From gluten-free pasta to bone broth, we test the latest health products
KEEPING healthy can be an expensive business.
There are all sorts of tempting products on the market, each one promising something more amazing than the last.
But one way to improve your health without breaking the bank is to swap some everyday products for the healthier alternative.
Today Jane Atkinson looks at three of the latest products that have arrived in stores and online.
GLUTEN-FREE PEA PASTA
YOUR basic pasta is made from wheat, which some people are turning against because its gluten proteins can cause a range of adverse reactions, including allergies, coeliac disease and sensitivity.
Zenb is a great alternative. It is made from 100 per cent yellow peas, which means it is gluten-free, but also much higher in fibre, phosphorus and potassium.
It is lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein. And it tastes great.
You can tell it isn’t wheat but it is less heavy and slightly fresher tasting.
I love it so much I have ditched “normal” pasta and now the entire family enjoy eating this.
It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes at 283 calories per 85g and 12 per cent fibre.
From £3 per box. See zenb.co.uk.
FOR a yoghurt with great health benefits minus the additives, this new one from Bio&Me is a live prebiotic with 18 different culture strains.
It includes two of the world’s most studied cultures – lactobacillus rhamnosus, which has been proven to relieve symptoms of IBS, and bifidobacterium, a beneficial bacteria digest dietary fibre that helps prevent infection and produce vitamins.
Each serving contains 2g of your 12g per day of chicory inulin, which contributes to normal bowel function, and B12 to help the immune system.
And the best bit – it tastes amazing, thick and creamy, a bit like Greek yoghurt but not as bitter.
No thickeners or emulsifiers, added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
It is just made with milk and chicory root fibre.
128 calories per 150g, £1.50 for 350g, asda.com.
BEFORE I discovered Freja bone broth, I would crumble a stock pot into dishes.
This does the same thing but with extra health benefits.
Bone broth is an original superfood with many health benefits.
That’s thanks to its low calorie and fat content and high levels of protein, collagen, and amino acids, which support immunity, gut health, cognitive function, joint, hair, skin and nail health.
It is said to aid sleep, mental wellbeing as well as boost metabolism.
The broth is also good for easing menopause symptoms, autoimmune diseases and digestion.
It is great to have in food and you can just drink it. I love the beef bone broth.
From £6.42 per carton. 105 calories per 500ml. See frejafoods.com.
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