Gift of Health

What do you buy that special someone for Christmas?

Why don’t you get them something that makes them realise how special to you they are?

We all want those we care about to live long and healthy lives, and at Grape Tree, you’ll find presents packed with goodness!

Take nuts for example; people who eat them regularly live longer.

And pumpkin seeds can help reduce cholesterol levels and fight heart disease.

Imagine making a real positive change in someone’s life? That has to be the best gift of all.

So here is a guide to finding the best natural whole foods at prices you can afford with Grape Tree.

Nuts

Walnuts contain important levels of Omega 3, vital for heart health. Brazils are the No 1 food source of selenium which is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Cashews are rich in iron and zinc. Pecans are rich in sterols. Almonds have high levels of the antioxidant Vitamin E, are packed with fibre and rich in minerals. No nut is without a health premium.

Seeds

A handful of pumpkin seeds gives you a fifth of your daily requirement for protein, over half your phosphorous, almost half of your copper and magnesium. Sesame seeds are mini mineral stores containing high levels of copper, as well as manganese, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Sunflower seeds contain the anti-oxidant Vitamin E.

Dried Fruit

A portion of three or four dried apricots, figs or dates each count as one of your five-a-day. They are all rich in fibre which can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. They are also a key source of potassium which helps control blood pressure. Apricots have Vitamins A and C as well as iron, zinc and calcium. Raisins are rich in potassium.

Wholegrains

Eating whole grains can cut the risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. All are rich in fibre and minerals. Oats have the highest fibre content as well as manganese and phosphorous. Quinoa has all nine essential amino acids. Teff is rich in calcium. Buckwheat has antioxidants and the B vitamins.