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Charcoal has come a long way since Gwyneth Paltrow first introduced the activated type to a sceptical public as part of a cleansing detox drink. We’ve spotted it in a growing number of places, and thanks to its natural ability to filter out impurities it’s a great digestive aid at this time of year when we’re all more prone to overindulging (it’s a known flatulence aid, too!). From smearing it on our skin to clear clogged pores, to using it to filter water and whiten teeth… it’s increasingly being used as an ingredient in trendy food, too. Charcoal biscuits aren’t just healthy, they also double up as eye-catching canapés, and hipster cafes around the country are serving up inky black burger buns and sourdough topped with smashed avocado. Oh, and it’s also thought to help cure hangovers.

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It's almost Christmas! Get prepared with the December/January healthy magazine, featuring wellness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk, Natasha Corrett and Carly Rowena. Find 37 festive recipes – including clean, free-from, healthy and delicious options to please everyone. Plus, two women reveal their life-changing #bestgiftever – what's yours? Keep your mind and body on track this Christmas with the new digital edition of healthy.
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