Home Gardening and the achy muscles
Oct06

Home Gardening and the achy muscles

Gardening is a passion of mine, passed down to me by my mother. Although I have no garden, my terrace makes up a good alternative. From flowering plants to many succulents, to herbs and some vegetables. Since I am working from home, no time is spent commuting to and from work and less running around for errands. Thus, I am utilizing the time for gardening.  Gardening is therapeutic for body, mind and soul. It relaxes whilst...

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Are we getting ready for school?
Aug14

Are we getting ready for school?

As Covid-19 has hit us in large numbers, the question most parents are asking is, naturally, if schools are going to open come September. Some are adamant that even if they do, they are not risking their children’s health. Others do not really have an option as fear of job losses still prevail. It is a stressful situation, and with the knowledge that stress weakens the immune system, its the last thing we needs. Keeping to healthy...

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Healthy Snacking and Tea Time Breaks
Aug07

Healthy Snacking and Tea Time Breaks

Living a healthier lifestyle is something many of us aspire to, but wouldn’t it be a bonus if you didn’t have to compromise on taste? For healthier snacking and tea time breaks, look no further than Galbusera. Galbusera produces different ranges of biscuits, crackers and wafers for varying nutritional needs, from low sugar to low fat options, gluten free and high fibre ranges, as well as rice-based and corn-based items, amongst...

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Snacking to Smile About
Jul23

Snacking to Smile About

The more time passes, the more people are jumping on to the healthy eating and healthy lifestyle bandwagon. This shift was needed since as Maltese people we tend to rank very poorly when it comes to healthy habits such as the right nutrition and exercise. Indeed, we ranked very high on the obesity spectrum when compared to other countries in Europe.Apart from people being more conscious about what they consume, there is an also bigger...

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Keeping your energy level in check this summer
Jul15

Keeping your energy level in check this summer

Summer has started and the heat has hit us. Our bodies need their time to adjust to the high temperatures whilst producing more sweat to cool down. Even our metabolic rate slows down in summer leaving us feeling sluggish and listless. Too much sun exposure especially during peak hours also contributes to low energy as it causes dehydration. How do we keep our energy up naturally? Drink plenty of water, a lack of it will result in...

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QNT’s Vegan Protein Chocolate Muffin
Jun27

QNT’s Vegan Protein Chocolate Muffin

A common misconception is that meat is needed to build protein. That lie has been debunked a number of times yet it unfortunately has been pushed into people’s mind. Thankfully so many athletes are coming out and stating how healthier and fitter they feel after switching to a vegan diet. The choice of vegan products is also starting to fill up even the shelves of fitness sections in supermarkets and also in gyms. A case in point...

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VeggyMalta checks out Valsoia Burger Verdure Grangusto
Jun08

VeggyMalta checks out Valsoia Burger Verdure Grangusto

  VeggyMalta checks out Valsoia’s new bean burger. Valsoia Burger verdure Grangusto is rich in protein, soy free, and also contains omega6. It is 100% #vegan and totally plant based.

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VeggyMalta checks out Good Earth’s organic Thyme honey
Jun03

VeggyMalta checks out Good Earth’s organic Thyme honey

VeggyMalta checks out @Good Earth’s organic Thyme Honey made in Crete (Greece). It is EU certified organic and brings with it all the benefits of honey and wild thyme.

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The Benefits of Aloe Vera for your skin this summer
Jun02

The Benefits of Aloe Vera for your skin this summer

Whether you are lounging in your backyard or your rooftop, a trip to the beach or a walk in the countryside your skin is going to be sun kissed. Your skin can get damaged if you do not apply the right products and avoid sun exposure during peak hours. My go-to remedy has always been Aloe Vera, an ingredient from nature providing beneficial soothing, moisturising and softening properties, whilst helping to restore dry and damaged skin....

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Magnesium, the vital mineral that helps us cope with stress and anxiety.
May08

Magnesium, the vital mineral that helps us cope with stress and anxiety.

It is 2020 and we are facing a virus that has created havoc the world over. Quarantine, lockdown and Covid-19 are the most used words of our time. Routine has changed in many ways – working from home or job loss, home-schooling kids and the necessary social distancing. Whatever the situation, we are all experiencing some sort of anxiety and stress. Emotional stress drains the body of magnesium.  Magnesium is wasted via the urine...

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The importance of Probiotics for good health
Apr08

The importance of Probiotics for good health

Inside each of us, there are millions of bacteria which call our body home – the internal world these organisms form is commonly referred to as ‘The Microbiome’. The human microbiome is a small, but incredibly complex, ecosystem, containing hundreds of different competing and co-existing species. In fact, our own cells are outnumbered 10-1 by the plethora of cells and microbes which live in us and on us. There is currently a huge...

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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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