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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.