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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

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....
Rejuvenate your skin with Astaxanthin
Fri, 4 May, 2018
Daily supplementation with astaxanthin may improve the health of facial skin in middle-aged subjects, suggests research from scientists in the UK and Russia.
Supplement recommendations depending on your diet
Fri, 23 March, 2018
Even though it's the ultimate goal, getting all the nutrition required for optimal health from food alone is quite difficult. So whether you're just trying your best to eat healthy or you're adhering to a strict vegan, paleo or gluten free diet, chances are you need some help from sup....
The number one supplement you should be taking
Fri, 16 March, 2018
By now most of us have heard of antioxidants and know about their health benefits but it's still important to be savvy about how powerful the antioxidant is that you're consuming and how much you have to consume for it to have any actual effect on the free radicals within your body. C....
Almonds boost 'good' cholesterol
Fri, 9 March, 2018
A handful of almonds, 43 grams in fact, eaten every day helps to increase levels of good cholesterol while also helping to eliminate the body of bad cholesterol, new research has revealed.
Heart failure linked to vitamin D deficiency
Fri, 2 March, 2018
Heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency leading researchers to suggest we need more trials to test vitamin D for the prevention of heart disease.
Milk alternative drinks leads to iodine deficiency
Fri, 23 February, 2018
The popularity of dairy free milk alternatives has soared in recent times but a new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition has reported that they are not a suitable substitute for cows' milk when it comes to iodine content.
Are sugar alternatives actually healthy?
Fri, 16 February, 2018
As a nation we are getting more health conscious it seems and this has let to certain buzz words doing the rounds, one of which is "refined sugar free". Products are using unprocessed alternatives instead but does that really mean it's healthy or are we getting duped by hype?
Why is being healthy so hard?
Fri, 9 February, 2018
Hard choices make us feel like we are being pulled in two directions - doing healthy things can feel like a battle between the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other. The wicked devil impels us to give in to the burger for lunch while the virtuous angel is nagging us to opt ....
A diet inspired by the world's healthiest village
Fri, 2 February, 2018
The Pioppi diet is one that has been inspired by a village in Southern Italy that is famously known as the healthiest place in the world - residents live 10 years longer than average and don't appear to suffer from chronic diseases that plague the western world. The diet does not invo....
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