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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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Blueberries reduce risk of heart disease in women
Tuesday January 20, 2015 at 6:14pm

Research conducted by a team of nutrition and exercise scientists from Florida State University, has shown how introducing blueberries to the diet can help reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Once women go through menopause, they are put at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Can a fish oil supplement help prevent Alzheimer's
Friday January 16, 2015 at 8:51am

Alzheimer's is an incurable disease and the most common type of dementia. It's main symptom is memory loss, among many others, which can cause significant disruption to a person's daily life. While it cannot be cured many new studies have identified key lifestyle and nutritional risk factors which when modified can help prevent Alzheimer's from developing and slow its progression in people already suffering from it.

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