Managing Stress Holistically: Diet, Exercise, Sleep, and the Role of Adaptogens
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by Planet Organic
3w ago
April is Stress Awareness Month, and at Planet Organic, we're dedicated to fostering holistic well-being. In our fast-paced world, stress may seem inevitable, but it's how we manage it that truly makes a difference. A balanced approach involving diet, exercise, quality sleep, and natural supplements like adaptogens can significantly help in coping with stress.   The Importance of Diet in Stress Management A balanced diet is essential for managing stress, combining the benefits of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in foods such as leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. These ..read more
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Female Founded: Wild Nutrition Brand Highlight
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by Planet Organic
2M ago
As we celebrate Female Founded month at Planet Organic, we are proud to highlight Wild Nutrition, a brand that not only stands at the forefront of health and wellness, but also exemplifies the pioneering spirit of female entrepreneurship. Founded by Henrietta Norton BSc Dip NT, a nutritional expert and best-selling author, Wild Nutrition began as a humble venture in a garden shed in 2013. Since then, it has blossomed into an international presence, gracing over 50 countries with its innovative products. Henrietta’s expertise, combined with her profound respect for natural wellness, set the fou ..read more
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Sleep Awareness Week: Discovering Slumber Secrets at Planet Organic
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by Planet Organic
2M ago
As National Sleep Awareness Week unfolds this week, Planet Organic is thrilled to join the National Sleep Foundation in highlighting the vital connection between sleep and overall health and well-being. This year, we're dedicated to guiding you towards becoming your 'Best Slept Self', because we understand that deep, restorative sleep is an essential, not just a nightly luxury. Achieving the elusive eight-hour, uninterrupted sleep can sometimes feel like a distant dream, especially in our fast-paced world.  Here’s what we’re thinking about: The Ancient Sleep Secret: Embracing Ashwagandha ..read more
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The Planet Organic Everyday Range
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by Planet Organic
4M ago
It’s taken a few years of researching, testing and redeveloping, the Planet Organic Everyday Range is back with new home compostable, 100% plastic free packaging.     Most plastic bags for store cupboard items are not recyclable, so you can now nourish your body and nourish the planet with 100+ pantry staples that arrive in home compostable packaging. Whether you're looking for brazil nuts, red lentils, flaked almonds or gluten free oats.   Our new bags are made from two layers of material for strength; FSC certified sustainable eucalyptus chippings and GM-free corn, stuck ..read more
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White Flour: The sneaky sugar twin
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by Planet Organic
6M ago
Our Dear Customers,    It’s only six weeks until Christmas, which I’m excited about.  Beautiful and delicious Christmas products and gifts have landed on our shelves at Planet Organic.  This is making me feel festive, so I’ve pulled out my menu and baking lists to consider what I feel like creating this year.     For Christmas baking, I use organic wholegrain spelt flour.  There’s an old saying I like: ‘The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead.’  If you don’t already know this, it can be surprising and annoying to learn that white flour is ..read more
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A Holiday Message
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by Planet Organic
6M ago
Our Dear Customers,   It’s been quite a year.   At the beginning of 2023, Brian and I decided to cut down to four days a week so we’d have more time and space to…well, I wasn’t sure to do what exactly.  We’ve worked so hard for so long, that although we knew we wanted to have time to have more fun, we couldn’t quite imagine what that meant.   I think we had a couple months of tying up loose ends and then started finding some ease and adventure when the Planet Organic administration bomb hit at the end of March.  Through April, we decided to re-commit to this beaut ..read more
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We need to fix nitrogen
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by Planet Organic
9M ago
Our Dear Customers,   On a personal level, I’ve learned a lot about nitrogen as I’ve studied organic and non-organic farming. A few interesting facts are as follows:   · Nitrogen makes up 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere. · Nitrogen is often overlooked in its impact on climate change. · When nitrogen compounds become too abundant, pollution occurs.   This pollution excess comes from synthetic fertilisers, animal manure, slurry and burning fossil fuels.   But the cracker, which I only learned a few months ago, is   In cities, 25% of air pollution is from agricultural off g ..read more
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Roasted Beets with Labneh and Hazelnuts
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by Harriet Lorne
1y ago
March arriving can only mean one thing, spring is coming and beetroot is in season. Healthy, versatile and loaded with nutrients it pairs beautifully with the creamy labneh for a dish that tastes like warmer days to come.  Ingredients Serves 2 500g beetroot, a mixture of purple and golden beets if available 1 tbsp olive oil 300g labneh (or vegan alternative) 25g roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped Mint and dill to garnish Dressing; 1 orange, juiced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp dijon mustard Salt and pepper Method 1. Preheat the o ..read more
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Crispy Gnocchi with Purple Sprouting Broccoli
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by Harriet Lorne
1y ago
From supporting local suppliers to enjoying fresher and tastier fruit and veg, eating seasonally has a variety of huge benefits. As most fruits and vegetables are being grown somewhere in the world at any one time, eating seasonally more specifically concerns eating produce that’s being grown right now - locally and even better it works out cheaper. Our latest seasonal recipe contains a seasonal favourite, purple sprouting broccoli mixed with crispy gnocchi and is ready in 15 minutes max. Pro tip: don't boil the gnocchi for extra flavour.  Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic ..read more
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Wine of the Month: Tinto de Estremoz
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by Planet Organic
1y ago
Be sure to read the first part to this blog where we interview Laura Riches & Laura Rosenberger, Co-founders of Laylo. Please can you tell us more about the Tinto de Estremoz wine? This is a big, juicy red blend from Estremoz, in the Alentejo region of Portugal. It’s made from 5 impossible-to-pronounce local varietals with a dash of Merlot. It’s Laylo’s best selling red - and even picked up a 5* review in The Times. Why do you love this wine? Portugal is a brilliant region to find big, juicy reds at a fantastic price. Before the 1974 revolution in Portugal, it wasn’t really considered a ..read more
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