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Healthy tips for January

Healthy tips for January

As you guys will know, here at Redemption towers we are definitely not holier than thou. We need Redemption more than anyone else – why do you think we invented it?!

Admittedly we are somewhat regretting the decision to close operations for 10 days over yule since we are now feeling rather bilious and can’t get into our jeans. We need to get back on the Redemption wagon – fast! There are a few nice national schemes to help support us such as veganuary, dry janaury, dryathlon etc. But here’s our 3 top go-to detox and healthy ingredients and tips to get you back on top form and hitting those resolutions toute suite. Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself.

1. Beetroot

What it does:

Beetroot has been the focus of a great deal of clinical research in recent years – it’s very high in natural nitrates which the body converts into nitric oxide that regulates blood pressure. Liver health studies show betacyanin has a benefit on liver function helping to increase the detoxification enzymes that remove alcohol from the liver. And many of us need that after Christmas. Who can argue with this, it’s like PROPER SCIENCE?!

As seen in: our smoothie heart beats: we shake together cold pressed beetroot juice, coconut water, orange, lime and ginger juice. Delicious!

2. Chia

What it does: chia is the Mayan word for Strength – these tiny seeds are powerhouses of nutritious energy, extremely filling and low in calories. They are also remarkably high in Omega 3 as well as soluble fibre and easily digestible protein, filling you up and keeping you energized for longer. Chia is as close to a perfect food as you can get.

As seen in: our best-selling instagram-favourite buckwheat & chia pancakes served with coconut yoghurt and seasonal fruit; and in our protein-rich superhero shake designed for post-workouts – a blend of bananas, blueberries, almond milk, chia, cacao and hemp.

3. Coconut

What it does: Coconut contains lauric acid, which has strong antiviral properties and can block the way viruses enter our cells and multiply. It has the ability to kill a wide range of harmful pathogens making it an effective way to help treat or prevent infections and viruses.

As seen in: erm, our entire menu! It’s our no.1 source of ingredients. We use coconut water, milk, yoghurt, oil and sugar. Does this justify moving head office to Thailand, we wonder?

Check out our daytime menu here and our evening menu here.

Coconut love

Coconut love

Okay. We admit it. We are officially obsessed with coconuts here at Redemption. But you can hardly blame us when they can do so many magical things, including:

Coconut water –  benefits include aiding weight loss, curing hangovers and reducing blood pressure.

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Coconut milk – lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance. Multitalented too.

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Coconut yoghurt – a healthy alternative that’s made with coconut milk. In addition to being dairy free, coconut yogurt also supplies several key vitamins and minerals and can have live and active cultures just like milk-based yogurts.

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Coconut cream – high in calories and saturated fat, so it’s best to eat it in moderation, but it does have some notable benefits.

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Coconut flour – This has really grown in popularity recently, and being a lower-carb, high-fiber and gluten-free alternative to wheat flour, it’s easy to understand why.

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Coconut sugar – the boiled and dehydrated sap of the coconut palm – low in the glycemic index and full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

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Coconut vinegar – has all the same benefits of apple cider vinegar, but with fewer calories… and a much more tolerable taste and smell

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Just actual Coconut…. highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.

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Safe to say we won’t be taking this little guy off our stocklist for a long while yet! What a superhero!