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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

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.
Sperm counts plunging in the developed world
Tue, 7 August, 2018
The UK's fertility could be under threat as sperm rates continue to plunge in a “shocking” downward spiral, a study has warned. Scientists recorded the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall dr....
Add turmeric to your beauty regime
Mon, 30 July, 2018
Scientific research has already firmly establishing turmeric as protective of the cardiovascular system, a supporter of healthy cholesterol levels and a potent free radical scavenger but new research is now coming to light to show that it may keep you looking young, possibly slowing d....
Ubiquinol proven heart health benefits
Mon, 23 July, 2018
Ubiquinol is the reduced form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This is the form your body naturally uses, and research shows ubiquinol is superior for your health in a number of ways, primarily due to its superior bioavailability. It's particularly beneficial for your heart health by reducing....
Top 3 supplements for your brain
Tue, 17 July, 2018
Brain health is of increasing concern as we're living long and longer longer lives - dementia in particular is an ever more prevalent health issue in the UK. So what supplements could we be taking to boost cognition and help protect the brain from dementia? Here we look at 3 top suppl....
Chilli peppers appear to speed up metabolism
Tue, 10 July, 2018
Chemicals found within chilli peppers appears to speed up the metabolism, according to research published in the journal Advances in Nutrition.
Foods scientists claim will keep a diet on track
Tue, 12 June, 2018
Even the most strong willed dieter may give in to temptation when the hunger pangs are hitting hard therefore foods that help keep us feeling fuller for longer are a key to keeping a diet on track. Scientists from the University of Warwick have, for the first time, identified cells in....
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