Why a balanced diet is important

A balanced diet is important. Children who don’t get enough healthy foods may face growth and developmental problems, poor academic performance, and frequent infections.

They can also develop unhealthy eating habits that may persist into adulthood. Without exercise, they’ll also have a higher risk of obesity and various diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

A healthy, balanced diet will usually include vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant, carbohydrates, including starches, fibre, protein and healthy fats, taken from …

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12 Oct, 2020

Foods for Hormone Balance

We are made up of a complex symphony of hormones including insulin, oestrogen, progesterone, thyroid, cortisol, and many more. These are our bodies chemical messengers which must work in harmony for us to experience optimally functioning, health.

However, many women deal with common hormonal imbalances that can lead to mood swings, irritability, brain fog, fatigue, and weight gain. Hormones are produced and impacted by the microbiota …

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14 Sep, 2020

Arsenic in Rice

An increasing number of reports over the last few years have highlighted concerns about the amount of arsenic in rice and related products and the potential health implications, particularly for infants and young children.

Arsenic and health

Arsenic is a toxic substance that is naturally present in our environment and is absorbed by some food crops as they grow and so cannot be completely eliminated from the food we eat, or the water we …

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12 Aug, 2020

Healthy Hydration Guide

This blog will be published in two parts. Water is essential for life. It is important we get the right amount of fluid to be healthy. However, there are lots of mixed messages about how much, and what to drink and this can be confusing.

Why do you need water?

We need water to help regulate temperature, transport nutrients and compounds in the blood, remove waste products and act …

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12 Jul, 2020

Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries stand out for their high nutritional value and especially for their high content of vitamins in the group B, among them vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, in addition to a fairly high amount of vitamin C.

Water and vitamins

Strawberries are rich in water, which helps to purify the body of toxins, have an important antioxidant power and prevent infections. Among its minerals is iron, which gives us the energy we need …

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16 May, 2020

A new cancer study

A new cancer study has found people who regularly ate 800g of fruit and veg a day, which is about 10 portions, had a significantly lower risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease.

Researchers looked at more than 350 studies from around the world that examined the impact of fruit and veg consumption on a range of health outcomes, such as cancer and stroke, as well as premature …

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15 Apr, 2020

Vegan and Vegetarian diets

According to a new major study people who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. The study participants had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people …

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13 Mar, 2020