The 360 approach to Health: These holidays will restore mind, body and soul in no time…

The Luxurious Rou Estate

It is always particularly inspiring when you come across a company that has a personal struggle or moving journey at its roots, and Health Matters 360 is no exception. Created by husband and wife team Sarah Morgan and Ian Freeman, it was when Sarah was battling with a diagnosis of cervical cancer alongside a serious emotional burn-out from a high-powered, stressful job that she decided to rediscover her health. Along the journey, after turning to so many different health professionals and feeling swamped by impractical and unsustainable information, she came to realise that the most powerful combination for sustaining good health is getting the right balance of physical, nutritional and psychological wellbeing. This balance that she began to achieve was in fact so successful that it meant Sarah fall pregnant for the first time – after previously being told she was very unlikely to ever have children.

This 360 approach is the basis and heart of the company – aiming to help other people who are struggling with any aspect of their life to find this equality to their lifestyles. They offer 1-2-1 programmes, perfect if you are looking for something more bespoke or long term, they also offer in-house company workshops, encouraging health to employees over ‘lunch & learn’ or a ‘healthy meeting’, brilliant for boosting morale in business.

We however were most excited about their ‘Heath Hubs’ which offer packages to escape fully from your normal routine in true luxurious style in two UK locations or glamorous Corfu. Not to be confused with hardcore bootcamps or detox breaks, ‘Heath Hubs’ are ideally suited for those who want or need to make changes to their lifestyles but often struggle with consistency. Hip and Healthy discovered what these relaxing retreats entail:

The Rou Estate – Corfu.

All Health Hubs focus on the three core beliefs of the company: Nutrition Matters, Mind Matters and Physical Matters and all these beliefs are practiced throughout sessions on the 3, 4 or 7 day long retreats. The Rou Estate in Corfu was certainly our favourite, not least because the almost guaranteed vitamin D from the glorious weather is sure to be a great start to your journey! A peaceful haven nestled within an olive grove and flanked by rolling hills, it has spectacular views of the Ionian Sea from its privileged mountain setting. With its own Spa for body and beauty treatments and top of the range health facilities such as hydrotherapy tubs, steam and sauna and a gym and yoga platform, it is easy to see why this is one of the most popular of the Health Hubs.  Hip and Healthy Readers can stay from £1,295 per person per person for a 7 day full board retreat inclusive of an extensive programme of physical, nutritional and mind matters coaching, you can be sure you will return feeling revived and refreshed and most importantly ready to embrace a new pace of life. This is a saving of £700 per person!

Voltaire & Burggraaf Barns – ‘Stay in Style’ Dorset

Stay in Style in Dorset

If you are fan of a boutique barn conversion then this should be the Health Hub of your choice. Situated among the enchanting Dorset countryside and designed with luxury and comfort in mind these two quirkily named barns will sleep up to 12 people – so it’s perfect if you want to book with a group of friends who are all looking to enrich both body and soul. It has unrivalled facilities with a private indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor cedar hot tub, gym, games, room, spa treatment room and perfectly sculptured landscaped gardens. To top it all off the superbly appointed Kitchen and Dining Room ensures that you are able to enjoy your surroundings whilst eating those nutrition rich meals. The package is of course on a full board basis, with a one-to-one nutritional consultation included. After a one-to-one session, the nutrition workshops begin and will focus on what, how and when people eat – aiming to re-educate guests on their eating habits and ensuring that they attain and sustain their new found nutritional balance.

Stoke Place – Buckinghamshire

Stoke Place

A restored 17th Century mansion, Stoke Place is one of England’s most idyllic country house hotels. Featuring 40 stylish, boutique bedrooms, each room has a stunning view overlooking the 26 acres of beautifully manicured grounds – perfect inspiration to get out there every morning and be greeted by your personal trainer’s fully bespoke exercise programme.  These exercises will be easy enough that you will be able to fit them into your daily routine back home, yet hard enough that you should quickly notice a difference in core strength, fitness and energy levels. However, it is very difficult to add this physical aspect to your life without being encouraged to open up your mind and analyse your behaviour towards physical activities first. This is where the ‘Mind Matters’  phase comes in, you will receive life coaching from a fully qualified coach who will equip you with the confidence to continue the physical training once you have left the Health Hub, as well as relaxation tips to ensure you remain in control in your everyday life.  Stoke Place is especially perfect if you live in London and need a quick break as it is only 15 minutes from Paddington. Book from £835 per person based on four days and three nights.

