Caroline Oldham

Caroline Oldham

Hope you are all enjoyed the crazy hot weather last week! I have been enjoying some amazing walks in Brighton along the coast before it disappears. So this week I have re done my food intolerance test. It is called the York Test and they have over 30 years of excellence in laboratory diagnostic testing. It is a great way to test whether you might have any intolerances, they analysis IgG antibody reactions to 158 foods and drinks, so it is a great way to see if you are reacting to certain types of foods. I did the Food & Drink Scan test which is £299 however they will refund you £284 if no reactions are identified. My lactose intolerance seems to have subsided but I thought I better check whether it actually has rather than guessing. I also feel like sometimes I get severe acid reflux to certain foods but can't seem to work out which ones. For more information, visit their website and check out the full details, if you aren't sure which test to take you can call them and speak to an expert. http://www.yorktest.com

One of my favourite breakfasts is smoothies, we are all different but I find my body finds it difficult to digest to much solid food in the morning, it can make me feel a little sick or if it doesn't it tends to make me incredibly hungry in comparison to my usual appetite. People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and maybe they are right but I tend to listen to my body rather than take what people say word for word. I was experimenting the other day and I found this smoothie works really well, its vegan, gluten free but has granola in it so holds more substance than mot smoothies: https://www.biteappy.com/blog/blog/vegan-granola-smoothie/

Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber and one cup contains only 54 calories. They are filled with biotin which helps build strong hair and nails which is a good health benefit for all of us. . They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging. Granola is an extremely popular breakfast and snack food with a wealth of health benefits, including its ability to lower cholesterol and regulate digestion. Granola's oats deliver impressive numbers in fiber and iron, while nuts and seeds add heart-healthy unsaturated fats and some protein. Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. They have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Restaurant Hangout out the Week

One of my favourite hangouts in Brighton is V&H Holland Café on Holland Road in Hove, it is always busy due to the amazing food they serve there, they have options for multiple diets such as vegan, veggie, dairy free and gluten free, this is anything from sandwiches to cakes. They have an amazing veggie breakfast muffin which you can have on a gluten free muffin toasted, this is one of my favourites. The smoothies are amazing but I highly recommend trying their matcha green tea latte with coconut milk, super healthy and tasty and a great way to start your day!


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