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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Are sugar alternatives actually healthy?
Fri, 16 February, 2018
As a nation we are getting more health conscious it seems and this has let to certain buzz words doing the rounds, one of which is "refined sugar free". Products are using unprocessed alternatives instead but does that really mean it's healthy or are we getting duped by hype?
Why is being healthy so hard?
Fri, 9 February, 2018
Hard choices make us feel like we are being pulled in two directions - doing healthy things can feel like a battle between the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other. The wicked devil impels us to give in to the burger for lunch while the virtuous angel is nagging us to opt ....
A diet inspired by the world's healthiest village
Fri, 2 February, 2018
The Pioppi diet is one that has been inspired by a village in Southern Italy that is famously known as the healthiest place in the world - residents live 10 years longer than average and don't appear to suffer from chronic diseases that plague the western world. The diet does not invo....
Ways to ensure your get-fit regime doesn't fail
Fri, 26 January, 2018
It's not just the new year that brings with it a new health regime, according to a study the average adult starts a health kick every three months. However more than half give up with a few hours of starting and over 60% say they never follow through with their goals. Here is a look a....
olive oil helps with weight loss
Fri, 19 January, 2018
Olive oil is a Mediterranean diet staple and has been long praised for it's health benefits, including those relating to cardiovascular health, reducing osteoporosis fracture risk, reducing depression and protecting the brain from dementia. Olive oil has also been linked to weight los....
Tips to help recovery after a gruelling workout
Fri, 12 January, 2018
Have you started 2018 with a new gym membership? If it's a yes then chances are your muscles are aching from all the lunges, squats, press ups and bench pressing you've been doing. This can not only interfere with daily life but can also stop you from getting the most out of your next....
Beetroot boosts your muscles and helps recovery
Mon, 8 January, 2018
Scientists at the University of Northumbria have discovered that beetroot helps muscles recover after intense exercise. So if you're looking for a post-gym snack, then beetroot may be the answer.
Walnuts - a dieter's new best friend!
Fri, 5 January, 2018
According to research walnuts boost brain activity in the region associated with control and discipline meaning this wrinkly little nut could help you stay strong in the face of cravings - a dieter's nemesis!
Overdone the booze lately? Try turmeric.
Fri, 29 December, 2017
In the Western world, alcohol consumed in large amounts is the main cause of liver disease, and even excess over a short period of time can cause damage to the liver. However, turmeric may provide a way or offsetting the damage if you’ve overdone the drinking recently.
Turmeric could prevent weight gain after menopause
Fri, 22 December, 2017
Research to date, in both menopausal women and animals, has shown that once ovulation ceases significant changes to the composition of gut bacteria occurs. Curcumin (the active component of Turmeric) has been shown in previous studies to demonstrate weight-gain prevention effects in m....
Three supplements you should be taking this winter
Fri, 15 December, 2017
Ensuring you are achieving adequate nutritional and vitamin intake is important all year round but there are a few supplements that are particular important to stock up on during the winter season.
Supplementation with hyaluronic acid reduces wrink
Fri, 8 December, 2017
Supplementation with hyaluronic acid improves the luster of skin and reduces wrinkles says new research from Japan, with the authors going on to say that hyaluronic acid should be used as a method to maintain healthy skin.
Health benefits of red wine
Fri, 1 December, 2017
You've got to love stories about red wine being good for you! Researchers at Washington University in Missouri have found that drinking at least one glass of red wine per week boosts fertility in women, while other scientific research has also found it's good for your heart, your teet....
Young people suffering strokes is on the rise
Fri, 24 November, 2017
Experts are warning of an increase in strokes suffered by young people, including those in their 20's, 30's and 40's. The cause of which appears to be down to too much salty food in our diets.
We don't consume enough omega 3s
Fri, 17 November, 2017
We all know how healthy omega 3 fatty acids are, in fact while we often hear the claim supplements are unnecessary and that all nutrients can be obtained from a healthy diet, the general consensus by the health professionals is that we need to be taking omega 3 fish oils.
Women vitamin D deficient 43% higher risk of MS
Mon, 13 November, 2017
Women with low levels of vitamin D are nearly 50% more likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those who get enough, according to a new study published in Neurology. This strengthens findings of existing research showing a link between vitamin D status and MS.
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