Real Foods Blog

Gut Bacteria and Gut Dysbiosis

The bacteria in our gut can have a profound affect on our general health and sense of well being. Have a read on our brief post about gut bacteria and gut dysbiosis.

Published: September 5, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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Get hooked on the new Loma Linda vegan, plant-based Tuno

Discover the latest convenience in sustainable foods! Tuno, the first plant-based tuna alternative by Loma Linda, has been creating waves with the Real Foods team this month.

Published: August 19, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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Coco Fina competition (also an in-store tasting)

To extend the celebrations of our in-store CocoFina Edinburgh tasting today (19/8) from 2pm-6pm at both of our Edinburgh stores, we are giving away this fab Cocofina bundle (entry closes 12pm 25/08/19). More info on the prizes and entries below.

Published: August 19, 2019
Author: SoMe
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What are the best proteins for vegans?

Everyone is talking about protein these days. Those wishing to lose weight are switching carbohydrates for protein bars, whilst gym enthusiasts are gulping down protein in the hope it will bring a bit of muscle. However, what exactly is protein and what role does it really play in our nutrition? Is it as important as the hype it is receiving? What about if you are vegetarian or vegan – how do you know you are getting sufficient protein? What are the best proteins for vegans? The team at Real Foods, Scotland’s largest online retailer and leading wholefoods and vegetarian foods purveyor, shines a light. 

Published: August 9, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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What is Oil Pulling and how does it benefit your teeth?

You might have heard your friends rave or rant about it, but what is oil pulling and how does it benefit your teeth?

The team at Real Foods, Scotland’s largest natural wholefoods and vegetarian online retailer, introduces you to this natural home remedy, which is steeped in ancient Indian tradition.

Published: August 9, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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Re-energize with Stoats Snacks this Edinburgh Festival

It’s that time of year when the capital’s streets are filled with visitors. Here from near and far to celebrate the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Maintain your energy during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with on-the-go Stoats Porridge Snacks, which are on special offer at Real Foods!The team at Real Foods, Scotland’s largest independent retailer and purveyor of vegetarian and wholefoods, tucks into flavours in the Stoats snack range that are on special offer this summer.

Published: August 2, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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Real Foods Edinburgh Festival Competition!

Are your family/ friends visiting Edinburgh for this year’s Festival? Let them know where to go for all their Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic, Fairtrade, Free-from, Ethical, Eco-friendly and Plastic-free products. As a thank you, you could #WIN £40 to spend online at: http://www.realfoods.co.uk .More info on entering below:

Published: August 2, 2019
Author: SoMe
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Enjoying The Edinburgh Festival

Love it or loathe it the Edinburgh Festival will soon be upon us along with the many thousands of visitors from all around the globe. Real Foods has been in Edinburgh for 45 of the 62 years the festival has been running and we want to share with you our ideas on enjoying the festival season.

Published: July 25, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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What are the Best Alternative Milks?

The world of milk is changing.  As more consumers opt for a healthy, cruelty and dairy-free alternative, there’s been a plethora of alternative milks hitting the UK market. How do you find the best dairy-free alternative milks for you?

Published: June 27, 2019
Author: Pip Phillips
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Plant-Based Living

For decades the Real Foods family has been advocating the benefits of plant-based living. Now there is more and more evidence that we would all be better for making our meals plant-based. Not only would we and our families be healthier, but we would be doing the planet a favour as well, helping to preserve our wonderful world for future generations.

Published: June 14, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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