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The Your Healthy Living 2015 awards are voted for by consumers, and as such are a good indicator of what’s popular in health food stores. Here are this year’s winners.

Our sister magazine Your Healthy Living is the leading consumer natural health magazine available free to your customers every month. The publication runs annual consumer awards, offering its readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite natural products across seven categories. The response has been as overwhelming as ever, and the results tell us which products have won the hearts of consumers over the past year.

And now, without further ado, here are their choices!

A.Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea Drops

Editor's Choice

Winner: A.Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea Drops

Janyn Tan, managing director with A.Vogel, said: “We are honoured and delighted that Echinaforce has been announced as the winner in the Editor’s Choice category of the Healthy Living Awards. Thank you to all our loyal customers for supporting Echinaforce and A.Vogel.”

Synergy Natural Greens

Highly Commended: Optima Organic Raw Virigin Coconut Oil

Leah Enyon at Optima said: “We are thrilled to have been nominated in a category with such other highly thought-of brands and products. We are delighted!”

teapigs Matcha

Best Slimming & Fitness Product

Winner: Atkins Cookies & Cream Advantage Bar

Mia Gambrell, Brand Manager at Atkins, said: “We are very proud of our range of low carb, low sugar snack and meal options, and are thrilled to have won this award for our newest bar. With more consumers seeking out alternatives to high sugar snacks, as the original Low Carb Experts we are passionate about delivering delicious and satisfying choices.”

Slim Fruits

Highly Commended: Teapigs Organic Matcha Super Power Green Tea

Nick Kilby at teapigs said: “We’re really pleased to have received this award. We like to think of our matcha as the super hero of the tea world – so many of our customers write in to tell us how great they feel when they drink it so it’s brilliant that Your Healthy Living readers have commended it.”

Koko Dairy Free Original + Calcium

Best Free-From Product

Winner: Tideford Organics Organic Sweet Potato Soup With Quinoa

Laura Joy, Brand Communications Manager at Tideford Organics, said: “We are so proud to have won this prestigious award. It is wonderful to have all the hard work our team put in day in day out, recognised in this way.”

Quinoa Bread

Highly Commended: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar Original

Katrina Farmer, Senior Brand Manager at Wessanen UK, said: “Almond Breeze has seen fantastic double digit growth in the UK since its launch in 2013 and is delighted to be recognised for its quality.”

Nãkd Cocoa Orange Bars

Best Healthy Treat

Winner: Almond Dream Salted Caramel Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Jose Solar, Brand Manager at Hain Daniels Group, said: “Dream Ice Cream has fewer calories and half the fat of other luxury ice creams, but still offers a rich, creamy and indulgent taste. It’s also gluten free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.”

Sweet Virtues

Highly Commended: Nakd Salted Caramel Nibbles

Marina Love, the Managing Director of Natural Balance Food, said: “This award is testament to the increasing consumer demand for products that are not only genuinely healthy, but taste great too.”

ECOS Laundry Liquid

Best Eco & Household Product

Winner: Suma Ecoleaf

Rebecca Kinnard at Suma said “We are so pleased that the range has been recognised for its environmentally friendly credentials, as well as a great cleaning range in its own right.”

Bentley Organic Kitchen & Surface Cleaner

Highly Commended: Greenbrands Dishmate

Lois Clark at Earth Friendly Products said: “‘We are delighted that Dishmate has won Highly Commended in YHL Best Eco Product 2015. We hope this vote of support from consumers will encourage other retailers to give it a try and share our success.”

Biona Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Best Organic Product

Winner: Whole Earth Crunchy Organic Peanut Butter

Katrina Farmer, Senior Brand Manager at Wessanen UK, said: “As the No. 1 peanut butter brand in the UK we are delighted to receive this award. Whole Earth takes pride in offering great quality, natural and delicious nut butters and are the brand of choice for the athletes of the British Triathlon.”

GfM 100% Organic Wellbeing Range

Highly Commended: Naturya Organic Blends

Daniel Duncan at Naturya said: “Our goal is to boost health through natural, nutrient-rich food and so it’s wonderful to hear that our Organic Blends have won the YHL Highly Commended Award.”

Green People Family Sun Lotions

Best Beauty Product

Winner: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

Chloe Freestone at Burt’s Bees said: “We are delighted to have won The Healthy Living “Best Beauty Product” award 2015 for our Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Peppermint.. ”

Optima Antiseptic Tea Tree Oil

Highly Commended: BetterYou Magnesium Body Butter and Lotion

Becky Mirfin, Marketing Executive at BetterYou said: “We’re delighted that our Magnesium Body Butter & Lotion have received a Highly Commended award in the Your Healthy Living Awards 2015 - This goes to show that it’s the range your customers are talking about.”

Bee Prepared

Best Supplements & Remedies

Winner: Pharma Nord Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Oil Capsules

Bent Henriksen O.B.E (Hon), managing director, Pharma Nord UK, said: “Pharma Nord’s Omega 7 brand continues to go from strength to strength and it is fantastic to receive this recognition from consumers. Thank you to those who stock Omega 7 for their support in communicating its benefits.”

Natures Aid Ucalm® St John’s Wort

Highly Commended: Viridian High Five Multivitamin & Mineral Formula

Steve Hasler, Marketing Director at Viridian Nutrition, said: “We are delighted that our one-a-day best-selling multivitamin and mineral has been highly commended in these awards. ‘High Five’ to everyone who voted.”

JASON Hand and Body Lotion

Best Toiletries

Winner: Jason Smoothing Coconut Hand & Body Lotion

Alex Barani, MD of Kinetic (distributor of JASON) said: “We are delighted that JASON Smoothing Coconut Hand & Body Lotion has won this award, and that the public are behind this range from the pioneers of natural beauty.”

Salt of The Earth Pure Aura

Highly Commended: Faith In Nature Coconut Shower Gel & Foam Bath

Rivka Rose at Faith in Nature said: “The popularity of our organic Coconut range is well-known and it is already multi-award-winning. We are delighted that the Coconut Shower Gel & Bath Foam has received this prestigious accolade.”