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Soda stream Mocktail recipes are fun for kids and adults

With summer officially here, ensuring the kids are fully hydrated needs to be a top priority, yet 72% of Brits are still consuming less than the recommended daily amount of two litres of water. Instead, often turning to sugar and additive laden shop bought drinks, for adults and children.

Healthy hydration doesn’t have to be boring, and Sodastream have been working with an influential healthier eating expert, Lizzie King (Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food), pictured below, to create a range of delicious additive, refined sugar, better for you hydrating mocktails - and cocktails for mums & dads, for the whole family this summer. By being sparkling water based, and mixed with fresh fruits, Lizzie’s recipes offer something for everyone, with hydration at the heart.

SodaStream recently polled 2,500 people and found that lemon topped the list of the nation's favourite fruit to add to water, with a third of the votes (33%), closely followed by strawberry (27%) and lime (26%). It’s time the nation got a little more creative!

Baby Bellini

Serves 2
2 peaches
1 tsp Honey
drop Vanilla
Sparkling water

Watermelon Mint Muddle
Serves 2
¼ watermelon
4 fresh mint leaves
100 ml sparkling water
Blend the watermelon with 2 mint leaves and an ice cube. Serve over ice with a top up of fizzy water


Keep Little ones safe in the sun with Cuddlrey's SPF 50+ Poncho Towels

Sun Awareness Week- 8th-14th May 2017

Keep Little ones safe in the sun with Cuddlrey's SPF 50+ Poncho Towels

With Sun Awareness Week coming up in May parents can rest assured that toddlers can now play safely in the sun with the adorable marine creature inspired SPF50+ Poncho Towels from Cuddledry.

From the creators of the original hands free baby bath towel, the SPF50+ poncho towel is the first of its kind in the UK. It uses the patented RayosanTM technology, deflecting harmful UVA and UVB rays like a mirror, thus protecting delicate skin from the potential of sun damage.

"This remarkable technology comes from Australia, where extensive research has been done on the dangers of skin cancer. Given climbing annual temperatures, we wanted to bring the same protection to the UK," explains Helen Wooldridge, co-founder of Cuddledry.

The SPF poncho towel is made with Cuddledry’s signature blend of gorgeously supersoft bamboo and cotton and has handy poppers under the arms which can be done up to create a loose ‘sleeve’. This helps to keep the towel in place, and there’s also a generous hood to keep little heads protected.

Featuring fun sea life characters, the poncho towel is so easy to use - it’s the perfect ‘throw on’ towel or cover up for keeping little ones safe in the sun, on holiday or at home.

£27.99 available from www.cuddledry.com


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As NHS guidance notes that a high sugar diet can contribute to obesity and lead to an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, a new infographic has been released revealing the sugar content in your child’s favourite breakfast foods.

The graphic, from AXA PPP healthcare  reveals that many British children could be consuming nearly 10 sugar cubes each morning.The healthcare provider suggests eating no more than 30g of sugar per day (for those 11 and over) for a healthy, balanced diet, and looking at the wider nutritional value of foods (e.g. fat content) in addition to sugar.

Graphic courtesy of www.axappphealthcare.co.uk

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