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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

March is when vitamin D levels are the lowest
Friday March 17, 2017 at 8:50am

Spring officially starts on March 20th for the northern hemisphere which means that everyone should be able to start receiving adequate vitamin D from safe exposure to the sun. However March is actually when vitamin D levels are at their lowest. Have you been topping up your vitamin D levels over the winter?

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Turmeric found to drastically improve memory in de
Friday March 10, 2017 at 12:50pm

Turmeric has been the subject of many scientific studies in recent years and it seems that the circulatory, digestive, and neurological systems of the body, are all positively impacted by turmeric. There is a significantly lower rate of Alzheimer's disease amongst Asian populations that have diets high in turmeric, leading researchers to investigate a possible connection between this wonder spice and brain health.

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Forget 5 a day we need 10 a day!
Thursday March 2, 2017 at 2:53pm

While eating the recommended five a day still helps reduce disease risk, the highest benefits are seen when people consume double that, researcher has found. Doubling our recommended intake could save 7.8 million lives a year globally.

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Why Probiotics are a hot topic
Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 6:55pm

Probiotics are already widely considered to an important part of a daily health regime as they offer fantastic support to the health of your digestion, immunity, brain health and emotional well being. As researchers continue to study probiotics, they uncover additional benefits to a healthy, balanced gut flora.

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Take pregnancy vitamins to boost child's IQ
Monday January 23, 2017 at 8:50am

It is well known that keeping vitamin and nutrient levels up during pregnancy is essential for a healthy baby but new research suggests failing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set a child back by a year by the time they reach secondary school.

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Mediterranean diet prevent neurological degenerati
Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 12:30pm

Recent research to come out of the University of Edinburgh has suggested that the traditional Mediterranean diet of foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life.

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Iron deficiencies in the UK
Monday January 16, 2017 at 12:51pm

Iron is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the UK, with almost half the girls aged 11 to 18, and more than a quarter of working-age women, falling short of intakes needed for good health.

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Eat oily fish to reduce heart disease risk
Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

Coronary heart disease is responsible for more than 73,000 deaths a year in Britain, killing about one in six men and one in 10 women however new research has shown that ensuring oily fish is part of your diet could both slash the risk of heart disease by almost a fifth and reduce cholesterol levels. Find out more in this post.

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Vitamin deficiencies now commonplace across UK
Friday January 6, 2017 at 3:58pm

The official advice given by the government and NHS experts is that we should be able to get all our nutritional requirements from eating a healthy and balanced diet however new research has found vitamin deficiencies are common place across all ages.

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Brussels sprouts - you've got to love them all yea
Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 2:53pm

Unfortunately many of us fall into the sprout hating camp and what a shame that is as Brussels Sprouts are actually packed full of two very important antioxidants - lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants are proven to be important for keeping your eyesight sharp in later life.

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