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The Humble Bumble -Part 1

The sight of bees buzzing around the table makes even the bravest among us run away. They are so tiny & it does hurt when they sting, but did you know that bees carry the weight of the world on their backs? We should all be grateful to bees since without them, we would have died long ago. In this series let’s look at how mankind benefits from the busy bee. Bees and the Economy Through insect pollination, honeybees contribute significantly to the annual income of countries all over the world. Many flowering food crops, such as apples, pears, field beans, runner and dwarf beans, broad beans, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and others, rely on honeybees for pollination. Even if...

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Refreshing Relief - Berry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ovulation happens in the third phase of your cycle. The eggs are released from the ovaries and travel down the fallopian tubes to the uterus during ovulation. If you don't get pregnant, the eggs will disintegrate in the next 6 to 24 hours. Antioxidants are important to keep the cells in your body, including your eggs, healthy during this phase of your cycle. Antioxidants and other key vitamins abound in berries like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, as well as fruits like pomegranate. Flax seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for controlling ovulation and alleviating cramps and breast soreness that can occur during this, and the luteal phase. Blend up this sweet and delicious Berry Pomegranate...

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Covered In The Kitchen - Beeswax Wraps

Wondering how to best utilize your beeswax wraps? Femino’s Beeswax Food Wraps are a great way to cut down on waste in the kitchen. But, replacing your plastic wrap with this eco-friendly option is just the start! Beeswax wraps are slowly becoming a major part of western households, so here are some DIYs to inspire you. It More Than Just Wraps – It Hugs & Seals Fruits come in strange shapes, and chopping them can make their form even stranger. A plastic food wrap is not only awful for the environment, but it also fails to seal and stick around sliced fruits and vegetables. Wax wraps, on the other hand, are sticky and flexible by nature, embracing the curve of...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes -The Kitchen

This is the room where many of us create the most clutter and waste. It is here that we bring food packaging into our houses and discard it once we have unwrapped whatever is inside. But what if you avoided bringing those items home in the first place, or if you replaced trash-producing disposables and single-use plastics with items that could be reused or composted? Let’s find out shall we. Single-Use Or Non-Compostable Products -The Enemy Replacing typical kitchen items with those that can be recycled endlessly or decompose when they reach the end of their lifespan will help you decrease waste both instantly and over time. The items that can likely be swapped for their ‘Zero Waste’ counterparts include:...

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Refreshing Relief - Apple Pie Smoothie

During your periods, this delicious smoothie could become your new favourite way to eat that ‘apple a day’. It has a creamy and sweet flavour, but it's naturally sweetened and gluten-free! This apple pie smoothie takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is packed with nutrients that will keep you running for hours. The Follicular Phase – Foods To Feed On The follicular phase, the second phase of your cycle, is when the eggs in your ovaries begin to form. The uterine lining begins to thicken and prepare for ovulation. At this point in your period, it's crucial to eat protein-rich meals like Greek yoghurt to help your body rebuild and grow. Protein helps you grow muscle and speed up...

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