Real Foods Blog

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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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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What is the best vegetarian diet for you?

Are you vegetarian, vegan, reducetarian, flexitarian, or planetarian? Because of all the hype around new diets that are better for the planet and our health, the team at Real Foods decided that it was time to give the lowdown, so you can determine the best vegetarian diet for you.

Published: June 14, 2019
Author: Pip Phillips
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How Do I Cook?

Looking for something new to eat and asking ‘How do I cook that?’ Here at Real Foods we have a wealth of information available to help you make some small changes to your weekly menus so that you are eating healthier foods.

Published: May 16, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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How a Good Night’s Sleep Can Improve Your Health.

Sleep. We all do it, we all want it, and we all need it. For decades, we have known how beneficial a good night’s sleep can be for us, but only recently have experts proven that sleep is probably the most important thing we can do to improve our health. So whether you struggle to sleep, can’t seem to carve out an early bedtime routine, or just want better quality sleep, the Real Foods team share their top tips for the best rest.

Published: May 15, 2019
Author: Pip Phillips
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The best home remedies for a good night’s sleep.

Developing a routine that helps you relax before bedtime and is repeated until it becomes a habit is essential. Everyone winds down differently but here are a few tried and tested home remedies for a good night’s sleep, courtesy of the Real Foods team.

Published: May 10, 2019
Author: Pip Phillips
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How to avoid fish and still get vegetarian sources of omega-3

Real Foods, Scotland’s largest independent retailer and purveyor of vegetarian and wholefoods lifts the lid on the issue of over-fishing and recommends the best vegetarian sources of omega-3.

Published: May 3, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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