The best summer days end with ice cream. But all that gelato doesn’t sit well with everybody, especially if you have gut problems or lactose sensitivity. Luckily, there are plenty of recipes that contain less refined sugar, heavy cream and artificial food colouring. From the original ‘nice cream’ to dairy-free options with natural sweeteners, there’s a healthier version of this frozen treat for everyone.
Have a look at the nicest ice cream for the next hot summer’s day.
There’s a dizzying amount of health information out there. Doctors, therapists, nutritionists and fitness gurus tell you to follow a Paleo, vegan or a Mediterranean diet, to meditate daily, do cardio or rather strength training. All that conflicting advice can be pretty confusing. But what does it actually mean to be healthy? And who’s the ultimate authority on your health? Does a doctor know what health is simply because they are a doctor?
Raise your hand if you’ve been looking forward to lounging on the beach, eating gelato and getting lost in a good book? Make the most of the season with these 16 inspiring ideas for a happy and healthy summer!
Whether you’re a business babe, busy mom or worn-out spoonie, most of us would love a little more time to de-stress and pamper ourselves. But what if you don’t have the time, money or energy to visit a wellness resort? You’re in luck, because with a few home spa hacks, you can recreate the essential elements of an indulging spa day in your own bathroom.
A day at the spa offers an escape from our hectic lives. With a little preparation, you could reproduce those tranquil surroundings, rest up and treat yourself in ways that match your budget and fitness level. All you need is some me-time and a few natural ingredients to whip up your own facials, hair masks and soothing baths. And of course, sipping a calming cup of tea or refreshing veggie juice only adds to the experience.
From DIY beauty treatments and infused baths to next-level relaxation, have a look at these 10 home spa hacks from contributor Sarah Smith to really recharge yourself.
They’re fresh, aromatic and abundant in disease-fighting nutrients – and yet most of us only use herbs to sprinkle over dishes. Time to get generous! Star fresh herbs in salads, make your own pesto and spread, add oregano and thyme to roasted veg or try one of these health-boosting herb recipes to enhance flavour and your wellbeing.