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5 Ways To Boost Self Esteem

If you’ve ever felt low before, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of seemingly unhelpful clichés like ‘Peaks and troughs’, ‘Life is a roller-coaster’ or ‘Life is a box of chocolates’.  These clichés are actually pretty spot on. It’s true that, unfortunately, everything can’t be wonderful all the time.

There are all sorts of set backs in life which can bring us down: mean remarks, failing an exam and your phone running out of battery, just when you need it most, to name a few.These kinds of events can result in low self-esteem. We’ve put together a list of ways to remedy this, get your head out of that ‘trough’ and fast track you back towards those positive ‘peaks’…

Don’t take yourself too seriously

Pride can most definitely get the better of a lot of people. A lot of the time this stems from being reliant on external validation as opposed to internal validation. It’s our human nature to care about what other people think of us. However, it’s also important to have the confidence that our flaws can be improved upon and to remember that absolutely everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Next time someone criticises you, try not to take it too personally, they might even be trying to help you by making you aware that you are doing something incorrectly. Whether they are constructive or not, criticisms will make the compliments all the sweeter!

The power of humour

As human beings we are unfortunately pre-disposed to be very irrational when things go ‘wrong’. Small events that take place during the day, like being splashed by an oncoming car or having the wrong sandwiches in your packed lunch (who thinks plum jam and ham go together? Bleurgh!) or forgetting to brush your teeth (ew!) can really dampen a day. However, this is the stuff that fills life with experiences, that you will look back and laugh about. Why not ditch the negativity and cut right to the laughing point?

Down with shame

Research has found that shame can be intensely painful for humans – making us believe that we are unworthy and flawed. In the future unfortunate things may happen to you; you may lose your job or say something embarrassing during a presentation. However, as much as these experiences make you feel rubbish at the time, it’s counter-productive to (metaphorically) kick yourself while you’re down. The best thing you can do is learn from these mistakes, recover and be stronger for next time!

Work out those empathy muscles

The phrase ‘do to others as you would have them do unto you’ really rings true here. Seeing the world from alternative perspectives is an amazing attribute to have and will help you make great relationships with all sorts of people. The ability to socialise, work and get along with people who have led very different lives to you, and may have a different outlook on the world, is incredibly valuable. By having an open mind and being empathetic you will open a lot of doors.

Think about the future

Self-esteem isn’t automatically ingrained in anyone’s personality. It grows over time through confidence, experience and personal achievement. One day your self-esteem may be lacking, another day you may feel full of self-esteem. Things are bound to change every day depending on surrounding factors and altering events. By thinking about the bigger picture, and realising that trivial problems are nothing but tiny specs on the canvas, you will find it easier to enjoy the journey, troughs and all!

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8 Ways to Break Out of Your Shell

Would you say that you’re shy?

Everybody can be a little shy from time to time. And shyness isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But if you feel your shyness is holding you back, perhaps it’s time to break out of your shell.

Here are 8 ways that you can begin to overcome your shyness and feel comfortable in your own skin.

Try to understand your shyness


Try to understand what’s causing your feelings of shyness. What situation is triggering it and how might you be able to confront the problem? Of course, the reasons behind your shyness may be quite complex. Try and understand a little bit more about yourself each day.


Learn to love yourself

love yo self

A lot of people suffer from shyness due to lack of confidence and self-esteem. It can be really helpful to remind yourself that you are unique and perfectly fine the way you are. It’s what makes you special.


Focus more on others around you

focus on others

In social situations, try not to worry about how you are fitting in or how you are coming across. Think more about what’s being said and listen to the conversation(s).




Words and thoughts sometimes affect us more than we imagine. If you repeatedly put yourself down with negative thoughts then you may just convince yourself. Try the opposite. Keep reminding yourself that you are an awesome human being. Why not start by focusing on some of your strengths?


Don’t leave uncomfortable situations

awkward situation

Try not to immediately run away from awkward situations. How about turning them into a learning experience? See how far you can go before you need to retreat. Push yourself that little bit and learn where your current boundaries lie.


Stop labeling yourself

be yourself

Stop labeling yourself as this or that, just because you read it in a magazine or heard someone say something about you. These labels don’t tell the truth about the real you.


