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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Vitamin D: Who is at risk?

You may well be deficient in vitamin D and have no idea. Deficiency is incredibly common and most people don’t realise. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include depression, muscle pain, hair loss, tiredness, and bone pain. All vitamins in the diet are important and play a role in maintaining health and wellness, but vitamin D …

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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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Childhood Obesity – Across the World

Childhood obesity is here now in almost every country. No longer is it just America or Europe that has overweight kids, now countries that have moved up the development scale like Mexico, China and Brazil have the problem too. Defining whether a child is overweight or obese is not easy. It is generally agreed that …

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