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Little Frieda’s Café: Deansgrange’s Hidden Gem

By Amy Meegan October 24, 2018 (No)
Although I work in Deansgrange, I’ll be the first to admit that it lacks the social life, dainty shops and picturesque scenery that other parts of Dublin boast. However, what Deansgrange does have is one of my all-time favourite cafés. Namely, Little Frieda’s. Breakfast, brunch or lunch – you’ll not be disappointed! I discovered Little Frieda’s in early May but I believe is had been opened for the few months prior to that and I just hadn’t found it. Maybe this is because it is tucked away, just off Pottery Road, quietly nesting behind the car park of Lidl. Food Little Frieda’s is ideal if you’re looking for breakfast on […]

The Dangers of Fad Diets

By Tahlia Peppard December 29, 2017 (4 Comments)
A fad diet is a diet that promises quick weight-loss through an unhealthy or unbalanced diet. Fad diets are targeted at people who want to lose weight quickly without exercise. Some fad diets claim that they make you lose fat, but it’s really water weight you’re losing. With the Christmas period starting to wind down, people will begin to give their diet more consideration. After a few days of pretty hectic eating, a fad diet might seem like the perfect quick fix solution. At one point or another, we have all probably heard of or known someone who has been on a fad diet and had some shocking aftereffects. So, it’s important to know the dangers of […]

Finding Healthy Alternatives to Festive Coffees in Ireland

By Zuzanna Piasek November 28, 2017 (No)
Who doesn’t love to get a red Christmas cup from Starbucks and even better, to enjoy their mint or pumpkin spiced coffee? Frappuccino’s are some of the tastiest treats around but unfortunately they are also filled to the brim with calories. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on the hot stuff altogether, instead you can enjoy one of these alternatives to festive coffees. 1. Matcha Cafés in Dublin This is perfect if you are looking to lose weight and get a long lasting boost of energy that makes you feel better than coffee. Matcha tea, which was a beloved drink of samurai’s, monks and martial artists has seen […]

6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

By Felipe Wasserstein July 27, 2017 (No)
In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)! However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink […]

5 Alternatives to Coffee for When You Hit the Wall

By theSharpeUser November 24, 2016 (No)
Whether you’re not a massive coffee drinker to begin with or you are a self-professed coffee fiend looking for an alternative caffeine fix, there might be something on this list for you. These five options help boost energy levels naturally and effectively so if you find yourself hitting the dreaded wall, look into introducing one of the following into your diet. Green Tea In the winter months it is nice to have a warm cup of something so why not swap out your coffee fix for some green tea. It can provide a caffeine hit with additional health benefits that are not associated with coffee. Green tea contains antioxidants which […]

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