Practice Social Situations


To excel at anything in life, you need to practise. The same can be said for social skills. It’s not weird to take some time to think about interesting conversation topics to bring up when you are next with your friends. It can be really helpful. Before meeting up with people, consider some questions you might ask or be asked and try out a few responses to yourself in your head beforehand. This may help smooth over any awkward silences.


Try something new

try something new

Why not try something new. If you’re feeling confident, throw yourself into situations you wouldn’t normally be in, talk to new people or new groups and learn about new things.

Source(s): Think Simple Now



Cute Kittens Combat Stress

Nobody said life would be a walk in the park. But, this park has cute little kittens in it – and they want to be friends with you!

Everybody has ups and downs – it’s a fact of life, just the way human beings are. But, for many people, stress and anxiety can become a big problem. Feelings of stress come and go depending on a whole variety of factors: work, exams, relationships, money, illness etc.

Sometimes it’s just the little everyday things than can start to get us. Often these challenges will be frustrating, leaving you feeling  flustered. And, every once in a while, you’ ll get to that point where you feel like stress is the one who is winning.  This is the same for everyone: parents, teachers and teenagers alike.

However – no need to fear – Vivo have stumbled upon a super fun and easy way to relieve some stress and help you get back on track to feeling light-hearted and happy.

The answer is “Kitten Therapy”, which is as simple and effective as it sounds. Nobody can resist the cuteness of a litter of wide-eyed kittens. Watch the video above to see how it works. In fact, just watching can makes a difference — they are that cute!




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The World’s Toughest Triathlon

“Whoever finishes first will be called the Iron Man!”

Does anybody think of themselves as a super fit human being, at the peak of human physical strength and stamina. So much so that you could take on one of the most physically intense and mentally gruelling challenges this planet has to offer?

Check out the IRONMAN World Championship

In Hawaii, in 1977, there was a debate about whose sport required them to be in better physical shape:  runners or swimmers. However, John Collins, a US Navy Commander, argued that cyclists were the most physically fit. So, Collins, with a number of his military buddies, posed the idea that the best way to find out was to have a big race — and when they said “big”, they meant really BIG!

3 of Hawaii’s existing long distance events were combined to create one super event. These included the 2.4 mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 115 mile Around Oahu Bike Race and the 26.2 mile Honolulu Marathon.

And so, the IRONMAN World Championship was born.

The IRONMAN World Championship is revered around the world for the distance involved and the way it pushes its competitors to their limits. The name was agreed upon at the first event in 1977, when Collins reportedly said, “Whoever finishes first, we’ll call him the Iron Man!”

Collins was afraid that the race wouldn’t get much attention, but, after an article on the event was featured in Sports Illustrated, hundreds of athletes signed up. The event went from strength to strength and is still going strong today.

 Source(s): Polar


Future Sporting Greats: Mo’ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis is the latest sporting superstar in the US

Mo’ne Davis is a 14-year-old girl from the United States who has been in the spotlight recently for her outstanding sporting achievements.

Davis plays Little League Baseball for the Taney Dragons and has become the first girl to earn a World Series win with a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennesse. She can dish out a 70mph pitch, which is significantly above average for athletes of her age.

Following her success, Davis turned into a mini-celeb. People loved her, praising her efforts in helping female baseball players get the recognition they deserve in a primarily male-dominated sport.

She received recognition from the likes of Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres. On 25th August, 2014, she became the first Little League Baseball player to appear on the cover of a major US sports magazine, after she was honoured by appearing on a Sports Illustrated front cover. She then went on to become Sports Illustrated’s “Sports Kid of the Year”. Go Mo’ne!

Mo’ne’s rise to fame is a reassurance that one day we won’t have to focus on the specific gender of a person, but more so on their skill, determination and the success they have in the game.


Been Watching the Women’s World Cup?

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Final is on Monday morning.

You may or may not have been following the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. But if you have you would know it has been an exciting tournament, full of drama and excellent football. If not, you’ve been missing out. Luckily you can catch up with recap videos on the FIFA website.


Australia made it through the group stage behind the massively successful US team. The team went on to knock out Brazil in a historic victory. Unfortunately Australia were knocked out by the reigning champs Japan in a 1-0 defeat in the quarter finals. All in all, it was pretty good effort, and we should all be proud of the achievement.


