Fiber is mainly concentrated in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Did you know that most of the fiber in fruits is found in the peel! Foods that contain dietary fiber are good for the digestive system, preventing constipation, helping with weight control and also lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Studies have also shown that fiber can lower cholesterol levels in the body. I choose to take most of my fiber in the morning( fruits and whole grain cereal with nuts and dried fruit ).
If you are looking to practice yoga and enjoy some lovely warm weather then your best bet would be Goa -India. “Lotus Yoga Reatreat” is located on Patnem beach with beach front bamboo huts that are great for watching those beautiful sunsets. The retreat runs two classes a day and has been described as an intense life changing experience.For more information, click here
When it comes to picking a vegetarian restaurant in London then there’s lots to choose from. In fact London has been named the world’s most vegetarian friendly city!
Top ten vegetarian restaurants: The Wallace Restaurant, Tibits, The Gate, Manna, 222 Veggie Vegan, Food For Thought, Bonnington Cafe, Woodlands, Mildreds and Vanilla Black which is a Michelin-recommended vegetarian establishment in Britain.
If you’re craving a really good mouth watering smoothie packed with all the nutrients you can think of then get yourself to Crussh. They have a full menu of juices, smoothies, “super- food” salads, tasty soups, sushi and healthy sandwiches. Or why not try their new cactus smoothie, Its a great detoxifier containing vitamins, A, B and C. Mexicans have been eating cactus for years due to its great health benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
CRUSSH- 47 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DY, United Kingdom
The Raw Food movement is really taking off in London and if you happen to be here on business or pleasure and you are looking for a place to get a bite to eat then there’s plenty to choose from. To help you choose here’s a list of the top raw food cafes and restaurants in London:
Saf, Dragonfly Wholefoods, Vita Organic, Inspiral Lounge, The Bonnington Cafe, Tony’s Hemp Store, Alchemy and Hornbeam cafe.
Plastic bottles contain high levels of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), this chemical leaks into the water that we are drinking and silently causes many disruptions in the bodily function. BPA can be causing hormone imbalance (estrogen), heart disease, liver problems and diabetes. Whats worse is when they ran studies on drinking cold water from plastic versus warm water, they found that the levels of BPA were in fact much higher in the warm water! This rings alarm bells when you think about your plastic water bottle left in your car on a hot sumer day or even worse feeding your baby milk out of a plastic baby bottle. Plastic water bottles are not only harmful to our bodies but to the environment so why not trade them in for BPA free reusable bottles made from stainless steel. They come in all colorful designs and patterns. Check them out!