For further information on Health Matters 360, please visit or phone 0800 1588 360.



Don’t Let Work Make You Unfit

Stay Active At Work
In a recent study carried out by the Work & Health Research Centre at Loughborough University it was revealed that nearly 70% of employees do not hit the recommended guidelines for physical activity. The average worker will spend five hours and 41 minutes sitting at their desk per day and another seven hours sleeping. This amount of inactivity is not only bad for our health but also detrimental to our mental wellbeing. Dr Duncan, who led the study, says “put a post-it note on your computer to remind you to get up and walk around and talk to colleagues face to face, it’s a lot more sociable and better for you than emailing them.”

Boost Your Fitness Whilst You’re at Work: Top Tips

Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair: It will force you to engage your core and won’t allow you to slouch.
Take the stairs: Swiss researchers found that taking the stairs can cut your risk of dying early from any disease by 15%!
Go for a walk, or even better, a run, at lunch: Not only will it prevent you from frittering away money but you will feel more alert for your afternoon, not to mention you will also feel delightfully smug at having done your excersise!

Health Speak: Close up on Georgie Cleeve, founder of OSKIA

What do eat for breakfast?
I always start with a mug of hot water and lemon to help alkalise my system. We then sit down to a family breakfast, which I think is vital for families – porridge with dried fruit, nuts and organic local honey, or scrambled egg on rye bread. Our chickens at our house in Wales produce the most delicious dark yoked eggs. Every morning I also make two blended juices for the day at the office using a blender to retain fibre, usually including beetroot, avocado and spinach. Our breakfast juice consists of whatever organic fruit we have, but usually blueberries, bananas, pear, blackberries, kiwi (if in season). Weekends are a little different and I’m luckily enough to have a wonderful husband who loves cooking a proper healthy cooked breakfast at weekends. We all take MSM and our new skin hydrating supplement.

How do you keep fit?
I’ve always enjoyed triathlons, but with time short and a not so secret dislike for gyms, I run to work and do Glow Yoga in Covent Garden. I also climb regularly at the Westway or the Castle, two great climbing walls in London.

What motto/advice do you try and live by?
OSKIA’s motto is to help our client’s skin, no matter what, and this is something that is imbedded in our company ethos. Personally, it is always to be optimist and look to the positive of any negative.

How is your diet?
I have always had a very healthy varied diet and I adore good food. However, having a child has made me even more aware of ensuring that we all get the correct nutrients daily. Correct nutrition is the backbone of OSKIA.

What is your skincare routine?
I cleanse as soon as I get up, then twice a week apply our Renaissance Mask while I prepare breakfast, as it gives skin such a lift. I follow with Get Up & Glow and then our day cream. In the evening, I cleanse, Micro-skin-needle twice a week, and use my favourite anti-ageing oil of the week. I am forever testing products and I do this in the evening, never in the morning. I am currently testing our new night oil.

What song do you listen to when you work out?
Nina Simone – not very original or energetic, but I love it.

What do you love to snack on?
Nuts, dried apricots and dark chocolate, all full of nutrients and anti-oxidants.

How do you relax?
Reading in complete and utter silence. It is so rare that I get the time to really get into a book, so this is such a treat.

What three things can you not live without?
My son’s laughter (he’s just learnt to laugh hysterically), smell (I adore most smells – they can transport you to different times and places in an instant) and dry shampoo.

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Running Tips for Marathon Training by Ricardo Macedo

With the London Marathon around the corner and the olympics on the way, an increasing amount of us are embarking on sporting challenges, with record numbers of marathon runners expected to be reported this year. But to ensure we don’t fall at the first hurdle take a look at founder of R-Fitness, Ricardo Macedo’s, training tips.

Training for a marathon is incredibly challenging. You will need to train for at least two- three months prior to the marathon to build up your pace and stamina. Designed to be used in tandem with your running training programme, this series of exercises will improve balance and coordination and can be done either indoors or outside to improve your running…

Walking Lunges: Best For… glutes, hamstrings and quads.