Japan go through to the finals to face the US on the 6th of July. These two teams met previously in the 2011 finals, where Japan won on penalties.

If you miss the competition already you may be pleased to know that FIFA will be adding the women’s national teams to their hugely popular football computer game, FIFA 16.  The franchise is massively successful, and this is an awesome step in the right direction from them.

Click here to watch all the highlights.


Future Sporting Greats: Martin Ødegaard

All over the world there are people who dream about becoming professional football players.

They hope to play for their favourite club or even their country. For most, these dreams are just that, dreams.

For 16-year-old Martin Ødegaard, his dream has become a reality. Ødegaard made his debut for legendary Spanish football club Real Madrid. He was 16 years and 157 days old when he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in the 58th minute on the 23rd May 2015. This officially makes him Real Madrid’s youngest ever player.

Ødegaard started his career at Drammen Strong, with much support from his father who was a famous footballer as well. This is where it is said he developed his talent, spending a lot of time honing his skills on a brand new football pitch his parents and others had paid for in donation to the club.

As his potential grew, he began training with Strømsgodset,  at the age of 13. A year later he was playing with their junior team, which was normally for players aged 17-19.


It wasn’t until 2014 that the 15 year old “wonderkid” was called up to play for the first team. He was unable to train with the team seeing as he was still in full-time education, so he trained with Mjøndalen IF twice a week, where his father was a coach.

After an impressive performance in a league match, there was much discussion across Norway about Ødegaard joining the national first team. He had been included in the U15-U21 teams, where he showcased the talent everybody knew he possessed. But it wasn’t until he was 15 years and 253 days old (only!?!) until he made his debut for Norway.

On January 21st 2015, Strømsgodset reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sell young Martin for approximately €3 million. It was agreed that Ødegaard would train with the first team and the reserves — Real Madrid Castilla — who are currently managed by Zinedine Zidane.

Ødegaard’s career at Real has started slowly. But perhaps it is wrong to expect too much from a 16-year-old future star who is no doubt overwhelmed by his new surroundings. Carlo Ancelotti, the former Real Madrid manager, had backed Ødegaard and asked the fans to remain patient while he settles at the club.

Ødegaard’s playing style has been linked to that of David Silva or Lionel Messi. However, many say that comparing the young Norwegian to Messi is silly, as he needs time to develop his own skills and particular way of playing. He is sure to be a star of the future.


Why Sitting Can Be Bad for You

Are you sitting down, relaxed?

There’s no better way to wind down after a long day than sitting down on a comfy sofa, but is it actually any good for you? There’s no doubt that sitting for brief periods is good for recuperation and recovery; however, the nature of our modern lifestyles — lounging in front of the TV and our laptops — mean we sit for much longer than we really should.

In this video, TED-Ed explores the negative side of sitting for so long. Sitting for more than 6 hours a day can be bad for your health and can apparently shorten life expectancy by up to 15 years.

Combating these health effects is simple, walking between classes and staying active during break time. Stretching is another great way to stay active and to release some stress from your muscles.

So, let’s all be more active in future and take care not to remain seated for hours and hours on end. While you’re planning how to improve your sitting habits, take a look at this cat sitting like a human.


Source(s): TED-Ed


Relive the Cricket World Cup Final

The two host nations battled it out in the final of the 11th Cricket World Cup.

The Australian cricket team proved yet again that they are the best in the world, cruising to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand.

The Kiwis had caused a stir in the run up to the final, beating South Africa, England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Could they cause the greatest upset of them all by beating Australia in the final in Melbourne?


Australia bowled first. Right from the get-go, Michael Clarke and co. threw everything they had at New Zealand. McCullum was bowled out for a duck, a huge early blow for New Zealand. They were all out for 183. Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner both took three wickets each.

Now came the time for Australia’s innings. Even though the Black Caps managed to take an early wicket, they couldn’t hold back the might of the Aussies. With 74 runs from Michael Clarke, 56 from Steven Smith and 45 from David Warner, Australia cleared New Zealand’s total with ease, only losing three wickets.

