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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Eat more fibre to feel less stressed
Mon, 12 November, 2018
With modern stressful lifestyles, westernised diets, and medications such as antibiotics, the bacteria living in your gut can be thrown off-balance. This has lead to growing interest in the link between gut bacteria and stress related disorders such as anxiety and depression. New rese....
Autumn Health Tips
Mon, 5 November, 2018
Summer time is over and autumn has arrived - a time to enjoy cosy jumpers and pumpin lattes! However the changing season can also spell an outbreak of coughs and colds so it's even more important to look after your health.
Women needs more nutrients for a happy mind
Tue, 30 October, 2018
New research has suggested that women needs a greater variety of nutrients in their diet to support mood, compared to men. These findings go some way to explain why women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression than men.
Pycnogenol seen to benefit travel health
Mon, 22 October, 2018
Research out of two universities in Italy has found that supplementation with Pycnogenol - French maritime pine bark extract - resulted in less swelling in the lower legs during travel compared to control groups who used stockings or did standard in-flight exercises.
Omega-3s during pregnancy boost infant brain
Mon, 15 October, 2018
By consuming omega-3's regularly during pregnancy women could boost their baby's brain function and eyesight say researchers from Finland.
What to look for in a collagen supplement
Mon, 8 October, 2018
Collagen is without doubt a trendy ingredient in the wellness world at the moment - some of us take it for it's touted beauty benefits while others swear by it's gut health boosting properties.The fact that it's good for our bodies is not up for debate but we can ask the questions: ar....
What is the DASH diet?
Mon, 1 October, 2018
DASH stands for Dietary Action to Stop Hypertension and is recognised for reducing blood pressure. Interestingly, the success of the diet may be down to the action of the bacteria located in your mouth.
Cinnamon boosts metabolism
Tue, 25 September, 2018
A study conducted by researchers in the US and China has found that a chemical compound in cinnamon activated thermogenesis (the process of heat production in organisms) and chronic metabolic remodeling, providing a promising therapeutic strategy in the fight against obesity.
Adding oil to salad boosts health benefits
Wed, 19 September, 2018
It's the perfect season to enjoy a leafy salad, however with many of us concerned about maintaining our summer bodies you may be tempted to save a few calories by skipping the dressing. However new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that addi....
Omega-3 associated with better executive function
Fri, 14 September, 2018
Executive functioning issues are weaknesses in a set of important mental skills that are key to learning, including working memory, flexible thinking and self-control. Recent research conducted on children aged between 2 and 6 years old has shown that those with higher Omega-3 Index l....
Is CBD oil legal in the uk?
Mon, 10 September, 2018
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil the hot new product in the health and wellness world but is it legal? Yes, it is both 100% legal and safe to use. Cannabidiol is a natural extract obtained from the flowers of the hemp plant. It is one of 100 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant but....
Apple cider vinegar liquid or capsules
Thu, 6 September, 2018
Apple cider vinegar has grown fashionable for its supposed weight loss benefits, studies have also found it can help diabetes sufferers manage their blood glucose levels, and it is said to help reduce risk of heart disease. But is it as effective to consume a supplement as it is to co....
Mood boosting foods may depend on your age
Fri, 31 August, 2018
We all know that a balanced life that combines regular exercise, a healthy diet (and the odd indulgence!) promotes a happy body and a happy mind. Research has also shown that there are specific nutrients that are particularly good at boosting our mental state including omega 3's, sele....
What is CBD oil?
Tue, 28 August, 2018
The cannabis plant contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids, one of which is CBD or cannabidiol (pronounced cann-a-bid-EYE-ol). Manufacturers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the compound, which they then add to a carrier oil such as hemp or coconut oil to create CBD....
the best antioxidants to take
Fri, 24 August, 2018
Antioxidants are essential to your health and they are thought to help control how fast you age by combating damage done by free radicals, which are at the heart of age related deterioration. The fact that antioxidants are so complex can lead to confusion, so which are the best ones t....
Acai could be an important prebiotic
Fri, 17 August, 2018
Polyphenols found within Acai have been shown to survive through the entire digestive system, thereby potentially offering prebiotic benefits throughout the gastrointestinal tract, according to researchers in the UK.
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