  • Stand upright, feet together, hold two light dumbbells by your sides (palms facing in).
  • Take a controlled step forward with your left leg.
  • Lower hips towards the floor and bend both knees (almost at 90 degree angles). The back knee should come close but never touch the ground. Your front knee should be directly over the ankle and the back knee should be pointing down towards the floor.
  • Push off the floor with your right foot and bring it forward to starting position. This completes one rep.
  • Step forward and repeat with the right leg.
  • Do three sets of 20 reps.

Squat Jumps: Best For… hamstring, quads, glutes and calfs.

  • Place your feet hip-width apart and lower into a squat .
  • Using the momentum bring your arms up.
  • Jump up off the ground.
  • Land smoothly and lightly as you can.
  • Do three sets of 20 reps.

Rico’s Crunches: Best For… core and hip-flexors.

  • Lie on your back, pressing your lower back against to the floor avoiding arching
  • Start with your legs replicating the cycling movements building up a good rhythm
  • Place your hands behind your head
  • Inhale and raise your torso while continuing the cycling movements
  • Exhale and return your shoulder to the ground. Keep your legs moving in rhythm
  • Do three sets of 20 reps.

Plank Stabilisation: Best For… the shoulders with main focus on core.

  • Raise body in the ‘press-up’ position, supported on elbows and feet.
  • Feet should be hip-width apart and elbows shoulder-width apart and in line with upper chest.
  • Maintain neutral spine; engage abdominal stabilisation, pulling your navel towards your spine.
  • Do not arch your back, breathe in a relaxed manner.
  • Hold as long as you can…anything between 45 seconds to two minutes.
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Signe Johansen: Why Scandinavian Food is Delicious & Healthy

The world of Scandinavian food is on the rise. The delectable combination of fresh seafood, delicious berries and whole-grains is enough to tempt healthy foodies across the globe. Hip and Healthy talks to the woman making culinary waves in this area, Signe Johansen, and finds out just what it is that makes Scandinavian food so healthy as well as what goes on in the day of the life of the chef, expert blogger and author of Scandilicious (are there no ends to her talents!)

Why did you start your blog?
Fiona Beckett, a colleague and friend of mine, suggested I give it a go. She’s one of those rare food writers who has a successful career in print, publishing books and managing to write several blogs and websites. No one else seemed to be blogging about Scandinavian food so I started out with Scandi baking and then broadened the remit to baking and cooking.

What were you doing before you started blogging?
I did a diploma at Leiths School of Food & Wine, then I did various work placements at food businesses and restaurants, such as at the Fat Duck where I spent three months monkeying around in Heston’s experimental kitchen.

What motivated you to write your cook book?
A mixture of narcissism and frustration that there were only a handful of – admittedly excellent – cookbooks on Scandinavian cooking. If you browse the food and cookery section of your local Waterstone’s there are hundreds of books on French or Italian cooking but less than a dozen on Scandi food. That just seemed wrong. I wanted to share the food heritage I grew up with in Norway and show how delicious and straightforward good Scandi food really is.

What is it about Scandinavian food that makes it healthy?
The best of Scandinavian cookery offers a balanced diet of fresh and cured seafood, a variety of delicious dairy products, vegetables, pickles, berries in the summer and great game plus a fantastic array of fresh breads made with different flours such as wheat, oat, spelt, rye, whole-grains, seeds, nuts. We also love the outdoors and I think being active and doing lots of sport, be it skiing, cycling, hiking, kayaking, swimming or whatever outdoor activity you find Scandis doing on a regular basis, allows us to eat a little of what we fancy when we want it.

Do you have a favourite dish from your cook book and if so what is it?
Home-cured gravadlax (or gravlaks as we say in Norwegian) – it’s so simple to make and every time I feature it at a cookery demo, class or just as part of a smorgasbord for friends it never fails to wow those who try it. You can’t recreate that taste with supermarket gravadlax.

What do you eat for breakfast?
It varies with the seasons, in winter I eat porridge cooked with whole milk and topped with either fresh fruit such as blood oranges, or bananas, or if I’m feeling indulgent with sticky raspberry or black cherry jam. The American in me (my mother grew up in New England and is half-English, half- American) loves porridge with maple syrup and cinnamon but good maple syrup is hard to find in the UK unfortunately. In spring and summer I like bircher muesli with nuts and apple, and throughout the year I’ll dabble with fruit smoothies, soft-boiled eggs and home-baked spelt bread topped with butter and pink grapefruit marmalade. I wake up in the morning looking forward to breakfast, that’s how much I enjoy eating it.