The trophy once again belongs to Australia. A record 93,000 fans turned up to Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch. A touching moment came when Clarke dedicated the trophy to Phillip Hughes.

In many ways, the tournament belonged to Mitchell Starc. The left-arm fast bowler finished joint-top wicket taker with 22. The 25 year-old accrued 147 rating points, moving from seventh position in the ICC Player Rankings to first.  He also took the award for Player of the Tournament.


What was your favourite moment from the Cricket World Cup? Looking forward to the Ashes?

Source(s): ICC


10 Super Foods

Many of us believe that the healthiest foods are the ones with the most exotic-sounding names, the ones that appear to have been conjured up in the mind of Dr. Seuss. However, the most beneficial super foods can be bought at your local supermarket.




  • Rich source of glutathione – a powerful antioxidant known to block over 30 different carcinogens
  • Packed with antioxidants and good fats, which help in reducing wrinkles
  • High in fiber, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium




  • Tops the National Cancer Institute’s list as a potential cancer-preventive food
  • It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food that protects against heart disease
  • Has vitamins C and B6, manganese and selenium


Acai Berries


  • Named by nutritionist Nicholas Perricone as one of the greatest foods in the world
  • There’s also amino acids and essential fatty acids to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health
  • Packed full of antioxidants which can help combat premature ageing




  • A source of calcium; useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant
  • Considered a complete protein because it contains all eight of the essential amino acids
  • Is known as a super grain, but it is actually closely related to spinach




  • Boosts your immune system
  • Helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • Contains folic acid, vitamin C and carotenoids


Oily Fish

oily fish

  • Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce risk of heart disease
  • Omega 3-rich seafood might help slow down macular degeneration
  • Protects against the build-up of cholesterol on the artery walls


Goji Berries


  • Contains huge amounts of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E
  • More vitamin C than carrots and oranges
  • Contains all 18 amino acids




  • Low in calories
  • Contains lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant
  • They also help against various types of cancer




  • Contain anthocyanosides, which are beneficial in preventing all types of cancer.
  • Said to help with memory loss
  • Helps prevent contagious bacteria from damaging major organs


Adzuki Beans

adzuki beans

  • These small red beans have one of the highest antioxidant ratings among superfoods
  • A good source of carbohydrates, potassium, iron and many more
  • Low in fat and have anti-ageing properties

Source(s): Metro


Welcome to Healthy Living

At Vivo, we are a firm believer in the expression, “Healthy body, healthy mind”. In this section, we will be exploring topics related to keeping our minds and bodies healthy.

Be active! Physical exercise is not only a great way to keep physically fit, but also mentally fit. For instance, exercise helps you beat stress, keeps you happy and improves your ability to learn. It also boosts energy levels and increases your chances of living a longer, more fulfilling life. Sports are also incredibly fun and a great way to meet new people.


Exercise the mind! Think positive thoughts. Talk to your friends. Be kind to your classmates. Go out of your way to help other people. Instead of playing video games or watching TV, why not read a book or try out a game of Sudoku. Make sure you get a decent night’s sleep (Scientists say teens should sleep for 9 ¼ hours every night). All of these things will help you become a happier and healthier version of yourself.


Eat and drink the right stuff! You might get tired of adults telling you to eat your vegetables, but it is really important. Vegetables are actually pretty cool when you take a microscopic view and examine what it is about them that make them so good for us. The same goes for unhealthy foods. Fizzy drinks have lots of sugar: we all know this. But do we know why it’s so bad for us and what effect all that sugar will have on us when we’re older?


All of these topics will be addressed in the Healthy Living section of Vivo Edge. There will be articles and videos to help us all live healthier lives.



It’s Time to Chill Out

Chilling out and other ways to cut that stress out of your life

Did you know that stress affects your life in all sorts of ways, not just at the time you’re feeling it, but for days, weeks and even years down the line?

It’s easy to get stressed out, but this can lead to headaches, lack of sleep, loss of friends, difficulty in communicating and depression. Here are some ways you can avoid stress and give yourself a healthy life balance.


Be kind, polite and friendly. You will find that people are more likely to be kind, polite and friendly back. This will create a  positive and supportive environment for you and your friends. Help out a friend if they seem stressed, and they may just do the same for you. Try to always think positive. Avoid arguments and unnecessary negativity whenever possible.


