Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The health benefits of apple juice

Apples are great to eat, we wouldn’t grow them if they weren’t, but do you know what else is great? Apple juice! Not only is it a delicious natural drink, but we’ve compiled a short list of some health benefits you probably didn’t realise your apple juice was granting you.

1. Apple juice is packed with antioxidants, which can help protect against environmental damage to your skin, some scientists also say it can slow down the aging of skin, if that’s not enough for you, antioxidants are also know to prevent cancer!

2. A glass of apple juice typically contains around 117 calories, or to put it bluntly, about 30 less than the average soft drink, making it a great healthy alternative for those attempting to lose some weight or just stay in shape.

3. Apple juice can be used to effectively cleanse your intestines, improving their overall general health and ability to function. You can also use apple juice as a way to deal with constipation.

4. Drinking just a small glass of apple juice daily could reduce the risk of developing asthma by up to half in children, bananas (the closest performing fruit) reduced the risk by only up to a third!

5. Medical research has shown that apple juice can reduce cholesterol, and slow down processes that can lead to heart disease, just a small glass daily can reduce the risk of risk of developing heart disease.

So there we have it, 5 reasons to drink more apple juice and stay healthier than ever before.

We carry a full range of juices, varying from sweet, to something a little more tart in our Redmoor Lane farm shop.

Stop by and have a browse of our selection, all the juice is made from the apples we grow right here in the orchard.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A47 Services @ The Orchard Tea Room

Instead of stopping off at a commercial fast food restaurant, or petrol station for a toilet break and snack, why not drop by The Orchard Tea Room instead.

Located just off the A47, we’re the perfect stop off for those of you coming from Nottingham, Leicester, etc on your way to Norfolk.

We have a full range of Teas, Coffees and Cakes. Full bathroom facilities are also available to our customers.

Need to stretch your legs? We have a beautiful working English orchard, filled with a variety of apple trees for you to wander in. Dogs are more than welcome, we know how restless they can get on long car journeys, they may appreciate the stop even more than you do!

Family is important to us here at The Orchard Tea Room, we will always make the utmost effort to ensure every member of yours is treated with the respect and care that they deserve, and we welcome visitors of all ages, young and old.

Stop by sometime and you’ll see how great things are here, we’re just off the A47.

Next time say no to the commercial services, and give a family business a try, you won’t regret it.

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Freshly baked scones.

Scones are a traditional British quick bread, originally coming from the Scots. Ingredients are usually Wheat, Barley or Oatmeal, with baking powder to leaven them. Scones are an essential part of the British Cream tea, or the Devonshire Tea.

Did you know we bake all our scones fresh on the day?

Why not pop in & try one, you'll definitely notice the difference.

Served with Jam & Cream, or there are savoury cheese scones.