Apologies for the lack of posts this week - I've been plagued with a horrible bout of flu, but the worst seems to be behind me now. Whenever I feel under the weather, I'm reminded of how useful health food supplements can be, so I thought I'd review two that I've been introduced to recently.
I've read numerous articles about how important it is to get your RDA of Omega-3 as these fatty acids provide an essential boost to the immune system, help to maintain a healthy heart and brain functions, and can help to keep your blood cholesterol levels normal (along with a sensible diet and plenty of exercise of course). I've never been particularly keen on eating fish though, so I prefer to take a supplement instead, but so many taste fishy which just puts me off!
Thankfully, NaturVits Omega-3 with Vitamin D3* (£14.99 for 30) don't taste fishy at all. Instead, they have somehow managed to make a fish oil supplement into a chewable gelatine format that's flavoured with lemon and orange. Genius! They are new to the UK and are currently available from Holland and Barrett, with a range dedicated to children as well.
On the other side of the health food market are herbal teas which offer a varied range of benefits depending on which one you pick up. I've always been a big fan of tea, so when I found out about a 'beauty tea', I knew I had to try it. Viridian Organic Ultimate Beautea* (£12 for 50g) is an organic blend of loose tea comprised of Marigold, Chamomile, Licorice, Rose, Cleavers and Hibiscus Flowers. Together, it results in a light, slightly sweet herbal tea with floral notes that's deliciously refreshing and comforting. This blend is great for cleansing and detoxing. I've been drinking 1-2 cups a day and find that a heaped teapsoon is more than enough for one cup.
I also love how the tea itself is so beautiful in its natural composition. You always seem to get a slightly different blend with each spoonful which is pretty cool!
Do you take any health food supplements or drink any herbal teas?