Make sure you help around the house and talk to your parents and siblings. Try and make time to sit down with your family and have a meal or watch a film together. If your parents have money worries or other problems, try not to worry too much yourself. If it’s something you can’t cope with, talk to a teacher or phone a helpline. Try not to bottle things up.


Just do the best you can. If you feel you have made the wrong exam choices or you’re finding things difficult, talk to a teacher. Talking to someone else can help you see things more clearly and sort out your problems. Join in as much as you can, even if you’re shy; you’ll make friends that way. Don’t forget that everyone’s different, so don’t be afraid to always be yourself.

The Future

Set yourself achievable goals and, if you have a setback, don’t give up. If you’re not academic, don’t see it as a failing; it isn’t. Channel your energy into doing something else that you’re good at and enjoy. You don’t have to be top of the class or go to university to be a “success”.

Organising your time

Study a little bit every night. Try not to leave everything until the last minute. Doing things in small, manageable chunks is much less stressful. Make time to be with your family and friends and do things that you enjoy too. If it helps, make a timetable for Monday to Friday and stick to it. That way you’ll get things done and  won’t need to panic.


Eat well, get enough sleep, don’t spend all your time on the computer, see family and friends, talk, relax and do things you enjoy. Don’t worry about things that you have no control over and be yourself.



What Are You Afraid Of?

Forget ghosts, goblins and gremlins, here are real life terrors that some people have to face every single day.

Everyone knows about arachnophobia (fear of spiders) or claustrophobia (fear of small spaces) but what about some of the more unusual ones? Some of these are quite strange. Why not share this with your friends?





Spectrophobiais the fear of mirrors. Phobias like this are the result of horror movies, TV shows or nightmares involving mirrors or the result of the person being superstitious about being watched through a mirror.




Logophobia is the fear of words. The fear usually originates from the sufferers childhood, as the frequency of learning new words can cause distress and dread. Most logophobic people have difficulty reading and speaking.





Pantophobia or panophobiais the fear of everything, also known as a “non-specific fear”. It’s experienced as a persistent dread of an unknown evil.




Siderophobia is a fear of stars. These people tend to stay indoors with all the curtains shut when it gets dark.




Cathisophobia is the fear of sitting. The primary cause of this fear in both children and adults is sitting in classrooms.





Frigophobia is a phobia pertaining to the fear of becoming too cold. Sufferers wear heavy clothing and blankets regardless of temperature.




Somniphobia is the fear of falling asleep. This fear can be the caused by the feeling of losing control, repeated nightmares or anxiety over the loss of time that could be spend accomplishing tasks.


Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Boxer Ever

To start our Sporting Greats series, let’s celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali.

“The Champion” was born into a Louisville family, named Cassius Clay, in 1942. He had four brothers and one sister.

Ali is said to have first started boxing when he became angry over a thief stealing his bike. Joe E. Martin was the police officer who was dealing with the case; he also happened to be a boxing coach. Ali told Martin he was going to “whup” the thief, to which Martin replied: “You’re going to have to learn how to box first”. Ali’s legacy had begun.


Ali’s professional career began with a sixth round victory over Tunny Hunsaker on October 29th, 1960. By his 19th fight, he was still undefeated. 15 of the victories were by knockout. In late 1963, at age 22, he became the youngest boxer to ever take the world heavyweight title from a reigning champion, Sonny Liston. This was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

Ali was given the nickname “The Louisville Lip” on account of his ferocious trash talk. He claimed on many occasions that he was “the greatest”. This was the man who also gave us the famous quote, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”. His cocky attitude was not favoured by a lot of spectators, and he would often get cascaded with boos and jeers. Nevertheless, he was a champion and is, still to this day, considered to be “The Greatest”.

Unfortunately, with his growing age came the end of his career. For his second to last fight he was to face Larry Holmes. Ali had become weak because of taking thyroid medication and everyone was aware he was on his last boxing legs. Even his opponent, Holmes, didn’t want to fight him for this reason. However, the fight went on. The commentator, Giachetti, is quoted to have deemed the fight as “awful… the worst sports event I ever had to cover!” He fought and lost his last fight on December 11, 1981.

