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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Just Vitamins' Krill Oil supplier A rated
Nov 12, 2019 | 2 min read
Krill harvester Aker Biomarine, supplier of Just Vitamins' Antarctic Red Krill Oil has received an A rating for its fishery sustainability for a fifth year in a row.
Another reason to eat nuts. They reduce wrinkles
Nov 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Recent research found wrinkle width and severity to be reduced in postmenopausal women who snacked on almonds on a daily basis. Almonds are already associated with an array of health benefits due to the fact they're full of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre.
Over 50's have highest rates of vit D deficiency
Oct 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A team of researchers are suggesting that more than a quarter of adults over the age of 50 are deficient in vitamin D and therefore urge supplement uptake and mandatory food fortification as policies most effective in combating deficiencies.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease shockingly common
Oct 22, 2019 | 3 min read
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two long term conditions known as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, both of which can lead onto a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. According to new research the number of sufferers is three times higher than....
Nuts could halt inevitable ageing weight gain
Oct 15, 2019 | 2 min read
Nuts are good for you, that is not breaking news, however a new study has revealed that replacing unhealthy food with nuts could stop the inevitable weight gain as you get older.
Eat your way to lustrous locks
Oct 8, 2019 | 4 min read
The human scalp contains approximately 100,000 hair follicles which require essential elements, such as proteins, vitamins, and minerals, to efficiently produce healthy hair. Micronutrients, including vitamins and trace minerals, are therefore crucial components of our diet.
The brain diet 'slows mental decline'
Oct 2, 2019 | 2 min read
The MIND diet was developed specifically to help the brain work better as well as reduce the likelihood of developing dementia. It is in fact, a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, designed to lower blood pressure. An earlier study of the MIND diet found participa....
Tea drinkers have better organised brains
Sep 25, 2019 | 2 min read
A paper published in the journal Aging and conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore, Wuyi University in China, the University of Essex in the UK and the University of Cambridge looked at the difference between the brain structure of tea drinkers v. non tea dr....
Why is your gut so important to health?
Sep 16, 2019 | 3 min read
The complex colony of organisms that live in the gut is called our gut microbiome. You may have heard that term banded about a lot in recent years and that is because those in the wellness world are seeing more and more evidence supporting poor gut health as a cause of disease and chr....
Worried about Osteoporosis? Supplements to take
Sep 4, 2019 | 3 min read
Being diagnosed with osteoporosis would require treatment with prescription medication however the body still needs certain vitamins and minerals to aid in the absorption of nutrients required to build strong bones so if your dietary intake is lacking then supplementation is worth con....
Vegans must supplement with B vitamins
Aug 28, 2019 | 3 min read
To all the vegans and vegetarians out there, be aware that the best food source of B vitamins is meat, so it’s very important for non-carnivores to supplement with them. B vitamins are important for a wide range of functions, including heart health, metabolism and cognitive function. ....
Salt reduction failure tragedy for public health
Aug 21, 2019 | 2 min read
Back in 2011 a voluntary self- regulating pact, called the Public Health Responsibility Deal, was made between the government and the food industry. The pact saw to curb the salt content of food however new research shows that it's fallen short in it's goals, in fact, it has slowed do....
Beat stress by nourishing your brain
Aug 14, 2019 | 6 min read
Stress impacts all of our day to day lives, it impossible not to feel it and to be unaffected by it. Rather than popping pills to deal with the side effect of stress it might be wiser to tackle the route cause by nourishing the part of the brain where stress originates.
Protein powder isn't just for gym goers
Aug 7, 2019 | 3 min read
Protein is an important part of a healthy diet for anyone but as we get older it becomes more and more important to get sufficient amounts. This is because it's key to preventing age related muscle loss (sarcopenia).
Supplements could prevent dementia
Jul 31, 2019 | 2 min read
While dementia has no known cure, some experts believe that a certain plant supplement could help those diagnosed with a mild form of dementia.
Use of sunscreen doesn't impact vitamin D status
Jul 23, 2019 | 4 min read
​A new study by UK researchers claims that the use of sunscreen on sunny days doesn't stop the body from producing vitamin D.
Vitamin D can reduce risk of dying from cancer
Jul 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Taking vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of dying from cancer by 13% say researchers. Modern lifestyles, which see many of us hauled up indoors, are to blame for people not getting enough sunshine. In fact a fifth of Britons are estimated to be low in vitamin D, which could be....
Tart cherry reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
Jul 10, 2019 | 2 min read
British researchers are now suggesting that consuming montmorency tart cherries improves certain conditions known to be precursors to type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. These set of conditions is known as metabolic syndrome, global rates of which are on the rise.
Skipping breakfast higher risk of heart disease
Jul 3, 2019 | 3 min read
Missing breakfast is associated with a higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Government go ahead with folic acid fortification
Jun 26, 2019 | 2 min read
Back in February of this year we reported on the UK government's plans to fortify flour with folic acid, an attempt to bring the country in line with fortification guidelines in the EU that prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Well, ministers have now revealed that they are mov....
Trying to lose weight? 5-HTP could help
Jun 20, 2019 | 2 min read
Trying to get rid of weight whether its just a few pounds or a whole lot of pounds is an effort. And while diet and exercise have to form the basis of your weight loss plan if you're going to be successful, a bit of extra help can speed things along.
Did you know sleep detox's your brain?
Jun 12, 2019 | 4 min read
Science hasn't yet discovered exactly why we need to sleep, yet we do know about the health benefits good quality sleep brings. An optimal sleep routine detox's the brain, consolidates memory, improves weight loss, and puts you in a better mood amongst many other things. So how can we....
The best supplements for tiredness
Jun 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Feeling tired could just be down to too many late nights or a disrupted sleep routine however perpetual tiredness could also be a symptom of a deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals. Taking these supplements could help to beat that foggy feeling.
Supplements that fight stress
May 22, 2019 | 3 min read
Regardless of whether you're good at managing stress or not, it affects each and every one one of us. There is an argument to say that modern day living has increased the amount of stress we feel, with mental health issues such as anxiety being more and more commonplace. So whether yo....
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