Why Eating 10-a-Day is Better [Infographic]

Sarah Toule, from the World Cancer Research Fund, said: “This interesting research shows just how incredibly important vegetables and fruit are as part of a healthy diet. In fact, they’re essential for maintaining a healthy weight, which our own evidence has shown reduces the risk of 11 common cancers.”

Scroll down to see the infographic we made, with information from the guardian, explaining why is better to double the portions of fruits and vegetables in your daily life:

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10 Vegan Halloween Recipes [Videos]

Treats can be healthy too! 🙂 While searching for easy (sometimes no-bake) and quick vegan Halloween treats to make, we found plenty of recipes.

Below we added a YouTube playlist where you can find our Top 10 tutorials. We hope you find them inspiring!

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Foods and Meals for when you travel by Plane

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Originally Published by The Kitchn

Packing a meal for the plane has become essential, but also more complicated, thanks to tighter security. What can we carry on the plane? Here are some answers — and fresh ideas (also for kids)

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Recipe: Vegetable Tortilla cups

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Can you live without processed food? (with a full week meal plan suggestion)

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By Helen Briggs for BBC News

Cakes and doughnuts are forbidden but not all processed food is a bad thing

The white stuff you sprinkle on your food is back in the headlines. Whether it’s salt or sugar, it seems many of us may be consuming too much. So how easy is it to live without processed food for a week? Helen Briggs finds out.

“Processed foods aren’t always a bad thing but this does highlight the importance of clear food labels.”
– Victoria Taylor: Senior Dietician, British Heart Foundation

Normal week

  • Breakfast: Banana
  • Lunch: Salad with tuna
  • Supper: Scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toast
  • Snacks: Apple, dates, oatcakes and cheese

No processed food week

  • Breakfast: Home made porridge
  • Lunch: Salad of rocket, beetroot, egg and cucumber
  • Supper: Salad of rocket, lentils, cucumber
  • Snacks: Two bananas, handful of nuts, grapes

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5 Food Ingredients to Avoid

Snacking healthier is easier said than done. After all, how do you know what’s actually good for you? NatureBox believes in the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of the time, we eat totally clean with lots of vegetables, fresh fruit and lean protein. Twenty percent of the time, we let ourselves indulge; maybe it’s a sweet treat for dessert or at a birthday party.

In this 80/20 lifestyle there’s lots of room for both healthy and indulgent snack options. But whether we’re avoiding anything and everything processed, or allowing ourselves to enjoy a decadent goodie, one thing is for sure: We all should avoid certain ingredients.

Here are the five food ingredients to avoid at all costs and why:
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