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How to get a good night’s sleep

05/11/2020  |   Tags:
  • Age Related Health Problems
  • Alcohol
  • Antioxidants
  • Health
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health & Cognitive Function
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Pulses
  • sleep
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Vegan diets
  • Wholegrains

Getting enough sleep is vital for good health and reduces the risk of many common diseases, keeps your brain and digestive system healthy and supports your immune system. However, many of us are falling short. What can you do to get a better night’s sleep and can any foods offer help? 

Cholesterol – is it all bad?

06/10/2020  |   Tags:
  • Fats
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Vegan diets

We all need some cholesterol in our bodies to keep them working normally but too much can clog up our arteries and lead to serious health problems. By making some simple, positive changes, most people can keep their cholesterol levels healthy.

Healthy, happy gut

27/08/2020  |   Tags:
  • Digestion
  • Fibre
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Pulses
  • Vegan diets
  • Wholegrains

We rarely pay much attention to our gut health until we have to. Conversely, we tend to know how our mental state can affect our digestion and even have a ‘gut feeling’ about important things in our lives.

Vegan kids – getting the best start

27/08/2020  |   Tags:
  • Child Health
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Pulses
  • Vegan diets
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Wholegrains

More and more parents are choosing to raise their children vegan but sensational headlines supposedly highlighting the plight of vegan infants can scare the life out of you. Be reassured, the vegan kids are alright!

Antioxidants explained

13/08/2020  |   Tags:
  • Age Related Health Problems
  • Antioxidants
  • Cancer
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Wholegrains

Often used as a promotional buzzword, are antioxidants all that they are hyped up to be?

Are we designed to eat meat?

04/08/2020  |   Tags:
  • Evolution
  • Meat

Do you think that our little canine teeth show that we are natural meat-eaters? If so, you are not alone, but you are wrong. Consider how carnivores eat, you might not (literally) have the stomach for it.

Top ten food myths busted!

04/08/2020  |   Tags:
  • Dairy
  • Evolution
  • Fibre
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Seafood
  • Sexual Health
  • Soya
  • The Environment
  • Vegan diets
  • Vitamins and Minerals

You can all get all the nutrients you need from a varied, vegan diet – and often in a form our bodies can better use. Plus, you avoid all the harmful health effects of eating meat, fish and dairy.

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