Nutrition

Miracle Pills or Money Pits: Should You Take Vitamin Supplements?

There are many reasons why people buy vitamin tablets. They seem to provide the perfect solution: miracle pills, which can supplement your diet completely. It sounds too good to be true. Well, perhaps it is.  It can be tempting to take vitamins because of a recommendation or convincing marketing. Maybe you always feel tired and …

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Weighing Up the Risks of Obesity

Obesity is a pandemic of its own. Across the world, it has a negative effect on people and their lives. It causes or is associated with multiple medical complications, including 12 kinds of cancer, liver and respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it substantially shortens life expectancy. Recently it has also come …

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The Importance of Carbs, Fibre and Resistant Starch in Your Diet

The way that the body digests the food that we eat is really important and can play a crucial role in weight loss. Here are some of the key players in the diet when it comes to food digestion.   Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe? Carbs are often seen as the bad guys in our diets. …

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Inflammation in the Body: Can Food and Diet Help?

What is Inflammation? Inflammation in the body should be seen as a good thing. It is the body’s way of fighting off foreign invaders and helping the body repair itself. For example, overcoming colds, removing an ingrown hair, protecting a sprained ankle, and so on. However, inflammation can get out of control and become an …

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