Magnesium, a vital mineral we cannot be without
Mar25

Magnesium, a vital mineral we cannot be without

A magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress.  Magnesium is crucial for healthy bones as it makes up part of the skeleton’s framework. Its presence in every one of our body’s cells is essential, as it’s responsible for over 300 different actions in the body. So, let us look at some of the roles magnesium plays. Mood, Relaxation and sleep Hormones such as serotonin...

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7 interesting health benefits of strawberries
Mar02

7 interesting health benefits of strawberries

Who doesn’t like strawberries? Interestingly whether taken fresh or even frozen strawberries pack a strong healthy punch. They come in all shapes and differ in flavour and texture. Technically strawberries are not fruits, since their seeds are on the outside and belongs to the rose family. Here are 7 interesting health benefits of strawberries: Unlike carnivorous mammals we humans cannot synthesise our own Vitamin C and depend...

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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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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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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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Tesco Meat-free range at Smart Supermarket
Dec12

Tesco Meat-free range at Smart Supermarket

  VeggyMalta looks at the extensive range of meat free products that Smart Supermarket has under the Tesco Meat Free label. They have a full range of vegan and vegetarian products to choose from.

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Goodfella’s Falafel vegan Pizza
Oct23

Goodfella’s Falafel vegan Pizza

Goodfella’s recently put on the market a new pizza, totally plant-based, their Vegan Falafel Pizza. Without any doubt we had to give it a bite and check out the taste. After tasting this pizza, I would nearly say that it is happened to be vegan, because I believe Goodfella’s focused on creating a tasty (Mediterranean style) pizza which happens to be completely plant-based. Anyone who thinks that a plant-based pizza...

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Getting to know Valsoia’s Pizza con verdure Grigliate
Sep27

Getting to know Valsoia’s Pizza con verdure Grigliate

VeggyMalta gets to know more about Valsoia’s Pizza con Verdure grigliate. It is 100% #plantbased, #lactosefree and easy to prepare.

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Trying out Valsoia’s Olio di Soia
Sep18

Trying out Valsoia’s Olio di Soia

VeggyMalta tries out Valsoia’s Olio di Soia (Soyabean oil). This is another product by Valsoia that is 100% vegan. The product label states that Valsoia’s Olio di Soia contains “Linolenic acid that helps to maintain normal levels of Cholesterol”.  These are alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3) and linolenic acid (Omega 6). We are becoming more aware of the benefits and importance of consuming the proper quantities if...

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Trying out Beeswax Frank Wrap
Sep14

Trying out Beeswax Frank Wrap

The Beeswax Frank Wrap is a concept developed by Adriana Frank, a professional accountant living in Malta. The aim of this product is to offer a plastic-free option to food storage that is easy to use, whilst helping decrease plastic waste in nature. The Beeswax Frank Wrap is plastic free, reusable and washable. It’s made with 100% eco-friendly certified cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and pine resin to ensure that food is kept...

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Getting to know Valsoia’s Tiramisu
Aug16

Getting to know Valsoia’s Tiramisu

  VeggyMalta gets to know Valsoia’s Tiramisu. It is another dairy-free, naturally lactose-free and 100% plant-based product by Valsoia. It is lightly coffee-flavoured and has a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top. Although it is a vegan product, I can assure you that you and your friends will not realise the difference.      

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Trying out Kolios Authentic Greek Yogurt Fat Free
Aug09

Trying out Kolios Authentic Greek Yogurt Fat Free

VeggyMalta tries out Kolios Authentic Greek Yogurt fat free. Now there are a number of ways to try out Greek yogurt at different times of the day. If you wish a breakfast snack, you can take it as is, but I suggest taking it with a mixed bowl of fruit. This adds the fibre and vitamin content of your meal. At the same time I particularly like the taste of yogurt with freshly pealed fruit. You can add whatever fruit you find, whatever...

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Trying out Good Earth 100% Whole Wheat Pasta
Jul23

Trying out Good Earth 100% Whole Wheat Pasta

VeggyMalta checks out Good Earth’s new range of whole wheat pasta. Good Earth has four different types of pasta in this range; fusilli, penne, spaghetti and farfalle. Each packet is 500 g. Let’s start with the main aspect of this range, the fact that it is 100% whole wheat. This basically means that all the product is whole wheat pasta and not a percentage of it. Organic product Another key feature about Good Earth’s...

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