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Nuts for Heart Health
Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 8:12am

We're an ageing population, in fact a quarter of Europe's population will be over 65 by 2050. However, while people are living longer, quality of life can vary greatly so it's becoming increasingly important to understand how diet and nutrition can help us to enjoy our older years. One such nutrient dense food group with proven heart health benefits is nuts!

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Selenium Can Boost a Woman's Fertility
Friday March 6, 2015 at 5:31pm

Scientists have known for some time that selenium is important in male fertility but it has only been fairly recently that it's role in healthy reproduction in women has been investigated. The research conducted in Australia has found selenium to play a crucial role in the development of healthy ovarian follicles.

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Did you know our intake of zinc has fallen?
Friday February 20, 2015 at 8:30am

Our zinc intake has declined over the last 60 years, due to changed eating habits, including a reduction in red meat intake - in fact it's lower than during rationing in World War II.

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Over 65? Take a vitamin D supplement
Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:23pm

The Department of Health recommends certain supplements for some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency, they recommend people aged 65 years and over take a daily supplement of 10 micrograms (0.01mg) of vitamin D.

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Omega-3s may help protect against inflammation
Monday February 16, 2015 at 7:03pm

There is growing evidence to suggest that particular omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (the ones found in oily fish) may reduce some of the pain and inflammation of arthritis.

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The forgotten vitamin
Thursday February 12, 2015 at 8:48am

Yes? Then it's important that you're also getting plenty of Vitamin K2. These three nutrients have a synergistic effect to improve bone health. A study published in Osteoporosis International has found that lifetime supplementation with vitamin K1 or, even better, K2, vitamin D3, and calcium is likely to reduce fractures and increase survival in postmenopausal women.

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Omega-3's & Vitamin D - great for the heart
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 10:42am

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D demonstrate the ability to positively affect many health conditions, particularly those related to cardiovascular disease onset.

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10 interesting nutrition facts!
Friday February 6, 2015 at 6:04pm

Did you know that Broccoli is good for your bones, or that Kale is good for your eyes? Find out more interesting food facts in this post!

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Pycnogenol - a natural way to boost memory and men
Monday February 2, 2015 at 8:51am

A new study has shown participants who supplemented daily with Pycnogenol® demonstrated stronger performance in daily mental tasks such as dealing with money, managing people, and coping with stress - suggesting mental performance benefits for home life, the workplace and even in a classroom environment.

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Magnesium may help slow progression of prediabetes
Friday January 23, 2015 at 6:59pm

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral that helps your body maintain blood glucose levels. Research has found that increasing magnesium intake may be important for improving insulin sensitivity, reducing systemic inflammation, and decreasing diabetes risk and may be particularly beneficial in offsetting risk of developing diabetes among those at high risk.

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