Talk us through a day in your life?
Working on cookery books it’s often feast or famine – some months are frantic and others are quieter so a typical day doesn’t really exist when you’re freelance! At the moment I’m preparing a series of Scandi brunch and supper clubs which showcase the best of Scandinavian cooking. I also try and make time to do an hour’s yoga on a daily basis.

What’s your top tip for other bloggers?
Read other blogs and identify what you like about them, engage with them if you enjoy reading a particular blog post or find a topic of interest. There’s some brilliant blogs out there that can amuse, inspire and educate, depending on your taste.

Name three things you cannot live without?
Good sea salt, lemons and chocolate. Don’t ask me why but these are ingredients that just make me happy.

Who would be your ideal dinner date and why?
I like funny people who are not afraid of eating good food so if I had a choice I’d love to have dinner (not a date) with someone like comedian, Tina Fey. Hopefully she’s a woman who likes carbs.

What is your favourite food memory?
As a child I loved picking berries on my grandparents’ farm in the summer, and wild strawberries were always a favourite as they were hard to find and so delicate you had to eat them almost immediately.

Scadilicious Image by Debi Treloar

Image by Debi Treloar


Five reasons to EGGS-ercise one’s willpower…


  • There are 80 nutrition filled calories in one egg versus 175 sugary calories in one cream egg.
  • Eggs are rich in high quality protein and therefore keep you fuller for longer.
  • Eggs are high in Vitamin B2 (also known as Riboflavin) and plays a key role in energy metabolism as well as the metabolism of fats.
  • Eggs are great for the mind due to their choline content. Two large eggs provide adults with their daily recommended intake of choline.
  • Statistics reveal that the UK has the 7th highest consumption of chocolate in the world.


Superfoods for Runners

Words by Max Wilcox

Max Willcocks is a personal trainer and ultra marathon runner. With marathons that have gone as far as 100 miles and lasted up to 20hrs, he really pays close attention to the needs of his body. These are a few things that help him go that extra mile.

Marathon running and ultra running is fast becoming a widely embraced sport. Putting your body through the rigors of 26.2 miles and the training that goes with it can be extremely tough. As a trainer, some of the most common questions I get asked are about nutrition. What’s the best thing I can eat to help with my running & what can I be eating to take advantage of all this training to get into/stay in great shape? Well here we look at a few ‘superfood’ that every athlete of every ability should consider making a regular part of their diet.

The snack
Chocolate covered Goji berries– We all love a snack throughout the day and some of us have a chocolate craving that just needs satisfying. These chocolate covered Goji berries contain 18 amino acids and as such are a great source of protein, 12g per 100g. The Goji berry is sweet tasting and the raw coca is slightly bitter providing a perfect snack. A snack you don’t have to feel guilty about, so dive in by the handful.

The fruit
Acai powder– This small dark purple coloured fruit comes from the Acai plant and is bursting with antioxidants. Acai is also full of Anthocyanins, which helps conserve the antioxidant level in the fruit, that it is 10 to 20 times better for you than that glass of red wine that we are told is so good for us for a similar reason. Acai powder can be sprinkled onto porridge or mixed into a smoothie. It’s high in fibre and carbohydrates to aid digestion and provide plenty of ‘energy’ to fuel your training. Also rich in the skin-loving nutrients Omega 3, 6 & 9.

The lunch
Quinoa- Very few grains pack as much of a punch as Quinoa. It contains all eight essential amino acids, including Lysine, and has a very low GI so will keep you feeling full for longer. With roughly 60g carbohydrate per 100g they are perfect for replenishing glycogen stores after a run or for fueling up before heading out. This is a grain that should be making its way into everyones plate. I even eat this while out on long runs. Cooked in the same way as rice with a couple of pinches of salt.

The herb
Maca- Legend has it Maca has the capacity to increase energy, stamina and sexual function. The Maca plant originates from Peru and has been part of their culture for some 2,000 years. This powerful root helps stimulate the endocrine system, which regulates hormones in the body. Maca is also full of calcium, iron and magnesium as well as plenty of vitamin C. In its powder form it can easily be stirred into smoothies, shakes and juices. I haven’t met a Maca user who doesn’t swear by it, well worth getting your hands on.

