiny hair, pumpkin seeds also happen to be tasty, versatile and inexpensively available in almost all supermarkets.   Jam-packed with nutrients:  Pump...
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Four of the Best Fat-Loss Foods

Trying to budge a couple of pounds for your summer hols or an upcoming wedding/party/event or simply trying to maintain a happy and healthy weight? It's no secret that good nutrition is even more crucial than exercise when it comes to shifting excess fat st...
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My Day on a Plate: Top Sommelier Julie Dupouy

Julie Dupouy is the world’s top female sommelier. She works in the Greenhouse Restaurant in Dublin as well as running an independent consultancy, DowntoWine. Originally from France, Dupouy has lived in Ireland for many years. She was recently a guest speaker a...
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Fit Food: Hemp Seeds

Raw hemp seeds are a powerhouse of complete plant-based protein, B vitamins and vitamin D, calcium, iron and dietary fibre. They're widely considered one of the most perfect foods for both athletes and more sedentary people, thanks to their broad spectrum...
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My Day on a Plate: Fashion Designer Sean Byrne

Fashion designer Sean Byrne sells his ready-to-wear collection in stores in London and LA and provides a bespoke service for clients in his Dublin studio.   Where do you shop? Anywhere that’s handy and where I can get decent fresh stuff. Te...
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5 Ways Your Lifestyle Affects Your Skin

Your skin is a reflection of your lifestyle. In fact, apart from several hereditary skin conditions, your skin is largely determined by your habits and lifestyle choices. The healthier you are, the healthier your skin tends to look. If you’re looking fo...