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Keep it spicy for a healthy life!

Adding a Little Health to Your Dish The medical, nutritional and scientific communities are slowly coming to a consensus: what we eat has an incredible and far-reaching effect on our health. It seems to determine everything from our internal biome of bacteria to our current and future moods, memory, and allergies. With this in mind, nobody should be taking their diet choices lightly, and any chance you have to easily add some extra good stuff to your meals should be seized upon with two hungry hands. And what could be easier to add than spices? The Bircher Bar has been preaching the spicy gospel of late, with an incredible range of healthy spices from around the globe which can be...

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Making the Modern Coffee: Essential Equipment for 2017

Making the Modern Coffee: Essential Equipment for 2017 The art and appreciation of coffee has rarely been more celebrated and refined than it is today, and Australians are at the forefront of this renaissance. With our embrace of café culture comes the maturing of the palette, and the standards of habitual coffee drinkers are higher even when at work, at home, or on the go: we turn up our nose at dry instant and are constantly in pursuit of that boutique café taste. Fortunately, the world’s innovators, engineers, and product designers are also coffee drinkers. We are seeing a wave of new products spring up from small inventors and entrepreneurs at home and abroad which can make so-called “designer” coffee...

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How Shopping Online Can Benefit Everyone!

While the rise to prominence of e-commerce may have been seen as heralding the end of local businesses, it has turned out to have quite the opposite effect. Home delivery and web stores selling almost anything with little overheads have led to a resurgence of the little guys. Conscientious shoppers who are looking for small, artisanal brands to suit refined tastes are turning to these local specialist stores, like The Bircher Bar, to supply them. One of the best trends we’ve seen come out of the internet in years, this return to grass roots business benefits everyone: consumers, suppliers, the economy, and the environment. Here’s a few reasons why buying from small online retailers helps:   Retailers Okay, this one...

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Tips for Transitioning to a Healthier Diet

The modern world is full of advertisements for the newest pressed potato chips and sugar packed drinks. Rather than giving consumers the fuel they need to get through their day, these groceries instead make you feel awful both mentally and physically. And while many of these processed food options contain ingredients that make you crave more and more, it is possible to break out of the cycle and begin thriving on a diet of natural, wholesome foods. Here’s how you can begin to make the change… Look for natural ingredients The healthiest foods in the world are fresh fruit and vegetables, so the more of these you get into your body, the better. But for someone transitioning to a better...

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5 Steps to Eating Healthier This Year

 Everyone knows that eating healthy is important, but actually changing your habits is a challenge that many find difficult. This post offers you some tips on how to transition into a well-balanced diet gradually to ensure that you actually stick to your new, healthy eating pattern. Find Replacements for Sugar Dropping the sweets and other sugary treats is usually one of the hardest things about adopting a healthy diet. You can ‘cheat’ and trick your body into new habits by not reducing the amount of delicious foods but replacing them. Opt for bitter chocolate, fruits and nuts for desserts and soon you’ll notice that the occasional craving for a doughnut is getting less frequent. Be sure to stop adding sugar...

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