A documentary depicting the life of this great man was released in late 2014.

Muhammad Ali Facts

  • He changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali when he converting to the religion of Islam   .
  • His first professional loss came after a staggering 31 fights.
  • Many people thought he chucked his Olympic Gold medal into the Ohio River. However, he actually just lost it.
  • He talked a war veteran out of committing suicide.
  • He features in a DC Comic named “Superman VS Muhammad Ali”.

8 Dances from Around the World

Dancing is a great way to keep fit, test yourself and learn something new.

There are so many different dances you can learn. Have a look at a few that we have picked out. Try googling “dance classes” and the name of the city/town/village you live in to find out where you can learn locally.



Swing became popular in America during the 20s and 30s. It’s lively and energetic. You might see classes offering Lindy Hop, which is very similar to swing and just as popular. Swing music is mostly based on jazz. You will need a dance partner.

Irish Step Dance


Riverdance brought Irish step dancing to the world, and now it’s used by many as a way to keep fit. You have to keep your upper body stiff whilst your feet are doing all the work. Irish step dance is usually accompanied by traditional music played using wind instruments like the flute.



Capoeira is a Brazilian dance that incorporates martial arts. It is a combination of acrobatics, rhythmic movements and martial arts kicks. The music comes from a traditional Brazilian instrument called the Berimbau, and drums feature strongly too.



Breakdance originated in New York during the 70s with street dancers dancing to Hip Hop music. It’s an energetic dance involving floor work. You need strength, flexibility and balance to do it well. Most breakdancers dance alone, but you can coordinate moves with other people too.



The Bollywood dance comes from India and is used in the famous Bollywood films. It’s a combination of traditional Indian folk dance, belly dancing and modern jazz. You need to be able to sway your hips in time with the music, which is usually energetic Indian pop.



Ballet requires strength and stamina. It’s a graceful dance, which is normally based on classical music. Many people think that to learn ballet, you need to start young, but this isn’t the case. You can take up ballet at any age.

Lion Dance


Lion dancing comes from China. It’s traditionally performed by two people wearing a lion costume, which consists of a papier-mâché head and a body made out of cloth. The costumes are very colourful and ornate. The dance is usually performed by students and professionals of the martial art Kung Fu. There are Kung Fu classes in many towns and some of them offer to teach Lion Dancing too.



Flamenco comes from Southern Spain. The women wear beautiful flouncy skirts and stamp their feet to music that relies a lot on classical guitar and rhythmic hand clapping. Flamenco dancers carry castanets in their hands, while they gracefully move their arms and hands in time with the music.


10 Weird but Healthy Foods




  • Also known as a horned melon
  • Taste compared to a mix of kiwi, cucumber and banana
  • Rich in potassium, vitamin A and C


Carambola/ Star Fruit


  • Added to seafood or meat for tart flavour
  • Nice as jam or chutney
  • Average sized fruit only 28 calories!




  • Relative of the lychee
  • Contains iron, vitamin C and Manganese
  • Do not eat the seed


Buddha’s Hand


  • Tastes like lemon without pulpy texture
  • Very rich in Vitamin C
  • 1 tablespoon equals 13% of your daily Vitamin C intake




  • Not a citrus fruit, classed under fortunella
  • High in Vitamin C and fibre
  • All of the fruit can be eaten, even the rind




  • Largest fruit to grow on trees. Biggest recording was 80 pounds!
  • Can be eaten raw, in a curry or as homemade chips
  • Good source of Vitamin C and Manganese




  • Fruit described as “sweet, tangy, citrusy and peachy”
  • Contains B Vitamin that’s good for pregnant women
  • Contains fibre, iron, vitamin C and folate




  • Inside texture described as ‘creamy flesh’
  • Known as the Custard Apple
  • packs 60 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C


Tumeric Root

  • Can been included in smoothies
  • Contains curcumin- a powerful antioxidant
  • Some research suggests curcumin could help fight off some types of cancer


Pitaya/ Dragon Fruit


  • Classed as a cactus
  • Rich in fibre and antioxidants
  • ‘Soft’ flavours compared to strawberry


Source(s): Huffington Post Lifestyle