Why eating seasonal produce is better for you

Fancy eating raspberries during January? These days there’s nothing stopping you. The range of fruit and vegetables in most supermarkets means we’re spoilt for choice – whatever the time of year. However, just because we can eat any fruit and vegetable we want all year round, does that mean we should? Concerned by a lack […]

Do I need to use gluten-free skincare?


Last year, sales of gluten-free products reached £184 million in the UK. This growth was up a staggering 15% from 2013. According to Mintel, 15% of households in the UK are now avoiding gluten, citing it as a cause of various health problems. With intolerance to gluten on the rise, the demand for free-from foods […]

Could white bread be linked to depression?


Last week we discovered some interesting research by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, exploring how eating certain foods can have an effect on our emotional wellbeing. The key finding Led by Dr James Gangwisch from Columbia University, the study analysed data collected by The National Institutes of Health. This was collated from more than […]

Healthier summer cocktails


During the summer months, cocktails are traditionally our tipples of choice. That said, they tend to suffer a pretty bad reputation in the world of healthy living. The reason? Many of them are packed with sugar. Here at Pai HQ, we refused to believe that all cocktails deserve a bad name. So, for the sake […]

Vacation vs. Staycation: Our favourite destinations

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The English summer seems to be drawing to a close around us, but there’s still time for one last holiday excursion. The big question is: where will you go? Will you stay local and explore what’s on your doorstep or hop on a plane to sunnier climes? We’ve put together our ultimate staycation vs. vacation […]

Three ways to have more energy each morning


Some mornings you just can’t face dragging yourself out of bed – we’ve all been there. But if you’re finding this is happening day in day out, you might need to tweak your everyday routine. Here’s how to increase your energy levels in three easy steps – no caffeine involved! 1. Sleep with your blinds […]

Can probiotics help sensitive skin?

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For part two of OptiBac’s guest post series on our blog, they’re looking at the link between digestive health and tricky skin. It is sometimes said that our skin is the expression of our health and this can indeed be true. Our skin is functionally both a protective layer around our body but it is […]

What are probiotics and how can they improve your health?

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As unglamorous as it may be, we know that a healthy gut is essential to overall wellbeing. What we’re only just becoming fully aware of is how much gut health can affect conditions ranging from mild skin sensitivity to eczema, acne and urticaria. To understand more about the role probiotics can play in keeping skin […]

Healthy ice-lolly recipes


When London is hot, all you can think about are ways to cool down. While nipping to the corner shop for a Magnum is always an option, here at Pai HQ we’re always on the lookout for a DIY project. As usual, anything that treats the taste buds and includes a few of your five […]

Exclusive recipe from The Detox Kitchen

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We’re always on the lookout for new ways to shake up our favourite meal of the day – breakfast! So this recipe from our friends at The Detox Kitchen couldn’t have come at a better time. Give it a go, you’ll be surprised by how filling it is. AVOCADO SMASH WITH TOASTED NUTS & SEEDS […]

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