I have been making all of these a part of how I live not just how I train for the past 2 years. Looking after your diet can be just as important as making sure you’re out there doing the hard work in training. These superfoods (and supergrains) can really help you take your running to the next level.


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Preparing for a Fight: the diet and fitness secrets of a boxer


words and interview by Harriet Chubb

Boxing is a sport that has been evolving since we graced the earth with our human presence, the simple act in which two people engage in a contest using only their fists is surely one of the most primitive and primal actions that has been in our culture for thousands of years. It is thought that the first time it was recognised as a sport was in Ancient Greece in approximately 688 BC when the Greeks accepted it into the Olympics, since then it’s popularity has been phenomenal all over the world and the sport has evolved into a timeless game, filled with energy and excitement, but above all the contestants need for an incredibly honed physical stature and exceptional level of technique. The sheer mental and physical preparation for a fight is a painstaking task, requiring a certain level of discipline like no other sport. But is this rigorous training and restricted diet healthy for your body? Hip and Healthy investigates the world of semi – professional boxing with a little bit of help from Erkan Ibrahim, the recently crowned WSO British Super Middle-weight Champion…

How long have you been boxing for?
For two and a half years.

What made you want to take up the sport?
My best friend and subsequently my trainer, Greg Stallard – ex ABA Boxer. We built the boxing gym in his back garden and it all started from there!

Were you an active person before you started?
Not massively, no. I used to play football at a high level, but after an injury to my knees it meant that I couldn’t continue, so I turned to boxing.

What does your training consist of?
It is a complete lifestyle change – a strict training regime and restricted diet.

How do you prepare physically for a fight? Give us a week by week breakdown…
It is generally a five week process. It starts with two weeks of high level conditioning, consisting of all fitness exercises, no sparring, very similar to pre-season football. After week two we move onto pad work, foot work, explosive stuff and building on technique. This is all including a restricted diet and of course no drinking or smoking. The end part of the process focuses (weeks four to five) on game plans, which consists of the same exercises but with a subject or context. For example, if I know that I am fighting someone much taller with long arms, then I will work on my inside technique. If I don’t know who I am fighting, I practice my strengths to make sure I am fully prepared.

How about the last few days/hours before? Give us a breakdown….
A few hours before the match is the all important weigh in. I have to hit exactly 12 stone to make my weight category; I am normally pretty good but if I think I am not going to make it, there are things you can do, for example skipping in a sauna. I also don’t eat or drink anything before the weigh in to make sure I am bang on target. Afterwards, I will eat a light meal, for example a chicken salad baguette, which is great as it includes both carbohydrates and protein. 20 minutes before the fight I will eat something sugary, a handful of sweets or a banana and have a V-max Pro drink – this dilates your capillaries and blood vessels so that blood can be transported faster around the body – increasing your maximum performance.

Do you think that this strict diet and regime takes its toll on your body? Is it Healthy?
Yes – I do think it is a healthy way of life, purely because as a normal human being I have a tendency to be lazy and would carry a lot more weight without this training. Since I started boxing, my weight has stabilised and I have far more energy in my daily life from all the exercise and the healthy food I have to eat. Boxing is about changing your lifestyle, and for me it has changed my lifestyle for the better.

How do you prepare mentally for a fight?
I try my best not to think about it until about two hours before, when I start to feel anxious and begin welcoming the adrenaline that I’m going to need. When it gets to this point I try my hardest to zone out and listen to my ipod lying down – trying to conserve the energy I’ve accumulated.

How does it feel to win?
It is the best feeling, no drug could possibly compare to it. To be declared the winner in a fight with someone who is exactly your weight and size certainly puts you on a high that’s hard to come down from! To be British Champion is something I never thought would happen.

What do you miss most when you are training for a fight?
Other than food, it would be choice. The choice to not go to training and have a night off or the choice to be able to go out with my friends and have a drink – that is all taken away from me, I have no choice when it comes to training.

Your body comes under immense physical pressure during in a fight – how do you care for yourself afterwards?
I don’t do anything special; I listen to the doctor, replenish my carbohydrates and protein and replace the fluids I have lost. Then I celebrate!

