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Putting your Health First
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Putting your Health First

When the temperature decreases so can the state of your health. When you’re a student you are constantly around other people, making it a lot easier to pick up coughs and colds and other nasty bugs. On a positive note, it is possible to take control of your health and stay one step ahead to remain healthy. Having had an autumn term battling with health issues, here are some heartfelt tips... WATER, WATER & MORE WATER Stay hydrated - your body needs water to flush out toxins and function properly.  Be aware of your alcohol, caffeine, sugar and salt intake. WRAP UP WARM Dig out that scarf, hat, mittens, coat and keep warm, especially when you’re at the SU! When you’re inside it’s easy to assume that the weather isn’t as cold as you think and not bother.  The body loses most o...
Pump-s-kin care
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Pump-s-kin care

Come October pumpkins are known for one thing and one thing only; decorating your front door for Halloween. Obviously there’s much more to them then just that. Pumpkins are beneficial not only for your health but also for your appearance. This gourd-like squash is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, which help to moisturize skin, gently dissolve dead skin cells, treat acne, and helps to tighten those pores. It is also full of vitamins A and C, which are both essential to protecting skin and keeping your skin youthful. So it’s time to ditch the toxic lotions and creams and embrace the wonders of this natural (cheap) moisturizer. Pumpkin facial mask what to do: • Roast half a pumpkin for about 30 to 45 minutes • Scoop out the mushy substance • Mix the mushy goodness with one whipped egg ...
Sweet and salty cashew butter apple nachos
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Sweet and salty cashew butter apple nachos

Forget the  stringy melted cheese, coolness of the sour cream, zingy spice of jalapeños and the crunch of toasted tortilla chips (Don’t panic- it’s just for a moment!) because we have a new take on nachos that is perfect fuel for revision breaks plus it is guilt free! This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make, involves no cooking or baking and only a little bit of microwave action so it’s perfect for exam season. If you resist eating them in one sitting place them in the fridge and they will keep for up to 4 days ready to be taken out whenever a late night library session is needed.   You’ll need: Rolled oats Green or red apples Peanut of cashew butter (we used cashew butter as its slightly sweeter) Peanuts (salted works better) Optional: Dark chocolate...
Mini Pastry Pizza : Cheese, Tomato & Ham
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Mini Pastry Pizza : Cheese, Tomato & Ham

Lifestyle Ham, Cheese and Tomato Pastry Mini Pizza After a long studious day at the library, the last thing i usually want to do is come home and spend at least an hour preparing something appropriate enough to fill myself up. This is where my new best friend, Jus Rol comes in. In under five minutes of prep time, i managed to conjure up a half decent dinner which I would probably pay around £8 for in a Prezzo-style restaurant. Ingredients (makes one pizza): -Two medium-sized washed tomatoes -Two slices of crumbed (or un-crumbed) Honey Roast ham -Two heaped tablespoons of shredded mature cheddar - feel free to go over if you like your pizzas super cheesy (or any cheese you prefer, Mozzarella is also a good option) Directions: 1. Roll out (carefully to avoid the sheet fr...
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Hakuna Frittata: Pesto Courgetti, topped with Garlic Mushrooms

Have you ever heard of Courgetti or Zucchetti? If not, then today is your lucky day! If you have, then you already know just how awesome it is. To start with, Courgetti is an incredible substitute for spaghetti that I truly believe will slowly but surely revolutionise the world of food… I kid you not! Haven’t completely sold it to you yet? Here are some more glorious facts about Courgetti: not only is it gluten free, vegan and ridiculously healthy, but is also cheap, quick, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. What more could you want? I’ve made this recipe (see below) for my carnivorous best friend and my fussy sister –who, by the way, lives entirely off carbs- and both said it was better than good ol’ spagbol! Intrigued? Well keep reading! There are many ways to be creative ...