April 23, 2014
by Mirka
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Sign Organix #NoJunkChallenge & Win 1 of 2 ORGANIX Packs Worth £30 each!

NJC - LogoI have mentioned Organix on this blog so many times in the past 5 years, and it is my pleasure to say that it is a brand I am always happy to draw your attention to over again and again. Next week Organix is launching the No Junk Campaign. As the name suggests, it’s all about healthy food – and healthy children.

It’s a week of finding out what’s in our food and tucking into simple meals made with real ingredients. There will be loads of contests, prizes, and ways to share your kitchen adventures.

What it’s really about, though, is starting a food revolution. Organix is calling for the government and the food industry to do their part. That means tough controls on salt, fat, sugar and artificial additives in what our little ones eat.

I’m right behind the campaign and will be blogging more about it next week – that’s why I’ve already signed the online pledge:

“I pledge to eat and feed my family only real ingredients I can recognise or spell.”

Join in and sign the pledge too: www.organix.com/nojunk


Top Issues in Food for Children

1. Rising levels of obesity – more than 20% of children (1 in 5 children) are entering reception year at school considered officially overweight or obese. Additionally, recent surveys found that only 20% of children eat vegetables on a daily basis
2. Food high in salt, salt and sugar – nearly half of top food brands in the UK are high fat, salt or sugar products.
3. Foods targeted at children – foods targeted at toddlers and children are typically higher in salt, fat and sugar – e.g. cereals, bread and snacks.
4. Use of colourings and flavourings – Most convenience [processed] foods and drinks contain artificial flavouring or colouring, while there is currently no requirement to reveal their exact quantity in food . These additives are used as a cheap alternative to real ingredients and to mask the taste impairment of removing salt, fat and sugar
5. Food industry and self-regulation – the food industry is currently self-regulated in terms of targeting health, obesity and wellbeing, with no-one with a long term commitment taking responsibility for what is in the public’s [and thus children’s] food.

Call to action for parents
• Watch the video and sign the pledge – www.organix.com/nojunk
• Pay attention to ingredients in food
• Say yes to healthy and natural delicious food
• Join the conversation #nojunk

Twitter: @organixbrands
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/organixfood#‎
Instagram: @OrganixFood
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/organixfood/



How to enter?

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I have teamed up with Organix who are giving away 2 ORGANIX packs worth £30 each ( each containing an adult apron, child apron, bag and selection of Organix goodies) to two lucky All Baby Advice readers!

If you would like to enter, please do via the Rafflecopter widget below.

Good luck!

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April 22, 2014
by Mirka

Win an iPad mini with Bimuno

Have you ever suffered with IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)? I have been quite lucky and except being constipated during both pregnancies, I have never experienced anything like it, but from reading some stories it sounds like problems nobody would like to experience. On the other hand, who does not suffer with some stomach-aches from time to time?

As you might know, I have been training for my second marathon, this time I will be running the Prague Marathon on 11 may, so just a few weeks left. It’s not just about keeping fit, go for a run, but I also have to be watching my diet more closely, and have been very happy to be sent some samples of Ummunaid to review by Bimuno and let you know what I thought about it. Bimuno produce a unique, second-generation prebiotic that helps sustain the good bacteria in your gut. One of their products, IBAID, is specifically designed to support people suffering from digestive health concerns and those with symptoms such as bloating or digestive discomfort.

First of all, I love the idea you can choose between pastilles or powder you can add to your food or even drinks, and make it easy part of your daily routines. If you watch the video above, which I highly recommend, you will see what Bimuno is all about. It’s all about feeding the good bacteria in your guts, and helping to get rid off the bad bacteria which cause stomach problems. I have been taking the pastilles for over a week, and can say I feel good, and have not had any stomach problems. This product is great as it can be given to children over 6 years, does not contain artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and is gluten free.

By the way, Bimuno are currently running a competition to win an iPad mini , so why don’t you enter?

Keep your immune system fit & healthy!

April 22, 2014
by Mirka
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#FitnessTuesday: How to Stick to Your Fitness Routines During Holidays?


You might have realised there was no Fitness Tuesday last week due to my family holidays in sunny Portugal. We had such a lovely time, and I was a bit worried I will be too much in the holiday mood and will slip away from my #marathon #training. Luckily there was a well equipped gym at the resort we stayed at, and I went running twice.

From my own experience I know how easily is not to do any exercise during holidays, especially when you could spend the time on a sun bed, getting tanned, drinking cocktails and relaxing. I think this time it was much easier for me to stay focused as I know I have only a 3 weeks before running the marathon. I hate running indoors, but this time it was the best option as the gym was air-conditioned, and cannot imagine running 10km outside.

Despite it was just the middle of April, we were very lucky and had very pleasant temperatures of 25 and more. Anyway, I think if you continue your fitness routines on the same days as you are used to, it is much easier. You don’t have to break any world records, but just for doing it, for making the effort you should praise yourself. I was very happy I managed to go at least twice, and will make sure that from now on every holiday will also mean I make the effort and visit the gym, or go for a run outside.

By the way, can there be anything nicer than running along a beautiful beach? Daddy went twice, and I was jealous as I did not have my running bra, and trust me, there was no way I was running along in my bikini…

How about you, any sports challenges planned for this year? You don’t need to run a marathon or swim 5km to take part in “Fitness Tuesday”. The whole point of this linky is to encourage each other while attempting some fitness goals.

And how did you do last week?

Don’t forget to come back every Tuesday and add a link to your post using the widget at the end of this post on how it went, leave a comment here and please visit as many of the others’ posts as you can & comment on them too. We are here to help each other. Can’t wait to see all your comments & posts.

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