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childrens health Posts

What Are The Vitamins We're Not Getting Enough Of?
Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 9:00am

As you age, you need more of certain vitamins and minerals than when you were younger. Eating more natural whole foods will serve your health much better but still, we often still are in need of boosting vital vitamins and minerals. The three most common vitamins we are deficient in are Calcium, Vitamin D and Iron.

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Walnuts - great for a healthy brain
Friday August 5, 2016 at 1:32pm

Have you ever noticed that a wrinkly walnut looks remarkably like a brain? Everyone knows the saying "you are what you eat", in the case of walnuts how true is it?

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The Vitamin D vs sun protection debate
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 9:34am

Vitamin D is vital to our well-being and our primary source is from sunlight. During the winter in the UK, it is impossible to get enough vitamin D from the sun in the UK, and during the summer we are strongly advised to use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Most people are unaware of the effect of SPF has on the amount of vitamin D we can absorb - this article makes for essential reading.

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Feeding your child salmon could protect them again
Friday August 21, 2015 at 8:05am

The daily mail has recently reported on new research suggesting that a diet rich in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel before the age of 8 halves the risk of developing hayfever in later life. Find out more about the study in this post.

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Vitamin D Supplements recommended for everyone
Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 8:25am

According to a recent report from Public Health England, over one in five people have low levels of essential vitamin D. The bleak British weather is stopping much of the population from receiving healthy amounts of the essential vitamin from sunlight and natural food sources alone are not enough to boost levels. Government health advisers are now recommending people across the UK increase their daily intake of vitamin D to 10 micrograms.

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More evidence of Omega-3 Fish Oil benefits
Monday May 18, 2015 at 5:24pm

Most people know that we are advised to eat at least two portions of fish a week but statistics show our total daily Omega-3 intake is still declining. We may however not necessarily know why we are told to do this and what the potential heath benefits of eating fish are. Read 6 reasons to take an Omega-3 fish oil supplement.

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Beta-glucans and the immune system
Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 5:47pm

Beta-Glucans are crucial weapons in the fight to stay healthy and naturally boost the immune system. The body doesn't produce Beta-Glucans so the only way to get the compound is through external sources. Learn more about Beta-Glucans and how they work to boost our immune system.

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UK childrens misconceptions about food
Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 4:57pm

A national pupil survey conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation of over 13,000 children between 5 and 16 has revealed some alarming results - with children believing fish fingers to come from chicken and bread from animals. With childhood obesity on the rise could poor food knowledge be a causal factor?

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Probiotics may help prevent obesity
Thursday July 31, 2014 at 8:11am

A scientific study into the effects of probiotics on the diet has shown that it may help to prevent obesity and help treat chronic diseases. Probiotics are 'hot' property in the supplements business with a huge wave of studies and benefits being discovered recently. It appears that the health of the bacteria in our gut has a very influential part to play in the smooth running of our body.

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More reports about children's consumption of junk
Friday May 30, 2014 at 9:15am

Awareness of the importance of diet when it comes to health has, arguably, never been greater - consequently the food industry is under constant pressure to educate it's consumers. Health compromised by dietary factors is on the increase and this is driving many people to change their eating habits, however in the case of childrens' diets why are some parents seemingly burying their heads in the sand?

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Pycnogenol® found to enhance mental performance
Friday May 23, 2014 at 12:01pm

Supplementing a healthy diet is just as important to maintaining mental performance as it is to maintaining a healthy body. Natural supplements are an easy, effective way to manage mental focus, memory and overall mood. A recent clinical trial has shown Pycnogenol® to enhance mental performance in healthy college students.

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Majority do not meet healthy eating targets
Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 8:11am

A recent report by Public Health England has revealed the UK population is consuming far too much saturated fat, sugars and salt and far too few fruit, vegetables and oily fish. This is a major cause for concern and highlights the need for the UK population to make dietary changes for the sake of their health.

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Children may benefit from vital vitamin D suppleme
Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 5:10pm

Vitamin D is crucial to maintenance of strong bones, healthy muscle function and efficient immune system functioning. However a recent survey by the HFMA has reported very worrying statistics - 64% of children are not getting enough vitamin D from their diet alone. Experts are now claiming Vitamin D deficiency is behind the return of Victorian diseases such as rickets.

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