The Facts About Added Sugar

When talking about sugar, the bad stuff is added sugar. That is sugar that is added, often unnecessarily, to foods and drinks. You may be surprised to hear that sugar can be added to all sorts of foods like bread, pasta sauces, and peanut butter. The added sugar increases their calorie content and can contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes. What is added sugar? Added sugar is...

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Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

Easter is a time for overindulgence in chocolate. Often, we have more chocolate eggs than we know what to do with, so we’ve put together some ideas of what you can do with the treats left behind by the Easter Bunny. Easter Egg Brownie Ingredients 600g left over easter eggs or mini Kinder or Ferrero Rocher eggs (ones without sugar shells) 4 eggs 150g self-raising flour Method Preheat the oven to 160oC or gas mark 3....

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Easy Steps to Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own fruit and veg isn’t a new concept. You’ll probably remember learning about Digging for Victory during the Second World War at school or perhaps your grandparents told you about it. Growing your own veg is a sustainable way of living but it also relieves some of the pressure on your pocket. It’s a really great way to get healthier, too. If you begin growing some of your own...

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22nd March is World Water Day

World Water Day is all about what water means to people. Here at Hydratem8 water is central to everything we do. To us water is about staying hydrated and preventing illness. But that’s not all, as part of our charity work, we donate 10p from every product sold to Toilet Twinning, a charity campaign that aims to provide proper sanitation, hygiene education and clean water to the world’s poorest communities. Water...

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How to Eat Well on A Budget

The rising cost of food is a consistent feature in the news particularly since Brexit and with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are feeling the pinch in our pockets. It’s estimated that since 2007, food costs have risen by 20% and it is a trend that’s set to continue. The reason being that it’s not just the production of food that costs but also storage, transportation, and cooking, all of...

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World Kidney Day

The kidneys are a vital organ that play a key role in many aspects of human health. World Kidney Days is held on the second Thursday in March every year with the aim to raise awareness about these cool but often overlooked organs. What is World Kidney Day? World Kidney Day is a global campaign and occurs every year. It aims to highlight the importance of the kidneys in human health as...

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5 Facts About The Kidneys

With World Kidney Day taking place on Thursday 11th March, we look at the kidneys and find some interesting facts about them for you to enjoy. 1. The kidneys are bean shaped The kidneys are essential organs for human health. They have many vital roles in the body particularly removing toxins and excess water from the blood. Most people are born with two kidneys, both are bean shaped and are approximately 10-12...

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