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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

We don't consume enough omega 3s
Friday November 17, 2017 at 10:33am

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.

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Women vitamin D deficient 43% higher risk of MS
Monday November 13, 2017 at 10:48am

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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Almonds improve cognitive ability
Monday November 6, 2017 at 10:06am

Almonds could improve cognitive ability and prevent memory loss according to new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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2nd November is Vitamin D day!
Thursday November 2, 2017 at 3:34pm

Led by the Vitamin D Society, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, Vitamin D Day is a day marked to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world health problem. Researchers has agreed that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists think it's even greater than that.

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Coffee - it's rise from sinner to saint
Friday October 27, 2017 at 10:30am

For years coffee has been considered a vice and we've been told we should drink less of it but now studies into its health benefits are elevating it from sinner to saint!

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Supplement with astaxanthin for beautiful skin
Monday October 23, 2017 at 10:48am

Dietary supplementation with astaxanthin may protect women against wrinkles and loss of skin moisture, as well as improving skin elasticity, says a new study.

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Men who eat vegetables smell better!
Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 4:19pm

Researchers in Australia have analysed the link between food and attraction and found that women prefer the body odour of men who eat a fruit and vegetable-packed diet to those who eat a lot of refined carbohydrates! Another reason to pack in your five a day!!

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A wine a day keeps the doctor away!
Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 4:11pm

Moderate drinking, i.e a glass of wine or a bottle of beer a night, could reduce your risk of an early death by a fifth, says new research.

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Over 65s need 4,000 IU vitamin D daily
Friday October 6, 2017 at 8:08am

As we get older our bodies have less of the vitamin D precursor in our skin which means that we become less efficient at producing vitamin D through exposure to the sun. Research has shown that low vitamin D status is associated with cognitive decline, a decreased ability to perform activities of daily living and mortality. Therefore combating vitamin D deficiency is vitally important in preserving our health as we age.

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Improving cognitive performance of school children
Monday October 2, 2017 at 8:08am

Well the kids are back in school (a collective phew from parents), but learning is hard work for our children and it’s a parents job to do everything they can to help them succeed academically and otherwise. After all promoting happiness, health, and focus at a young age can only stand them in good stead throughout their lives. Healthy habits begin early!

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