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How does Caffeine work?

How does Caffeine work?

5th September 2016

Caffeine is the world’s most commonly consumed stimulant. It has been found to potentially enhance both mental and physical performance. It is found naturally in a range of foods with coffee being the most obvious, other sources include tea leaves, chocolate, cocoa beans and kola nuts. The safe daily intake…

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The Health Benefits of Omega-3.

The Health Benefits of Omega-3.

1st September 2016

Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids, this means we have to consume them from the diet as our bodies are unable to produce them. The two main forms of omega-3 are EPA and DHA. The best source of these fats is fish and in particular oily fish such as; mackerel, salmon,…

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Active lifestyles and joint health:

Active lifestyles and joint health:

22nd August 2016

An active lifestyle has many health benefits from cardio protective effects to the disease risk reduction benefits a lean tissue mass provides, however active individuals may be more prone to ‘wear and tear’ of joints with a heavy training schedule. Cartilage and bone health are important for long term well-being…

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Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

19th August 2016

The number of people claiming to be vegetarian has increased in the last 50 years although vegetarianism has been practised for years; it is becoming more popular, mainly due to perceived health benefits. However meat and dairy products are major contributors of nutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium, riboflavin (B2)…

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Selenium & Health

Selenium & Health

9th August 2016

Whilst it is only required in small amounts within the body, selenium is a mineral that is vital to human health. It is found as components of proteins/enzymes which are present throughout many parts of the body and are known as ‘selenoproteins’. These selenoproteins serve many important functions within the…

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5 Tips For Eating Healthy on a Budget

5 Tips For Eating Healthy on a Budget

4th August 2016

1) Buy Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: People may argue that fresh fruit and vegetables are better for you than frozen and that they contain more vitamins and minerals. This maybe the case when eaten soon after they have been picked, but often by the time it has been purchased it may…

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Glucomannan and Weight Loss

Glucomannan and Weight Loss

1st August 2016

What is Konjac fibre (Glucomannan)? The Konjac plant with the botanical name Amorphophallus konjac is native to warm subtropical to tropical eastern Asia, from Japan and China south to Indonesia. Its large starchy corms, used to create flour and jelly as well as being used as a vegan substitute for gelatine.…

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Top Tips For Feeling Fresh on a Flight

Top Tips For Feeling Fresh on a Flight

27th July 2016

MINTY FRESH – Having some mints handy will keep your breathe minty fresh after your in-flight meal. Mints also give you something to suck on help prevent your ears from popping!USE DEODORANT- Planes can often be stuffy places especially if you have had make a dash…

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Vitamin D Hits the Headlines

Vitamin D Hits the Headlines

26th July 2016

Vitamin D hit the headlines this week as an increased incidence of deficiency in the UK has lead to Public Health England recommending that everyone takes a daily Vitamin D Supplement. Here is all you need to know about Vitamin D and how you can ensure you don’t become deficient…Why…

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Maintaining a Healthy Gut

Maintaining a Healthy Gut

18th July 2016

Maintaining a Healthy GutA healthy gut is essential for overall health! It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, how often you’re exercising or how much you’re sleeping, you’re body will not function optimally unless you look after your gut. The gut is not only involved with…

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