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Vitamin D & Winter
(4 days ago) Vitamin D is essential for good bone health and may be linked to a other mental, metabolic and auto-immune diseases. If you live in New Zealand’s south island or Nordic countries in winter, you may want to look at supplementation. Look for 25 ugrams or 1000IU, take one a day. You do not need any more than that.
Protein, amino acids: Where do they come
(9 days ago) Let’s discuss protein and it’s building blocks, amino acids. I want to point out that protein is part of food, so if you eat seaweed, nuts, rice, bread, whole grains, pseudo-grains, tofu legumes, dairy, seafood, eggs, white and red meat, you have got access to protein and amino acids. If you eat a variety of these and vegetables, you are
Lactose and Gluten Intolerance: Are they
(6 days ago) Depending on your life stage, suddenly eating a lower lactose diet can have a knock on effect on long term health outcomes. Lactose is usually a key component to high calcium containing foods. This is especially important for children, adolescents and post-menopausal women and older adults. Potentially also fertility and if you get bad PMS.
Acne & Diet: Is there a connection
(7 days ago) It’s not fun to deal with, and can cause mental health issues. Almost half of high school students with acne (45%) have social phobia (anxiety) according to a systematic review. Having acne leads to a significant increase in depression and anxiety. Learning about evidence-based ways of dealing with acne could be beneficial for some in terms
Do you need protein shakes
(2 days ago) My immediate answer would be no, as protein is part of all sorts of foods. Including legumes, vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you try and get a 1/3 rd of your protein from a supplement, you are missing out on loads of great and potentially more bio …
Intermittent fasting: Does it work for
(5 days ago) Impact of intermittant fasting on health and disease processes. Mattson, M. P., et al. s.l. : Ageing Research Reviews, 2016, Vol. 39. 46-58. 2. Intermittent versus continuous energy restriction on weight loss and cardiometabolic outcomes: A systematic review and …
Dahl for your Darl
(4 days ago) Heart Health, Recipe; Dahl for your Darl. Dahl is a great main or side, and is full of heart healthy lentils. A traditional dish in India, it is a good vegetarian source of protein (when paired with rice). It’s Heart Awareness Month, World Pulse Day and Valentines Day this week. Which means chucking in some puns cannot be helped.
(4 days ago) Fresh chili, cayenne, sliced – to taste. Vegetables – 650 g (start with julienne carrot, red onion and sliced cucumbers, you can get more adventurous with time) Method. Combine the red win vinegar, sugar, water and seasoning in a saucepan. Bring to the boil on a medium heat, making sure to stir and the sugar dissolves.