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Find out about what we've been up to, useful tips and info on how eating quinoa as part of a healthy diet helps prevent diabetes.

Find out about what we've been up to, useful tips and info on how eating quinoa as part of a healthy diet helps prevent diabetes.

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World Vegan Month: How did you fare?

World Vegan Month: How did you fare?

Is eating vegan the only way to eat ethically? World Vegan Month has just come to an end: how did you fare? Did you manage to stick to the month-long Vegan pledge? I didn’t quite manage it.  I’m not the only one, over ¾ of people who attempt a vegan diet don’t manage to stick to it. This is not surprising: going Vegan instantly, full time, is a big commitment that few find sustainable. That said, it’s estimated that today, over half a million people in the world are vegan, and it’s a growing trend championed by celebrities like Lucy...

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The Protein Myth: How much do we really need?

The Protein Myth: How much do we really need?

We live in a world where every weeks will throw up a hot new health trend, or fad, depending on your perspective. Some are more short-lived than others, like detox teas or raspberry kerotene tablets. While some are enduring. The protein craze is one of these more sustainable ‘crazes’, if there is such a thing. Almost everyone these days wants to incorporate more protein in their diets; in fact, a recent study conducted by the NPD group, suggests that 78% of people want to increase their protein intake. But is it really necessary? Our current obsession with protein can be traced back...

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The Truth about Sugar

The Truth about Sugar

According to scientific studies, we eat too much sugar. It’s bad for you, we know that. Yet somehow we’re all still eating too much of the stuff. Sugar is common in our everyday lives, ubiquitous and often hidden. From sugar-laden breakfast cereals and cooking sauces to yoghurts and apparently healthy snacks, almost everything has a hidden sugar content. This is worrying because excess sugar is linked to many diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. The current abundance of sugar in our everyday diets has managed to creep up to this level because it’s been on the increase for years;...

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Your Guide to Ethical Shopping

Your Guide to Ethical Shopping

According to the Guardian, there’s a growing trend in the UK consumer market to purchase more ethical and ecological products. This is heartening news to us at Quinola, as ethics is part of our DNA and ecology at the heart of our organic philosophy. The Nielson study quoted by the Guardian showed that over a quarter of British shoppers said they would choose a Fairtrade or Green product over a standard one, even if it cost them more money. That said, another study, carried out in Australia made the differentiation between intentions and plans, and then reality, when it comes...

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