Life, Living & Linwoods

Catch up with the latest news and lifestyle tips from the Linwoods team

10 energy boosting foods to get you through the day:

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One way to improve concentration levels and reduce tiredness is by providing your body with the right sources of energy.  This means eating foods that can provide an energy boost to your body, helping you last longer throughout the day.  Depending on your daily routine, some individuals will need to provide their bodies with more energy than others.  Below we look at 10 foods that will really help provide a boost of energy to your body in 2014.

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Ground flaxseed vs whole flax seed - which is best for you?

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We often talk about the great benefits of having flaxseed in your diet but did you know that it is also an extremely versatile ingredient and can be consumed in three ways - ground (or milled), whole or as an oil.  This often results in the following question - what is the best way to eat flaxseed?  Well, when it comes to eating flaxseed, most people will opt for a milled or whole form of the seed, as the oil (also known as linseed oil) is best used in cooking in place of oils like sunflower and olive oil.  So with this in mind, we thought we would take a look at the differences in ground flaxseed and whole flax seed.

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5 ways to improve your digestive system:

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For many of us, feeling good on the inside can often help us feel better on the outside.  The most important thing to helping you feel good on the inside is the food and drink that you are actually putting into your body. 

Different foods can have a different impact on how we feel throughout the day, with things like high sugar foods providing an instant energy boost but high protein and high carbohydrate based foods, providing you with a more sustained source of energy throughout the day.  

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12 Ways to enjoy Linwoods seeds throughout the day:

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We often get asked by our great customers, what is the best way to eat Linwoods seeds?  With so many ways to consume our products, it's hard to give one definitive answer; so we thought we'd give you 12.  In our latest blog post we take a look at how our range of super seeds can help you at breakfast, lunch and dinner as we look at 12 ways to enjoy Linwoods throughout the day.

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Why protein is good for you when exercising:

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Many of us do not get enough physical activity on a weekly basis.  Whether it’s due to the darker nights and colder weather, your job or looking after the kids, it’s often easier to find excuses not to train than it is to find reasons to get started.  Adults are advised to get 150 minutes of physical exercise each week.  One of the easiest ways to try and ensure you get this is by splitting your 150 minutes into five 30 minute sessions.  It’s also important to ensure you are eating the right foods while exercising as your body needs to be able to perform and recover during any exercise session.
 

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Why dietary fiber is so important for your diet

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You’ve probably heard many people say that it’s important to have fiber in your diet.  Have you ever wondered why?
While it’s good to know that we need fiber, many of us don’t understand where fiber comes from and just why it is so important.  In this latest blog article we are going to look at why fiber is such an important part of a balanced diet and where it comes from.
 

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The benefits of flaxseed for children

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The popularity of the humble flaxseed continues to rise with parents, nutritionists and health experts all recognising the great power of this little seed.  Indeed, popular male health and fitness magazine Men’s Health, recently named flaxseed as a food with superpowers that we should all try to eat.  With its great protein power and high sources of fibre, it’s easy to see why flaxseeds are becoming increasingly popular with adults looking to keep healthy.
 

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