Is broccoli the healthiest vegetable in the world?

It’s not classed as a super food. It’s not packaged up fancily and sold for 20x its value in organic health food shops. It’s not trending on Instagram, or being used in face creams, or as a gin flavour (thank goodness). It’s just plain, unglamorous, cheap and cheerful broccoli. But, according to one TV doctor,…

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Frozen banana is a game-changer for healthy eaters craving ice cream

This blog needs no preamble. Just grab a banana now, peel it and put it in a bag/box in the freezer. In about 3 hours it’ll be frozen. But not the rock hard, flavourless type of frozen typical of fresh fruit. Frozen banana is creamy and softish, like ice cream. You can chop it up…

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You need to do THIS one very important thing to actually benefit from a juice cleanse

Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly have anything more to say about juice cleanses, here I am again with my most click-baity blog title ever. But please bear with me…this piece of information could TOTALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE*. *Warning: may not totally or in any way whatsoever change your life. It’s been 5 days…

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Soup, soup, tasty soup, soup…pepper and sweet potato

If you were ever a Mighty Boosh fan you’ll have the soup song in your head now like I’ve had FOREVER. You’re welcome. Cooking was never my strong point. At uni my speciality was rice, cheese and ketchup in a tortilla wrap, microwaved. I think my lowest point was when, feeling simultaneously lazy, poor and…

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It’s over! Day 5 of my juice fast – thoughts and feelings

Concerned about time moving too quickly in these strange, repetitive Covid times? Try not eating for 5 days. Without the usual anchor points of breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with a tummy constantly whining for food that never comes, seconds ooze out of the day in super slow motion. This morning, on the final day…

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Walk, work, juice cleanse day 4, and a man with a rifle

My day started strangely. I was nearly home from my morning walk, about to head across the open expanse of the South Downs golf course, when a jogger crested the hill and came running straight at me, waving her arms in a panicked fashion. I stopped in my tracks and removed my earbuds, wondering if…

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I’m not dead yet! Day 3 on my 5 day juice fast

Here I am in bed again having completed my third day without solid food. Another really boring post coming up, just to warn you. There’s only so much content you can squeeze out of juicing (ha). This morning I felt so good! Light and full of energy. According to the scales I dropped another 1kg…

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Juice cleanse day 2: I am 4 parts juice to 1 part human

I’m typing this on my phone in bed because I promised you daily updates on my Fuel Station juice fast, and daily updates you will get! Please note: unless you’re very interested in the minutae of juicing, this will be a very boring blog for you. There are other more interesting posts on this blog…

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Fuel Station juice fast day 1 – thoughts so far

This morning, 30 partially frozen vegetable and fruit juices were left in a polystyrene box at my front door by a DPS driver named Callum. …And thus, unbeknownst to Callum, my 5-day juice fast began. In yesterday’s post I wrote that I was apprehensive about trying (and writing about) the Fuel Station 5-day detox because…

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I’m kickstarting spring with a Fuel Station 5-day juice fast

I was in two minds over whether to blog about my Fuel Station 5-day juice fast because, when I rebranded as Whalebeings at the beginning of 2021, I resolved not to perpetuate unhealthy ideas about body image – for my own sanity as much as for my readers’. Juice cleanses, or fasts, or detoxes, can…

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