NOW EXPIRED : Free Healthy Bundles up for grabs

If you decided to make ‘eat healthy’ your New Year’s resolution, we’re giving
away the perfect bundle to help you stay on track. Here’s what’s included…

Rude Health Nutty Crunch Muesli
All nuts, no fruit. Start your day with the world’s crunchiest muesli. Toasted
flakes, granola bits and nuts, nuts, and more nuts.

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Cleanse and refresh – food and drink for a feel-good summer

When the sun is out and the mercury is up, it’s even more important that I feel good in my skin. It’s not about guilt-tripping myself, it’s about food that does me good but tastes great too. Food I actually want to eat. So here’s what I reach for.

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Coco Face Fresh Coconuts – these are raw and unpasteurised. Just crack one open, stick in a straw and drink the water, then scoop out the flesh. The flavour is naturally sweet with floral and woody notes. i.e. yum.

(Coconuts are a great source of salts and minerals, plus electrolytes that help muscle and brain function, and are good for rehydrating after exercise.)

Here’s how you open one:

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Food allergy? No problem. Your 7 free-from top tips.

As the Ocado ‘free from’ buyer, it’s my job to focus on the specific issues you might have planning meals around allergies or intolerances. Why should they get in the way of eating well? So, with Allergy Awareness Week upon us, I’ve put together my seven top tips for having your cake (or milk, syrup etc) and eating it too.

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1. Perkier Porridge Pots

These tasty little pots are brand new to us. They’re gluten-free and great for busy bees on the go.

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Getting to the root of Root Camp

Intrigued about what teenagers can learn from Root Camp? We caught up with Root Camp’s founder, Cassia Kidron, to chat about her motivations, memories and more.

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I was approached by Mossad to be a spy. Most people think I declined…

Q Where did the name ‘Root Camp’ come from?

A My son came up with the idea. There’s the obvious vegetable association, but also the idea of taking root in life, which is so potent for this age group (15 to 21 year-olds).

Also, the rhyme with ‘boot camp’ seemed to fit – muddy teenagers coming back from a rigorous morning in the field, the exertion and camaraderie.

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Guest post: The Dr Perricone 3-Day Diet

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I’ve dedicated years of research to studying the effect of inflammation on skin. Did you know that sugar is a major contributing factor to inflammation, and that this in turn has an ageing effect?

My 3-Day Diet is designed to provide your body with anti-inflammatory foods, with the result that, in this short time, you should notice visible improvements in your skin.

In three days, the diet will help aid the elimination of puffiness and blemishes, and even begin to firm and tone.

Here’s how you do it:

At each meal your plate should have three components: a high quality lean protein, a complex carbohydrate, and a healthy fat.

Always eat several bites of your protein first. This will help you feel full faster.

Drink plenty of water in between meals.

Choose wild salmon over farmed, as farmed salmon has different nutrients and tends to be higher in fat.

Drink green tea rather than coffee. If you’re worried about caffeine withdrawal, I suggest black or yerba mate tea.

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The key foods in the diet are:

Wild Alaskan Salmon, which must be eaten twice a day for the ideal effects of the DMAE (an antioxident), astaxanthin (an anti-inflammatory) and the essential fatty acids to take effect.

Canteloupe melon – this is very hydrating and full of antioxidants.

Cooked oatmeal – a great source of fibre and low GI carbohydrates.

Nuts and olives – both sources of fatty acids and folic acid.

Working together, these will increase radiance, glow and firmness in your skin.

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Long-term, I recommend a three-tiered approach, consisting of: my anti-inflammatory diet, targeted nutritional supplements, and my highly efficacious topical treatments.

You will look and feel your very best, with supple skin, increased brain-power and abundant energy.

So, time to get started!

Add all the ingredients for my 3-Day Diet to your Ocado trolley now >

Find out more about the diet at my website >

Oh, and feel free to tweet me any questions @perriconemd using the hashtag #3daydiet

Dr Perricone M.D.