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The humble Sprout - the Christmas 'Superfood'
Thursday December 4, 2014 at 5:22pm

Sprouts are being hailed as this seasons 'superfood'. Rich in immune boosting Vitamin C & K its perfect for keeping bugs at bay this winter. As well as folic acid, calcium and magnesium sprouts also contain sulforane which to helps to lower cholesterol. These nutritious little gems deserve to be on your plate more than once a year!

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Cranberries - Not just for Christmas!
Monday December 1, 2014 at 5:27pm

Remember - Cranberries are not just for Christmas! The humble cranberry is an antioxidant rich 'super food' topped only by blueberries. As well as being high in Vitamin C and fibre, they are low calorie and delicious! Scientific studies have shown a range of potential health benefits including fighting aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes and urinary tract infections (UTI).

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Vitamin C increases physical activity in men
Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:40pm

Low levels of Vitamin C in the body has been shown to lead to decreased immune system strength so it's important, especially at this time of year, to ensure you're getting enough. A new study has shown that not only did it help to fight off the sniffles but it also boosted physical activity.

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Is there mush-room for another type of Vitamin D?
Monday November 17, 2014 at 6:24pm

It is estimated as many as 70% of British citizens suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency, which is believed to be caused by our dietary habits, poor weather and short winter days. Now you can get your Vitamin D dose from a new revolutionary source - the mushroom!

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Beta-glucans and the immune system
Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 5:47pm

Beta-Glucans are crucial weapons in the fight to stay healthy and naturally boost the immune system. The body doesn't produce Beta-Glucans so the only way to get the compound is through external sources. Learn more about Beta-Glucans and how they work to boost our immune system.

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Supplements to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S
Friday November 7, 2014 at 12:28pm

According to the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (www.sada.org.uk), winter depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition which affects 20% of the UK adult population. As our energy levels undergo a gradual change from summer to autumn it's common to feel like you've lost your get up and go. Find out what treatments and natural supplements can help beat the symptoms of SAD

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Fishy and nutty - trust us it's a good thing
Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 8:53am

The health benefits of omega fatty acids is widely reported however a further study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids may help lower a person's risk of dying from an inflammatory disease by more than 30%.

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The UK is set to suffer prolonged hayfever misery
Friday October 10, 2014 at 5:43pm

British scientists are fearing an extended season of hayfever misery for suffers this autumn due to particularly high levels of weed pollen. To blame is the US invader common ragwort - a highly allergenic plant that has managed to survive longer into the year due to unusually warm and settled weather last month.

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Turmeric and aromatic turmerone research
Monday October 6, 2014 at 6:42pm

New research has discovered a compound in the aromatic spice turmeric may hold the key to repairing the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. In laboratory tests, aromatic turmerone promoted the proliferation of brain stem cells and their development into neurons.

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Supplements to combat Menopausal Hair Loss
Friday September 19, 2014 at 5:12pm

Menopause is commonly associated with hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings however another common side effect is hair loss. Hormone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed to address the problems associated with the menopause including hair loss however it is not without wide effects such as depression and weight gain. Read on to find out how to take a more natural but effective approach.

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