Author: Olivia Birks

Smoothie 101- Become a Smoothie Pro with these 5 Simple Hacks

Making smoothies isn’t exactly hard, but what would you say if we said that we found some super easy hacks that will make your life a lot easier, your smoothies a lot tastier and the process a lot quicker? That’s right folks; we came up with 5 smoothie hacks that will make you a smoothie making pro. 1. Prepare smoothie packs Find a freezer bag, which we all have lying around the kitchen, and prepare as much as you can fit in your freezer. Cut all your fruits, separate your greens and grains, chuck it in a bag and...

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Smoothie 101- Healthy Smoothie Recipes

We selected our favourite smoothie recipes and wanted to share them with you. They are all extremely healthy nevertheless incredibly tasty! Give them a try and let us know what you think and feel free to share your favourite recipes too, we love to try new things here at LloydsPharmacy. Green Smoothie – The energy boost one ¾ cups of any milk of your choice, but we would suggest almond milk 2 large bananas, peeled and sliced 2 cups of pineapple chunks 2 cups of kale Blend all the ingredients together for about three minutes or until the smoothie...

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Festive Eatings! Our guide to digestion

At this time of year we are all guilty of over-indulging in a selection of different sweets and savouries and sometimes our bodies don’t agree with the richness of these treats! Here are ways to avoid or overcome your digestive issues this festive season: How is indigestion caused? Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen, known as dyspepsia or burning pain behind the breastbone, known as heartburn. Stomach acid irritates the lining of the digestive system, the food pipe and the top part of your bowel causing inflammation. When the acid escapes into the food pipe...

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The best way to take your medicine

…and unfortunately it’s not with a spoonful of sugar. Studies have shown that half of us may not be taking our prescribed medicines in the best way to get the most out of them and we could actually be putting our own health at risk without even realising it. Talking to a pharmacist in your local LloydsPharmacy can answer all the questions, big or small, you may have and they may be able to assist you in managing your medications better. If you’re not sure the best way to take your meds, you need help remembering to take them, you’d...

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How can dieting affect your general health?

LloydsPharmacy helped The Sun newspaper with an experiment looking at how different diets can affect your health and worked with two sets of twins to test their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. According to The Sun one in four Brits watches their weight most of the time. This is encouraging as maintaining a healthy weight is very important to our general health, however dieting can have its pitfalls and it’s important to choose a diet that will help you reach a healthy weight without causing long term physical or psychological effects. The twins each trialled a low and high carb diet and were checked before and after the three-week diets for weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, with some interesting results – pick up your copy of today’s Sun (Tue 4 Nov) to find out how the twins got on. Did you know? You can speak to your pharmacist for healthy lifestyle advice and monitor your general health through our range of FREE health checks – including blood pressure testing, Type 2 diabetes risk assessment, asthma control test, skin health analysis and pain control test. We also offer a Full cardiovascular risk including a cholesterol test for just £15. To find your nearest LloydsPharmacy click...

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