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Foods that Boost Your Summer Beauty

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You want gorgeous skin and hair, but it’s not just the products you use that can achieve this. Your food choices play a big role in making you look your best. One of your New Year’s Resolutions should be to add more of these beauty-boosting foods to your diet so that you can say hello to brighter skin and thicker hair.

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Fight Food Waste!

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Let’s have a food fight! No, it’s not what you think. Instead of throwing food around, let’s fight against food waste. The thought of food ending up in the bin isn’t only sad because so many people would kill for the bruised fruit or leftover sandwiches we throw away, but it’s also negative for the environment. Here is how you can start decreasing your food footprint.

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Sugar-Free Halloween Treats

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Many parents are trying to cut back on the amount of sugar their children consume, but events like Halloween can be tough seeing as candy is such a big part of the festivities. Whether you’re dishing out treats or just want some sugar-free ideas to keep around the house, consider these options instead:

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Should You Try the Alkaline Diet?

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The Alkaline Diet has become trendy in recent years, with celebrities such as Elle MacPherson jumping on the bandwagon. It is basically about balancing your body’s acidity levels by reducing consumption of foods that cause acid and which can be bad for your health in various ways.

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Top Summer Fat Burning Foods

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Losing weight requires a healthy food plan and getting regular exercise. But while you’re giving fatty foods the cold shoulder you should try sneaking some of these fat-burning foods into your diet to help you burn more calories.

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Five of the Worst Food Additives to Avoid

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The word ‘additive’ sounds harmless enough. It makes you think that it was just some extra and important ingredient thrown into your food at the last minute to enrich it. These days it seems that there are so many additives appearing in foods, but what do they really do? Although benign sounding, additives are often bad news. Here are some of the most important food additives to avoid the next time you go grocery shopping.

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Host the Perfect Banting Braai

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At this point in time, everyone knows what banting is and has at least one friend who follows the Tim Noakes’ diet religiously. Luckily, meat is on the green (go!) list so most of the meat that you will serve at your braai is A-OK among banters. The difficulty is preparing desserts and side dishes that don’t include carbohydrates or sugar. Here are a few suggestions:

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Five Spring Energy Superfoods

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Just because the weather is warmer, it doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed of instantly feeling energetic. If it feels like you’re still carrying the hibernation desire of winter, here are five superfoods to boost your energy and give you that spring feeling.

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‘Healthy’ Fast Foods to Avoid

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With the number of vegans increasing all over the world, more fast food restaurants are adding vegetarian/vegan foods to their menus. This can be great even if you aren’t following those lifestyles but want more nutritious fast foods when you’re in a hurry. The catch: although the foods are delicious, it doesn’t always mean they’re healthy for you.