There is a certain stereotype associated with boxing, which was unfortunately not helped recently when David Haye and Dereck Chisora came to blows at a press conference, what do you think of these stereotypes and how do you avoid being tarred with this brush?
If you step back and take a look at what boxing is, it is two men potentially risking their lives with potential brain damage and other serious medical complications – all for entertainment; it is a blood sport and always has been so there will constantly be this sort of stereotype associated with the industry. It is the nature of the beast. But this does not mean that boxers themselves should not behave properly or are above anyone else – including their opponent. Personally I am a traditionalist, I believe in listening to and respecting the referee, shaking hands after a match and being a gentleman outside the ring at all times. This is what nearly all people associated with the sport believe in too. The incident with Chisora and Haye has set a disgraceful example to the industry and to the public, but this was a one off occurrence.

Do you think anyone can learn to box?
Yes, anyone can learn to box, but not everyone can learn to win.

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Hip and Healthy Loves…

In this image:

Seafolly; for some of the world’s sexiest bikinis

Nike trainers; always effortlessly cool

Pai Rosehip Oil; a Hip and Healthy fave

Baies Diptyque Candle; come rain or shine this always makes us smile

Spirit Junkie; a fantastic read and this year’s essential holiday reading

Zico: 100% coconut water that contains more potassium than a banana

A Day in the life of Emily Evans

My alarm chimes at 6am. I automatically hit snooze… twice… and then drag myself out of bed and straight into a bath. It’s important that I get ready before the rest of the house wakes up otherwise all order is lost and things tend to go wrong. I cannot function without tea in the morning so as soon as i’m dressed I go downstairs and make tea for myself and husband Matthew, and get the milk and breakfast ready for my three girls.

The children wake up at seven am and they all clamber into my bed for their breakfast. Then the nanny arrives and gets my youngest, Pearl, ready for her playgroup whilst I attend to the school run. First stop is my eldest, Starr’s school. She has different activities most mornings so has to be in around 7.45 – 8am. She has developed my dreadful paranoia of being late! I then take my second daughter, Dolly to nursery.

Next stop is Harrods’ fourth floor, where I have a concession. I go in before the store opens most mornings, check that everything looks perfect and steam and hang any new deliveries. We get new stock all the time as our customers always want something new and interesting. After I have checked that everything is in order, I have a quick catch up with my staff and then grab a coffee from Starbucks before heading to my office, which is attached to my Sloane Street store.

I discuss what needs to be done that day with my assistant, Sarah, who I work very closely with. A lot of my time is spent coordinating with suppliers and factories, and dealing with our own wholesale accounts who stock 9 London’s clothing and body products. I often oversee new deliveries that have come into the shop that day and maybe have a meeting with a supplier or go over any PR and marketing.

Then it is time for a quick lunch, often soup and a sandwich, before heading back to Harrods for some further discussions regarding plans for the brand and new developments with body products. Most recently I have launched our own brand of stretch mark cream. I really wanted to produce a range of products for pregnant women that not only looked and smelled great but most importantly, actually worked! The baby range comes out this summer which will include a nappy cream, top to toe baby wash and a massage oil.

At 3pm I go back to the shop to see how things are going. I also love to serve and chat with our customers and I may have a quick meeting with a stylist who is choosing clothes for a shoot.

I manage to collect my eldest daughter from school twice a week. She does Suzuki violin, so I drive her over to her teacher in Notting Hill for her lessons. We often go out for a quick bite to eat on the way home as she can feel a bit neglected sometimes having two baby sisters.

I try to be home by 6pm. Starr normally has homework to do so I make sure that is all done and try to spend some time with the two younger ones before bed. I then get everything ready for the next day so there is no panic in the morning.

Matthew comes home at 9pm from work and cooks dinner. I don’t like eating so late but there really isn’t time before that. I then catch up on any emails and prepare myself for the next day. I make it my aim to try to get to bed before midnight before it all starts again!


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Showing Almonds some Love

Try supplementing your diet with Almonds this month. Not only are these little nuts highest in protein, Vitamin E and calcium when compared with their nutty brothers and sisters, but Almonds have also been proven to help those suffering with Type 2 Diabetes. They are also rich with Vitamin E and are known for their skin healing properties making them the perfect summer snack. Buy a small bag from Waitrose and carry them around with you or leave them in your desk draw to stop you from nibbling on naughty things like chocolate!