Why is Vitamin D so important for our health?
Feb28

Why is Vitamin D so important for our health?

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide issue that effects even those of us living in Malta. Studies have shown that a genetic factor may also be responsible for some of us being deficient in this important vitamin. See here Vitamin D is essential for: Absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus Maintaining healthy bones and teeth A healthy immune system Normal muscle function Helps to maintain normal blood calcium levels The...

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Better Than Pasta
Feb26

Better Than Pasta

Better Than Noodles, Pasta, Angel Hair and Rice are a range of healthy alternatives to regular noodles, angel hair, pasta, and rice. They are made from organic ingredients including flour from the Japanese konnyaku plant. The Better Than range is also: • fat-free, • low GI, • low in calories, • gluten-free and • suitable for vegans. THE KONNYAKU PLANT This plan has been grown and consumed in Japan for many centuries. Konnyaku flour is...

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Smart Supermarket Organic shop
Feb24

Smart Supermarket Organic shop

Many consumers don’t know but inside Smart Supermarket, at the far end of the supermarket, there is an Organic Shop. The Organic Shop has recently changed hands and is under new management. So we took the opportunity and popped in to see whats inside the shop! The name “organic shop” already is a strong indicator of what to expect. We spoke to the shop owner Tricia Borg who told us that the overall theme of the shop...

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Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Cake
Feb21

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Cake

Even if you are on a quest to eat healthier, this does not mean you cannot eat cake! Especially a fudgy, chocolate one!! This recipe sneakily adds in a good amount of zucchini, making this cake high in vitamins and fiber, without sacrificing taste! Ingredients: – 125g Good Earth spelt, or oat flour (oat flakes blended into flour) 30g unsweetened cocoa powder 220g zucchini (one large or 2 small ones) 170g Alpro natural yoghurt...

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MOMA – Making Oats more Awesome!
Feb19

MOMA – Making Oats more Awesome!

For whoever has never taken oats for breakfast (or as a snack), oats are incredibly nutritious. It’s always a good idea to start the day with a bowl of oats (and maybe add some fresh fruit). Some actually consider it as one of the healthiest foods you can take. Oats are rich in dietary fibre (containing more than other grains) and protein. They are also attributed with having a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties....

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech in full
Feb13

Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech in full

  I’m full of so much gratitude now. I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room, because we share the same love – that’s the love of film. And this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know where I’d be without it. But I think the greatest gift that it’s given me, and many people in [this industry] is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless. I’ve been...

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Looking for a place to eat on Valentine’s Day?
Feb12

Looking for a place to eat on Valentine’s Day?

So you’re thinking of having a meat-free Valentine’s Day! How about taking your partner out for Valentine’s Day for a special night without blood on the table. That is why VeggyMalta – Malta Meat Free Week came out with the theme “you’re the only meat I’d eat”! After all what better way to celebrate love by sparing an animal’s life. So Veggy Malta has come up with some suggestions...

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Boosting Your Immune System
Feb11

Boosting Your Immune System

The immune system is the body’s natural defence against infectious organisms. During their early years, children’s immune system is growing and developing, as they are exposed to numerous different types of infection for the first time. The winter season is particularly hard on the immune system, and every year more people look for natural ways to maintain their health throughout this period. 70% of our immune system is formed by...

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Fibre February at PAMA and PAVI supermarkets
Feb10

Fibre February at PAMA and PAVI supermarkets

It’s Fibre February at PAMA and PAVI supermarkets. This month’s TOP Stars offers inside the health section is all about fibre, minerals and vitamins. Selected products from 12 brands are on offer all through the month of February. Some great brands have 15% discount on a number of selected products, helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Let’s remember that fibre is very important for our overall well-being. Have...

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This Valentine’s you’re the only meat I’d eat
Feb08

This Valentine’s you’re the only meat I’d eat

Valentine’s Day is round the corner and we have launched our meat-free Valentine’s campaign. If you are still thinking of what to do, where to go, what to give … how about going meat-free this year! Treat your loved one to a meat-free and cruelty-free Valentine’s meal. What better way to show your love than with a double gesture of love and care. After all, how can you talk about love if there is blood on your...

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Facebook Competition – Win €50 worth of products – ends 28th February 2020
Feb06

Facebook Competition – Win €50 worth of products – ends 28th February 2020

ANSWER – LIKE – TAG – WIN WIN €50 worth of healthy & rich in fibre products. During ALL the month of February (selected) products from the below brands are on 15% discount as part of the TOP Stars offers at PAMA and PAVI health shops. 1 person who answers all the questions correctly will be chosen. 1. Mention the 12 brands participating in the February Top Stars offer? 2. What is the discount being offered on these (selected) TOP...

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Butternut Squash Blondies
Jan31

Butternut Squash Blondies

For anyone wondering, blondies are like brownies but are vanilla based rather than chocolate based. This time, we will be healthifying this sweet and nicely spiced recipe by substituting a healthy amount of  butternut squash and applesauce for sugar and oil. Ingredients: –  150g oat flakes 60g brown sugar 200g butternut squash, cooked 100g applesauce (boiled apples, mashed) 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon...

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We tried Burger King’s new Rebel Whopper
Jan28

We tried Burger King’s new Rebel Whopper

We tried out Burger King’s new plant-based burger, the Rebel Whopper; 100% Whopper 0% Beef.  This burger arrived in Malta in November before it hit the counter in places like the UK (where it has been launched in January to coincide with Veganuary … but more about that later on). Some info about the Rebel Whopper. The burger is produced for Burger King by The Vegetarian Butcher. If you order it as it is from the counter,...

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Looking back at 2019 and looking forward to 2020
Jan13

Looking back at 2019 and looking forward to 2020

A new year has started and I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Decade. I hope that this decade will be a decade of change and for that to happen it means we have to be part of that change. we need to do our part to save our planet, animals, biodiversity and human race as well from destruction and greed. So I guess that really sets the tone for this year :-). Yet I would like to reflect and see what we achieved in 2019 and...

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Top Stars – Meat Free Protein promotions at PAMA and PAVI for January
Jan08

Top Stars – Meat Free Protein promotions at PAMA and PAVI for January

In January VeggyMalta launches it’s new promotional initiative with Borfield health section inside PAMA and PAVI supermarkets; Top Stars. This month will be focused on meat-free protein. We want to show that meat is not the only source of protein. On the contrary there are ample meat-free sources of protein to choose from. Not only, but thanks to our partnership with a number of brands, a selection of products from these brands...

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