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Will you take on the Veganuary challenge?

Have you been wanting to move to a plant-based diet? Perhaps you’d like to give veganism a try but don’t know where to begin? Well, January is the perfect time to dip your toe in the water as this is when the annual Veganuary campaign takes place. Each year, as part of the campaign, Veganuary encourages people to give the vegan diet a try for the 31 days of January – and perhaps beyond. Here at Real Foods we’re keen supporters of Veganuary and we have plenty of tips and handy hints to get you started if you’re planning on trying vegan. But first, let’s take a brief look at the history of veganism and where it all began.

Published: December 31, 2021
Author: Real Foods
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Celebrating 40 years of our Tollcross store

This year we celebrate 40 years of our Tollcross store. Opened 5 years after our Broughton Street store, and 7 years after our original store on Morrison Street, the Tollcross store bought wholefoods to the Meadows and beyond!

Published: April 21, 2021
Author: Sophie Robinson
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Love, Naturally. Spice up your Valentine’s day with some Natural Aphrodisiacs!

Valentine’s day is sure to be a bust for many of us. How can those who are tired of seeing their loving partners face day in and day out spice things up? The answer is natural aphrodisiacs!

Published: February 12, 2021
Author: Sophie Robinson
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A Christmas Pudding alternative for the whole family!

Christmas is the time of year when families, and dietary requirements, come together. It can be difficult to accommodate everyone’s needs, especially when it comes to the most important part of the meal (for me, anyway), pudding! These are four of my favourite vegan and gluten-free dessert and sweet snack options, which all make a wonderful Christmas pudding alternative. They can all be made ahead, which saves work on the big day, and they’re all crowd pleasers.

Published: December 8, 2020
Author: Sophie Robinson
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Pumpkin Spice Oats

Autumn is here, and pumpkin spice is back! Grab your comfiest jumper, and try these quick and easy overnight pumpkin spice oats; the perfect accompaniment to crisp morning walks on crunchy leaves.

Published: October 30, 2020
Author: Sophie Robinson
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A gut feeling. How can you improve your gut health?

Why should we care about our gut health?

As Hippocrates’ said, “all disease begins in the gut”. Despite this, ten years ago most people would never have thought that the gut had so much influence over our day to day wellbeing. Given the explosion in research surrounding this fascinating system, it’s no wonder that interest in getting a healthy gut has grown. A complex subject, you may find yourself wondering how can you improve your gut health.

Published: October 22, 2020
Author: Sophie Robinson
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The best foods to boost your immunity and wellbeing

Eat your way to good health! The team at Real Foods share their recommendations for the best foods to boost your immunity and well-being for the time ahead.

Published: June 22, 2020
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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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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