Sunday, 18 April 2010

breaking my lack of posting habit with a post about health

I've got my tutorials planned but I really felt like writing about health and food.(apologies for the way it read,its been awhile since i've written anything serious)

It's a topic that's pops up in blogs I follow alot recently and is something that interest me .
I am avidly in to researching things that interest me,always have been.
I don't talk about health because like most of my interest I don't feel Im knowledgeable enough to share,hence why im always researching.

I'll start with Food.For me I can't eat dairy,I'm not vegan it just makes me ill and gives me eczema (mm nice)
It's frustrating  having to tell people I can't eat dairy and getting a response back like I'm CHOOSING not to and that its the greatest travesty in the world,I'd rather not have eczema on my face and feel sick thank you very much.Though thats just the level of idiocy i have to deal with in my home town,that the idea that a person can't eat something must be their own doing and that they are odd people for doing so.:S
I also don't eat products(or at least try not to) that contain sweetener,i'll take sugar over artificial sweeteners. There research about its links to cancer and weight gain ,beside that I think it taste horrible.i can tell if something has artifical sweetner in it.
So im rambling.....

Anyways the purpose of this post was to rave about some food products I love and have been meaning to talk about for agessss.

So with my lack of dairy in my diet,I  can honestly say I don't really miss it except  for cheese and ice cream.
Good non diary cheese and ice cream is hard to come by in the UK(USA have some awesome looking products!!I really want some Purerly decandent ice creams!!!mint choc chip ?yes please, peanut butter zig zag?definitely yes! their not available in the UK thou TAT)

Yogurt used to be in that list of things I miss until I found Provamel.
Previously I'd tired Alpro soya and I can honestly say after many attempts to like it. I bloody hate the stuff!!!It taste AWFUL!Absolutly AWFUL(yep I hate it that much it warrants the use of caps lock!)
It then gets confusing,how can aplro soyas yogurts taste so grim while provaml who are owned by alpro taste like non diary yogurt heaven:S hmm oh well. Provamel yogurts are amazing,creamy and fruity.Perfect imo.

Just need to hunt down some good ice cream now,swedish glace do make a mean vanilla but theres not a whole lot of variety:(

Coconut water~Vita coco
Those of you who follow my twitter might have notice the influx this week of post basically saying "OMG I love this" lol
I am a convert thou,I'd previously tired the original regular coconut water before xmas and wrote it off as I didn't like it.If i remember correctly I wasn't overly fond of coconut water as a child either thou.I do however love coconut flavoured foods and the smell. Pina colada is one of my favourite cocktails along with a long island ice teaXD
So  I noticed in the march edition of  Healthy magazine(sold in Holland & barretts ) that vita coco were releasing some new flavours into the uk markets so I popped on down to my local H&B and gave the peach& mango a go and still wasn't impressed but I was determined to like it .As I'm always on the look out for a good drink to break up the dullness of  drinking water all the time.(not that there anything wrong with water:D)

So this week I tried out the acai&pomegranate  and pineapple,both of which im really liking but the pineapple is AMAZING !Definitely my fave!
So refreshing and reminds me of summer since it tastes like a pina colada without the rum or creaminess XD
Coconut water is being marketed as havingmore potassium than 2 bananas and more electrolytes then sports drinks.It also seems to be a big craze with celebrities but im not overly bothered with what they get up to.

Healthy magazine is something I really enjoy getting aswell.
It's full of  useful tips and good articles about food,supplements and fitness.For example this months feature is about energy,ways to increase,reason for lacking it etc etc.Also talks about the benefits of garlic and an article about the pros and cons of fructose.
I like it becuase it covers fitness,mind,family,wellbeing  aswell as including pages about ethics (being green etc) and some holistic health aspects too.Although I'm not 100% into alternative therapies I do believe in trying things before i write them off completely.
Woo i sounds like im being sponsored by them  hahah not. I like getting zest occasionally too:D

 With the arrival of summer,its chilled barley tea time for meXD

Love barley tea!!

Mostly I think  healthy-ness is mind set,i don't believe in fad diets and i don't believe in starving oneself.

To me being healthy is understanding what your body needs and loving the good aspects that you have and not dwelling too much on what you see as a negative.
An example for you,I'm not overly fond of my nose,nothing particulary wrong with it and as my mother says I could have her witchy nose instead:O but i still wouldn't say its my best feature.My friend from college once remarked that she wanted my nose as she thought it was cute,so you can see how something you deem to be a terrible aspect of yourself can be seen by someone else as a positive.
So  don't dwell and make the most of your favourite features instead XD

Also Thank you for all the lovely comment you gave me on the emoda lookalike dress post,you were all too kind:)


  1. a couple of years ago I tried to cut out diary for my eczema and it really helped, although I pretty much had to skip lunch since school didnt provide much non dairy and I was too lazy to make a pack lunch

    I think I might try and cut out diary from now on though :)

    really interesting and cool post btw ^^

  2. @Naka,thank you,im very glad to hear you found it interesting and cool:D,I was worried I'd babbled abit:O

    The lack of non dairy food in the uk is shocking really,out of interest I looked at Tesco's variety of sandwiches and not one was vegan(as i was cutting out meat at the time) it was rather shocking.
    Eczema sucks:( good luck with cutting diary out,tescos soya milk is a tasty alternative:D

  3. I actually love posts where people post what they eat. I'm sick of these fad diets and people following these silly rules. It's nice to see what people actually put in their mouths. Now you have me jonesing for some barley tea <3

  4. Why can't people get you are lactose intolerant? (It's lactose that you can't handle right?) When people tell me they can't drink milk I don't assume they are vegan or something haha :/

    I don't drink/eat much diary recently myself. I usually drink soy milk for breakfast.

    I also enjoyed seeing the food you eat, this was an interesting post! ^^

  5. Hi Alana,

    I am Bjorn from the Provamel team. Nice post! We are pleased you like the Provamel yofu's. Organic makes the difference! :-)

    I have posted a link to your website on our Provamel facebook-page!




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