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Ultimate nourishment in a bowl, created by food writer and nutritionist Sally Bee.

Anti-Ageing Greens
Rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which can help repair skin. leaving it clearer and firmer.
TRY adding a handful of chopped spinach or watercress.

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Fat-Busting Beans
Packed with filling protein, legumes are also high in fibre that binds to fat and helps carry it out of the body.
TRY ½ tin of chickpeas, cannellini or kidney beans.

Super Healthy Vegetables
To maximise age and disease fighting antioxidants, look for vegetables with the deepest colours.
TRY 15g chopped carrot or roasted red pepper for sweetness, or diced roasted beetroot for an earthy flavour.

Top Detoxers
As well as providing a great flavour base, alliums help eliminate toxins.
TRY ½ small chopped onion and 1 tsp chopped garlic, cooked in olive oil. When heated together they’ve been shown to reduce cholesterol.

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Skin-Smoothing Stock
Shop-bought stocks are high in salt which can lead to puffy skin.
TRY homemade vegetable or chicken stock (around 250 ml), or a low salt shop bought version.

Healing Spices
Many spices are packed with goodness.
TRY ½ tsp paprika for a vitamin E boost, fresh or dried chilli for heart health, or turmeric to aid digestion.

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Slimming Calcium
As well as increasing bone and teeth strength, calcium promotes fat burning.
TRY a dollop of creme fraiche or natural yogurt.

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