Showing posts with label Natural Living. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Natural Living. Show all posts

Friday 12 April 2019

Fruit and vegetables - how to get your portions

Photo by Dean Xavier on Unsplash

One thing we are all told to do is eat our recommended portions of fruit and vegetables every day. In the UK, this is at least 5 portions. It seems like a small number however for many people it is not easy to achieve. I know, I was one of them.

Indeed, for about 20 years of my life, from roughly the age of 5 to 25, I never ate any fruit or vegetables. Nowadays I meet or surpass the recommended number of portions and find it quite easy as well.

Friday 17 August 2018

Bramble leaf tea, nature's hidden gem

Blackberry bramble leaf. Picture from

Now everybody knows about the fruit of the bramble, the delicious blackberry, but few know that this plant provides far more than just one of your five-a-day.

To look at brambles they are long, straggly and covered in thorns with leaves that look like they'd sting you like a nettle. It can be quite hard to believe that they belong to the same family as roses. In reality these hedgerow staples are one of the hidden treasures in our countryside.