February Health Fix

This year has absolutely flown by already! It seems like it was just last week that I was setting my New Years Resolutions and now I’ve nearly completely forgotten about them… I needed a massive helping hand to get them back on track if I am to meet my quarter year milestones. In classic The White Files fashion, I hit up instagram to search for health, fitness and beauty inspiration and these are the amazing brands I stumbled upon…
Long ago I started seeing Vida Glow pop up all over my instagram and I had no idea what it was – so it was the first product I opted for in my health binge! Before ordering some I started to did some research as I was completely baffled by what the product was. It is a 100% Natural Marine Collagen Supplement. Still not sure that what means? Collagen is a naturally occurring protein made in our bodies, replenishing it with products such as Vida Glow helps to increase healing in skin muscles and tissues. This translates to firmer and more hydrated skin, giving you a radiant complexion, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to strengthen your nails, and nourish your hair, increasing hair thickness, shine and length.
It is tasteless and odourless but to be honest I felt it added a slight tang when I added it to water alone – so I just added it to my morning smoothies or muesli and it went completely undetected!
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I’ve tried a range of detox teas in the past, but so far this has been the best tasting detox tea. The instructions suggest to drink it half an hour before meals, three times a day – but I found this hard! When I get hungry I go from zero to absolutely starving so I don’t have time to wait for the kettle to boil, my tea to brew and then to drink an entire tea first – but I’ve just ordered my second 14 day detox so fingers crossed that with better preparation next time round hopefully I can stick to the instructions!
The active ingredient is derived from the African Mango seed but it also has a range of other natural herbal ingredients. It claims to rejuvenate and energise your body from the inside out, improving your energy levels, detoxifying your skin, and getting your closer to your ideal weight to be your best, and to be honest – it does. Maybe its just the routine of drinking regular tea that forces you to stay more hydrated during the day but I always feel more energetic and that my skin looks better when I’m using Byron body tea! Maybe I’m imagining it but thats not a risk I’m willing to take – can’t wait to start my next 14 day detox!
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I always thought green smoothies were for only the biggest health nuts and always had a sense of awe when I saw other people drinking them. I’d tried ordering them in the past and absolutely gagged at the taste and left them shamefully untouched. That was until I stumbled across Simply Natural Nutrition Super Greens + Apple. It has a slight apple taste but it was virtually undetectable when blended in with everything else in my smoothie! It contains alkalising greens, antioxidants, immune supporting herbs and friendly pre & probiotics, as well added Aquamin to attain the highest mineral content possible… but my favourite thing about it is that it instantly turns my smoothies green and I feel like a real health goddess. With ingredients like vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and phytonutrients – you know it has to be good for your body, and if you look cool while drinking it – it’s really a no brainer… You must have it.

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When I go shopping for muesli there is always one ingredient that I don’t like in pre made muesli packets! Whether it be some peoples complete aversion to sultanas or you wanted your grains toasted not raw… I always have an excuse not to buy it! Yousli is a brand which allows you to make your own deliciously healthy muesli in just minutes and then delivers it to you. You get to choose your muesli base then you have the option to add different nuts, seeds, grains & fruit and finally save your mix & checkout. You can find my special blend saved under ‘The White Files’ which is a delicious blend of cinnamon and whole grands to which we added macadamias, Raw Cacao Nibs, Figs, GojiBerries, Coconut Flakes and Crimson Raisins. I ordered a range of pre made mixes  as well just so we can taste all the different delicious blends!
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A lot of brides go into a major health revitalisation in the lead up to the wedding and I recommend starting off lightly by adjusting a few things in your diet and lifestyle before going into full detox mode! Don’t go too drastic too fast as this will result in any progress you make going in the opposite direction as soon as you stumble. Doing it in more gradual steps will help you embrace a healthy lifestyle more rather then resent it.

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