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Healthy pregnancy diet

Expecting a bundle of joy? Nutritionist Kerry Torrens explains how to eat healthily for you and your baby every step of the way. A balanced healthy diet is crucial for good health and even more so when you’re a “mum to be” – but should you really be eating for two and are some foods completely off the menu? As …

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A balanced diet for vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian, or are tempted to cut back on the meat, make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need with our guide for a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet… Vegetarians enjoy a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit with some also choosing to include dairy products and eggs. Studies suggest that a plant-based diet like …

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A balanced diet for men

When are the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what should your portion size be and what are your guideline daily amounts? Choose wisely and you can eat healthily around the clock… Men have different daily nutritional requirements to women, and below our nutritionist has offered guidance and recipe ideas for men seeking a balanced diet for good …

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A balanced diet for women

Confused about how to follow a healthy, balanced diet? You’re not alone! Our nutritional therapist explains the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what your portion size should be and how to nourish yourself for optimum health… Women have different daily nutritional requirements to men, and below our nutritionist has offered guidance and recipe ideas for women seeking …

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What is a teatox diet?

Weight loss teas are said to burn fat, beat bloating and ‘detox’ the body. We examine the facts behind the claims and assess the real impact on your health. Weight loss and ‘detox’ teas have gained popularity in the dieting world, promising to ‘cleanse’ the body, increase energy, reduce bloating and promote weight loss. We take a look at how these teas work, whether there …

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The benefits of eating fish

Fish is a really nutritious food, being rich in protein, vitamins and minerals which are essential to maintain good health. There are three types of fish: oily fish, white fish and shellfish. Examples of oily fish Examples of white fish Examples of shellfish Salmon Mackerel Fresh tuna Trout Sardines Herring Cod Plaice Whiting Haddock Sole Hake Crabs Mussels Oysters Lobster …

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The Sun Doesn’t Cause Skin Cancer, But Sunscreen Does!

We love the sunshine. We love the sun. We love vitamin D. We understand the sun and the many benefits it provides are NOT the enemy and not to be feared. Responsible sun use doesn’t cause cancer. But, what if the sunscreen you are fearfully slathering on, does. (But not all sunscreen). Sunscreen does more harm than good and not …

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Washing hands in cold water ‘as good as hot’

US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) . The report, in the Journal of Food Protection, suggests this could help cut electricity …

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Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy

This season’s hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it’s also being banned in classrooms across the country. “Fidget spinners” are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according to user reviews, while the …

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How a daily cup of tea may improve your health

No matter what the season, tea can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot. But its benefits go far beyond refreshment. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health. At the very least, it’s a flavorful way of getting enough fluid into your body each day. On top of …

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