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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Changing seasons require immune system boost
Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 3:30pm

Colds and flu seem to be rife when the seasons change - its down to a combination of shifts in temperature that allow a different group of viruses to flourish, and it's these viruses that make people ill. The daily nourishment of your immune system can make a huge difference to how your autumn pans out so try including some immune-boosting foods in your diet to give your self a head start on the bugs.

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Caffeine stops the body from absorbing calcium
Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 8:28am

A lot of us opt to take supplements as part of our daily regime but we may be failing to reap all the benefits of what we're taking because we're swigging them down with the wrong drink.

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Breakfast is key for childrens nourishment
Monday September 4, 2017 at 6:48am

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it's something that nutrition and health experts have been going on about for years but new research has revealed that it is actually vital for the overall health of children and teenagers. According to the study, young people who skip breakfast could leave themselves open to severe issues with development, that could affect them later on in life.

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Lutein can improve a child's academic performance
Monday September 4, 2017 at 6:08am

A new study has found that high levels of lutein in children will lead them to perform better in school regarding of IQ and other academic and personal factors. Lutein is found in leafy green vegetables so here we have another reason kids need to eat their broccoli!

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Improve your brain age by eating more of this
Monday August 28, 2017 at 8:49am

Dementia affects a huge number of people in the UK, 850,000 in fact. It is a general term for a long term decline in mental ability severe enough to impede daily life, with common symptoms including memory loss and decreased ability to think and reason. However a recent study has found that eating specific foods may help to combat this brain decline.

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Prediatbetic? Magnesium pills could help
Monday August 21, 2017 at 7:46am

Those with insulin resistance and prediabetes are at an increased risk of high blood pressure but magnesium supplements may lower blood pressure says new research.

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Marmite to prevent miscarriage? Really?
Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 8:21am

Every year 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect worldwide and in the UK, it's estimated that 1 in 6 pregnancies end in a miscarriage. No wonder then that one of last week's news headlines caused such a stir - eat Marmite to prevent miscarriage. But is there any truth behind it?

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Maternal vitamin D vital for childhood development
Monday August 14, 2017 at 7:40am

Pregnant women with a deficiency in vitamin D may be putting their children at risk of developmental issues according to new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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Vitamin D and safe sun exposure
Monday August 7, 2017 at 8:54am

It is pretty well known that the best source of vitamin D is the sun, however we are also told that we need to slather on the sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. If we do this are we depriving ourselves of necessary vitamin D?

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Curcumin plus piperine means better heart health
Monday July 31, 2017 at 8:04am

Type 2 diabetes is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, however new research is indicating that supplements containing both curcuminoids and piperine from black pepper may improve heart health for diabetics by improving the levels of good cholesterol and reducing the levels of bad cholesterol.

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