Real Foods Blog

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: May 19, 2020
Author: Jen Marsden
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The best plant-based nutrition for athletes and sportspeople

It’s official: plant-based nutrition is not just good for the planet but it’s also great for our health. The team at Real Foods, Scotland’s largest independent retailer, shares why so many athletes and sportspeople are turning to plant-based nutrition and adopting vegan and vegetarian diets.

Published: February 26, 2020
Author: Jen Marsden
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Veganuary Challenge! Vegan substitutes for the New Year

The team at Real Foods, Scotland’s largest independent retailer, shows you just how easy it is to ace the Veganuary challenge with our vegan substitutes.

Published: December 31, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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How to make an eco-friendly first aid kit

Can you really make an eco-friendly first aid kit? Of course. The team at Real Foods, Scotland’s largest independent retailer, is here to help you.

Published: October 31, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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Winter wellness: Natural remedies to combat colds and flu

Real Foods is on hand to help you stock your larder with tried and tested ingredients so that you can create your own natural remedies to combat colds and flu at home.

Published: October 29, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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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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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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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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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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